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As my computer use continues to evolve, it's less and less likely I'll be posting meaningful things here. :(

The current alternative is that I'll be sending out an email broadcast - once public, once for paid subscribers, talking about the various sorta stuff I talk about.

For now, I'll be using Substack, a proprietary service, since they provide the necessarily payment processing without unreasonable overhead.

emsenn.substack.com/p/coming-s

Since y'all have gotten access to all my rambling without any sort of gate so far, anyone who wants a paid subscription, just DM me your email and I'll hook you up.

Howdy folk! Apparently, my Website and email had been down from approximately July 10th until, well, moments ago.

I did a pretty good job keeping all my balls in the air even through receiving death threats and being dispossessed off most of my stuff when I was displaced a couple months ago, but some things clearly got dropped.

I apologise to those who use my Website as a resource for learning about colonialism, or were trying to contact me through email. Both resources should be available for the next six months, now.

I am also continuing to develop software for hosting a group focused on learning about colonialism. Right now the community is on Discord, if you want to get a head-start. DM for invite.

I'll take this opportunity to highlight that I live off gifts from folk, and lost most of my possessions (clothes, kitchenware, towels, etc.) a couple months back. For folk on the Web, money is often the easiest gift to give: ko-fi.com/emsenn

I also accept materials: seeds, beads, textile, fiber (yarn, thread), just DM for a shipping address. I also like stickers and buttons and stuff.

Climate change - 

The depressing view from Helskloof pass in the /Ai /Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park - hillsides of dead Pearson's Aloe. These Aloes are endemic to about 500ha of mountain slopes here only and there is probably not even one remaining totally healthy adult plant. This hill should be covered in red, as healthy adults have red leaves. It's very sad to see the effects of climate change in this way, as this is the presumed cause of the mass death seen here.

☕ today I'm holding a #socialcoop Community Cafe session:

🥕 Hands on introductory session about Karrot community organising tool: "Start a group, become a community" --> karrot.world @karrot

📅 6th July (2021-07-06) - i.e. today!

⏲️ 9am West Coast USA
⏲️ 12pm East Coast USA
⏲️ 5pm London
⏲️ 18:00 Central Europe

☎️ call link --> socialcoop.meet.coop/nic-djg-e

🎲 have a play with karrot in advance --> karrot.world/#/groupPreview/27

Please read the whole thread for context of the above photograph.

Colonists use patriarchal-brainwashing to continually probe and ask for "more evidence" of the reality of genocide. The "beyond reasonable doubt" clause is often abused to make the issues about gathering of "more" evidence when there is already plenty available. Usually a thin attempt to cast heroes rather than perpetrators of genocide.

Thanks to @emsenn for the link and quote (tip them @ duckpond: discord.gg/zRJ9kEbawd):

"Roman Catholic churches in Saskatoon and across Canada had also signed an agreement promising to raise $25 million to compensate Daniels and tens of thousands of other survivors for the emotional, physical and sexual abuse, malnutrition, cultural shaming and systemic violations of basic human rights suffered in Catholic-run residential schools.

...But most of that money was never raised.

...While the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon and its 80,000 members spent $28.5 million on the new cathedral, they raised just $34,650 for survivors.

The story was similar in other cities. Canada's 12 million Catholics donated less than $4 million of the promised $25 million, roughly 30 cents/ person.

After several years, the federal government told the Catholic Church to pay up.

Instead, church officials hired one of Canada's top lawyers, who, in a private court hearing, successfully argued that the country's Catholic churches had tried their best, had no more to give.

...On July 16, 2015, after a secret hearing the previous month, Justice Neil Gabrielson sided with the Catholic Church, saying the federal lawyer wasn't clear enough in his opposition to the proposal and a "reasonable person" would conclude a deal had been struck.

The Catholic churches quickly paid the $1.2 million buyout. They were still more than $21 million short of their commitment, but were absolved of any further legal or financial obligations."

source: cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/c

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Every time I check this platform, I see white people appropriating indigenous knowledge, and arguing that if they do not, the world will end. It is racist as heck, and y'all need to learn how to call it out. I responded to someone just now, but deleted it, because I'm not getting into these fights unless someone pays me. But this is ridiculous, I need to be able to come here to cross-post news, without seeing racism.

Jon Corbett's languages Cree# and Ancestral Code allow programming in Cree keywords using Cree concepts and metaphors esoteric.codes/blog/jon-corbet

Every time I check this platform, I see white people appropriating indigenous knowledge, and arguing that if they do not, the world will end. It is racist as heck, and y'all need to learn how to call it out. I responded to someone just now, but deleted it, because I'm not getting into these fights unless someone pays me. But this is ridiculous, I need to be able to come here to cross-post news, without seeing racism.

Apparently I can even pretty easily stream my screen on to Twitch oh, so my live stream of developing my mud might be coming back

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Y'all nerds might appreciate this. The photograph shows a cell phone and a folding Bluetooth keyboard, both plugged into a battery pack that was charged off of yesterday's sunlight. The phone displays three applications: a web browser displaying the reference sheet for a programming language, a text editor, and the command line for the programming language.

A lot of non-Indigenous people around the world are struggling to handle the information coming out of Canada about the residential school program.

Below is a list of resources for learning about the program and closely related topics.

While the unmarked graves may be a shock to many, that is because of the systemic erasure of Indigenous peoples and their voices. It is the intention of the social order to hide this information, and so incumbent on its members to educate themselves. The resources below are *first steps*. There is so much more to learn, and people are bringing new stories every day, because the ethnocide, and resistance against it, still continue each day.

