Category Archives: Indigenous Peoples

Existentializing Difference

Kali Rubaii with Yazidi children in Iraq

The Existentialization of Difference: Why Have The Yazidi People Survived? You have asked me: “Why and how have the Yazidi people survived so long? Why are they just now being threatened?” What important questions. I have had the privilege of working with displaced Yazidi who have suffered unprecedented violence, and lost many family members in…more »

Posted in Indigenous Peoples | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


Gaza ~ Operation Protective Edge, August 2014

It was on bloody feet that I arrived in Palestine. When I was seven, I tromped through the oily jungles of Central and South America, not fully realizing the arches of civil war implicating my blue American passport in its weave. I handed over the document as a currency of empire. Why I didn’t feel…more »

Posted in Indigenous Peoples | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Israeli warships open fire at fishermen off Gaza coast

Photo by Ma'an

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli forces opened fire at fishermen off the coast of the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, in apparent violation of the ceasefire agreement reached with Palestinian factions a week ago, fishermen said. Palestinian fishermen told Ma’an that Israeli warships used machine guns to fire at their boats while they were sailing…more »

Posted in Indigenous Peoples | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prayer Loop Song


Post by Dayel M. Washines.

Posted in Indigenous Peoples | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rania Masri Speech: ‘ Mr.Obama, What Is Barbaric?’

US Weapons_0702w

Rania Masri A very moving speech by Rania Masri, the keynote speaker, during the ‘Texas For Gaza’ protest on August 2, 2014 in Austin, Texas. We apologize that the first words and last minutes of the speech were not captured due to phone recording problems. The opening began with, “Yesterday, the Obama administration said that…more »

Posted in Indigenous Peoples | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Witness To An International Crime: Israeli State Terrorism In Gaza


For more half a century, Israel has gotten away with breaking every international law and covenant in its treatment of Palestinians. “The material basis of the Israeli colonial project is dependent on the continued expansion and expropriation of Palestinian land and the subordination of Palestinian people.” “The latest assault on the Palestinian people is a…more »

Posted in Indigenous Peoples | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Assault On Iraqi Agriculture: U.S. Modern Day Gene-ocide

A woman in Iraq inspects her once-fertile, now-parched land. Drought is decimating agriculture in Iraq and making it impossible for many farmers to remain on their land (Source: Hadi Mizban, AP.)

By Daniel Stone Introduction ~ Cognitive Liberty U.S. Rape Culture: The U.S. not only rapes, pillages and plunders, it literally sows its seed to rot and ruin the land it occupies from the inside out. Was it not crime enough to alter the reproductive lives of Iraqis through depleted uranium, strontium, and other yet to…more »

Posted in Indigenous Peoples | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Idle No More': Indigenous Peoples Urgent Environmental And Human Rights Message

Idle No More Flash Mob outside of the Vancouver Convention Center on December 27, 2012.

It is being called the largest indigenous mass mobilization in recent history. ‘Idle No More’ is an Indigenous Peoples Movement Spreading across N.America and the world with an urgent environmental and Human Rights message You may not have heard yet of the ‘Idle No More’ movement, but you will; it’s momentum has been steadily growing…more »

Posted in Indigenous Peoples | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Once Columbus


I love Columbus Day. Each year I recall the simple song I learned as a child about the man who “discovered” America. I still recall the innocent boy whose imagination was taken by the story of adventure and discovery. In fourteen hundred and ninety two Columbus sailed the ocean blue. On Columbus Day, I reflect…more »

Posted in Indigenous Peoples | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lakotas Defend Land From Tarsand Profitiers

Aaron Huey, partners with Ernesto Yerena and Shepard Fairey Poster Campaign in their project, Honor the Treaties

Written by Brenda Norrell The Pine Ridge Project is a collaborative effort between photographer Aaron Huey and artists Shepard Fairey and Ernesto Yerena, taking the stoy of the Lakota and other tribes fighting for treaty rights, straight to the public in the form of street posters and billboards. Lakotas arrested blocking tarsands trucks on Lakota…more »

Posted in Indigenous Peoples | Tagged , , , , , | Comments closed