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
Mother's Day is a hard one, people. The genocidal history of the colonization of Turtle Island involved neither courage nor sacrifice; these things go back much further than 500 years.
"Many historians who acknowledge the exceptional one-sided colonial violence attribute it to racism. Grenier argues that rather than racism leading to violence, the reverse occurred: the out-of-control
momentum of extreme violence of unlimited warfare fueled race hatred. "Successive generations of Americans, both soldiers and civilians, made the killing of Indian men, women, and children a defining element of their first military tradition and thereby part of a shared American identity. Indeed, only after seventeenth- and early-
eighteenth-century Americans made the first way of war a key to being a white American could later generations of 'Indian haters,' men like Andrew Jackson, turn the Indian wars into race wars." By then, the Indigenous peoples' villages, farmlands, towns, and entire nations formed the only barrier to the settlers' total freedom to acquire [corrupt colonist dollars]. Settler colonialists again chose their own means of conquest. Such fighters are often viewed as courageous heroes, but killing the unarmed women, children, and old people and burning homes and fields involved neither courage nor sacrifice."
[Edit] Sorry , reading so many elders' writing, I accidentally credit author name wrong:
_An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States_
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."
Melg'puguasit, we stand with Wet'suwet'en. Decolonize: "Traditional Ecological Knowledge" (TEK) is the only thing that can help humans as a colonized planet continues to sink deeper into the chaos and destruction of broken, inequitable, and faulty systems that value money over Earth's many forms of life.
We encourage you to join us on a better path as we build and participate in an Ecological Democracy that includes #AllThePeople as envisioned by Mark Charles, a Navajo Nation member running as an Independent candidate for President. #LivingWalls, not border walls. The Earth does not sustain white supremacists.