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cbc.ca/books/48-books-by-indig

trc.ca/assets/pdf/Volume_4_Mis

legacyofhope.ca/wherearethechi

newlinesmag.com/first-person/t

coursera.org/learn/indigenous-

groundworkforchange.org/

thelocal.to/issue-11/

riic.ca/

deyen.ca/

briarpatchmagazine.com/issues/

youtube.com/watch?v=VFgNI1lfe0

thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/

talonbooks.com/books/they-call

aupress.ca/books/120260-my-dec

aupress.ca/books/120260-my-dec

tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.108

nctr.ca/education/teaching-res

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The work of non-Indigenous people now is to share these voices among yourselves (boost this post), and figure out your own relationships to these events. How does your life intersect with the foster care system, the prison complex, the theft of indigenous land? Those answers can't come from a book, but books can be great tools for finding them.

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Working to help settler-colonials educate themselves is labour, and doing it now feels extra heavy. Consider giving:

ko-fi.com/emsenn
cash.app/$emsenn0

(To those who have kept your recurring donations active even though I haven't been posting: thank you! That's been my grocery money as I get back on my feet after the recent displacement.)

US politics, leftism, that whole "violent extremism" terrorist thing 

Thing is OWS was relatively modest in comparison to what many leftists really want. It was literally a protest like "hey this income inequality thing sucks and Wall Street being bailed out was because the tail's wagging the dog. We should break up the banks." Yeah, nothing controversial at all, nothing even that exciting. "The revolution" this was definitely not. Some might even say it had a little bit of a liberal touch. And they crushed it like a tin can.

(Yes I'm simplifying but look you could write a book about this)

And Obama pretty much sat by and mysteriously said a whole lot of nothing. So much for "hope" eh?

US politics, leftism, that whole "violent extremism" terrorist thing 

Zoomers are way too young to remember how brutally OWS was put down. Like, some of the people involved disappeared.

Yeah. Disappeared. Yes, in America. Surprised? Don't be. It happens all the time, usually to those who are obscure enough where they won't be missed.

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A lot of non-Indigenous people around the world are struggling to handle the information coming out of Canada about the residential school program.

Below is a list of resources for learning about the program and closely related topics.

While the unmarked graves may be a shock to many, that is because of the systemic erasure of Indigenous peoples and their voices. It is the intention of the social order to hide this information, and so incumbent on its members to educate themselves. The resources below are *first steps*. There is so much more to learn, and people are bringing new stories every day, because the ethnocide, and resistance against it, still continue each day.

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cbc.ca/books/48-books-by-indig

trc.ca/assets/pdf/Volume_4_Mis

legacyofhope.ca/wherearethechi

newlinesmag.com/first-person/t

coursera.org/learn/indigenous-

groundworkforchange.org/

thelocal.to/issue-11/

riic.ca/

deyen.ca/

briarpatchmagazine.com/issues/

youtube.com/watch?v=VFgNI1lfe0

thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/

talonbooks.com/books/they-call

aupress.ca/books/120260-my-dec

aupress.ca/books/120260-my-dec

tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.108

nctr.ca/education/teaching-res

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The work of non-Indigenous people now is to share these voices among yourselves (boost this post), and figure out your own relationships to these events. How does your life intersect with the foster care system, the prison complex, the theft of indigenous land? Those answers can't come from a book, but books can be great tools for finding them.

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Working to help settler-colonials educate themselves is labour, and doing it now feels extra heavy. Consider giving:

ko-fi.com/emsenn
cash.app/$emsenn0

(To those who have kept your recurring donations active even though I haven't been posting: thank you! That's been my grocery money as I get back on my feet after the recent displacement.)

A news release from Federation of Indigenous First Nations on Wednesday, June 23rd, said that the Cowessess Nation have found hundreds of unmarked graves at the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan. (The number is expected to be three times higher than the 215 found recently at the Kamloops Residential school.)

cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewa

Marieval was created by the Roman Catholic Church and was open for nearly a century, from 1899 until 1997, though it was under Cowessess control from, if I recall correctly, the late 1970s until its closing.

Robert Kakakaway survived Marieval and wrote a memoir: amazon.ca/dp/B08HTM7VZJ

Here is:a writeup from the nearby University of Regina about the school: cdn.discordapp.com/attachments

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I request that folk share this news and have conversations about it, and work to learn more about the "Indian Wars," which never really ended.

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If that 3x estimate is accurate then that will bring the number of indigenous children found in unmarked graves at residential schools in Canda to greater than 1,000 in one month.

The official estimated death toll of the Canadian residential school program is 3,400, with an upper boundary of 6k. That upper boundary would place the fatality rate of Canadian residential schools at more than double the fatality rate of German POW camps for Canadian prisoners during the Second World War.

The purpose of the Canadian residential school program is, today, recognized as an ethnocidal continuation of the Indian Wars, which gives Canada the dubious honour of being the only Western colony-state to acknowledge it took Indigenous children as prisoners of war.
And in fact the tactic of abducting Indigenous children continued long after residential schools closed - from the 60s until the mid-90s, Indigenous children were forced into the adoption system, and from the mid-90s until now mothers have been coerced and tortured in hospitals into giving up their babies.

Please PM me if you get paid to surf Reddit all day, I would like to help a friend find an apartment, and would prefer to distribute that work among people who are already on computers.

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