PUBLISH All The Facts:
Where anybody wandering by might see them.
For any town that became a city and decided to think about trails and paths and sidewalks ... are there any outdoor landing spots for bugs and pollenators ... ?
And what about refugees from neighboring spaces?
How many prisons and prison camps have corrupt Republicans opened?
We at the Ecostead would eventually like a more official yard sign for Mark Charles 2020 campaign, too. #AllThePeople
On #recovering from colonialism this Mother's Day...
it's not cool that Turtle Island got... how shall we say this... polluted with colonists' Euro-centric places named after British royalty and queens. The settlers' ideas about the "greatness" of a pioneer heritage is pretty messed up.
You know who asks for all those English town names? In the US, it's called The "National Association of Realtors", (monarchy) and all of its hideous churches (patriarchal oligarchy).
Turtle Island has never needed either one; it will always be better off without both.
Europeans brought toxic industrialization, rents, exploitation, greed, and disease along with their churches and overwrought promises. Their sickness spread many places, as expected, binding to the colonists' continued refusal to acknowledge the indigenous landkeepers as humans. Stop using the word "steward".
Colonists desecrated and destroyed sacred sites with bulldozers and printed phony books about how great they were, teaching their children to believe many delusions.
What have you done in your life to change that? What are you doing today?
Sometimes when #dismantling an infrastructure, it needs to have all the rot and stupidity removed literally.
Epegwit'g does not honor or sustain the monarchies of Europe; it is not called "Prince Edward Island", nor does it have need for a settler state named "Charlottesville". It does not have neighbors known as "New Brunswick" or "Nova Scotia", and it most definitely never wanted or needed Unma'gi named anything else.
There really is no word for "Saint" in Algonquin languages, so that route won't get you anywhere.
Demanding #justice for crimes committed 500+ years ago: turn off all the colonists trying to further their economic agendas, and see the invasion on the pre-Columbian settlements and residents, whose #MMIW are the real story just about everywhere.
From the files: another perverted colonist who perverted indigineous culture in #Wabanaki region:
How does that perversion happen? The telling sign of a colonist devaluing anything to favor himself.
From "Decolonization Is Not A Metaphor":
"In order for the settlers to make a place their home, they must destroy and disappear the Indigenous peoples that live there. Indigenous peoples are those who have creation stories, not colonization stories, about how we/they came to be in a particular place - indeed how we/they came to be a place. Our/their relationships to land comprise our/their epistemologies, ontologies, and cosmologies.
In order for excess production, [settler] needs excess labor, which he cannot provide himself. The chattel slave serves as that excess labor, labor that can never be paid because payment would have to be in the form of property (land). The settler's wealth is land, or a fungible version of it, and so payment for labor is impossible. The settler positions himself as both superior and normal; the settler is natural, whereas the Indigenous inhabitant and the chattel slave are unnatural, even supernatural.
Settlers are not immigrants. Immigrants are beholden to the Indigenous laws and
epistemologies of the lands they migrate to.
Everything within a settler colonial society strains to destroy or assimilate the Native in order to disappear them from the land - this is how a society can have multiple simultaneous and conflicting messages about Indigenous peoples, such as all Indians are dead, located in faraway reservations, that contemporary Indigenous people are less indigenous than prior generations, and that all Americans are a “little bit Indian.” These desires to erase - to let time do its thing and wait for the older form of living to die out, or to even help speed things along (euthanize) because the death of pre-modern ways of life is thought to be inevitable - these are all desires for another kind of resolve to the colonial situation, resolved through the absolute and total
destruction or assimilation of original inhabitants."
Strange how none of my "facebook friends" (back in 2018 when checking fb occasionally was something I did) happened to get the news that the bronze statue of that TYRANT CORNWALLIS was finally, finally, FINALLY REMOVED FROM the PREMISES!!! In 2018? Why did it take so long to make this known?
The harder they try holding back the truth, the harder it hits them in the face...
Getting rid of colonist and tyrant names and namesakes on "place names" is about the smartest thing any community that desires decolonization can do.
"The removal of the statue, which was installed by the Canadian National Railway in 1931, came after increasing controversy over Cornwallis’s so-called scalping proclamation that offered a cash bounty to anyone who killed a Mi’kmaw person.
“It’s important for us to have the statue removed because white supremacist groups were rallying around the beliefs and ideologies Cornwallis had perpetuated hundreds of years ago,” said Patles.
“And we believe the scalping proclamation … is the seeds of missing and murdered Indigenous women.”
A municipal staff report last week recommended removing the statue in the name of public safety.
The report stated there could have been attempts during Sunday’s rally to tear down the statue as well as possible violent clashes between protesters.
Last year, on Canada Day, a group of protesters demonstrating in front of the statue was confronted by a smaller group called the Proud Boys. While the confrontation didn’t become violent, the incident intensified the debate about the statue."
Decolonization requires both the literal and figurative takedown of dudes who brutally murder other humans.. How many stupid and self-righteous tourists are with this guy?
"For about 20 years, thousands of locals and tourists have passed by this statue every day. It has been photographed countless times. Though it is on private land owned by the Garibaldi Maritime Museum, it's seen by all who traverse the Oregon Coast’s main artery.
Gray is widely hailed as the “discoverer” of the Columbia River, though for 12,000 years previous to his arrival, it was one of the most populated regions in North America, home to tens of thousands of members of the Chinook, Clatsop, Multnomah, Clackamas and Cascade nations. Gray is also credited with being the first to circumnavigate the globe in 1790. Many Pacific Northwest geographical features, high schools, scholarships, harbors and roads are named after him.
But, as with many American monuments, there is an untold story.
Gray has been linked to the infamous South Carolina triangle slave trade, having worked for slave traders Crowell Hatch and Samuel Brown. Following the abolition of that horrific trade, Gray outfitted a sailing ship bound for the Pacific Northwest, seeking sea otter furs. By many eyewitness accounts, his dealings with many Pacific Northwest tribes from Vancouver Island to Tillamook Bay was brutal and rife with murder, theft and the torching of villages.
In one well-documented instance, Gray kidnapped the son of the chief of the village of Opitsaht in British Columbia and ordered the entire village of 200 ornately carved ancestral homes burnt to the ground. "
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