tag: colonization

South Fort George School in British Columbia
Many Canadians are coming to terms with the nation’s history of schooling and settler colonialism.
Queen Elizabeth
Indigenous leaders are among those reflecting on the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II.
Women's March
Federal and state abortion restrictions have been interfering with tribal sovereignty for years.
U.S. Supreme Court
The legacy of colonialism continues to exist in 2022 through this most recent action by the U.S. Supreme Court to deny Native — and all — women the right to body sovereignty.
LandBack
For many in Canada, #LandBack means taking back positions as stewards of the land and bringing balance to the community.
Rincon in Puerto Rico
Tax breaks and other incentives are driving wealthy, outside investors to buy up property in Puerto Rico, raising concerns about a new era of colonization.
StrongHearts Native Helpline
In Indian Country, the abusive tactics of domestic violence have their roots in colonization.
@hucpiga on TikTok
A young voice from the Winnebago Tribe spurred big change and helped address anti-LGBTQ actions in the community.
Morgan Behn-Tsakoza
On an intuitive and experiential level, the Catholic Church as an institution was an agent of harm. But Pope Francis has avoided saying so.
Tribal Flags
Ideally, a national flag is a symbol of pride and devotion to one’s country.
Regan Loggans, also known as Regan de Loggans
The leader of New York City’s most prominent and vocal Indigenous group is changing their story after being asked about their tribal affiliation claims.
National Day of Mourning
Let’s give due reverence to the United American Indians of New England who since 1970 have held a “National Day of Mourning” to honor Native resilience.
Grey Owl
There is a growing movement to identify and call-out people who have fraudulently held positions by claiming indigeneity like Cheyanne Turions, Joseph Boyden, Michelle Latimer and Carrie Bourassa.
Cherokee Nation
In our mission to save the Cherokee language, we cannot and we will not fail.
Justice for Kozee / MMIW
The loss of an Indigenous woman’s life is all too familiar in our communities.
Klee Benally
Native America Calling visits with Navajo musician Klee Benally to find out why he’s calling out settler colonial order.
Shawnee Language Program
The Shawnee language is in danger of becoming extinct, but COVID-19 and a switch to remote education open the door for revival.
Land Back in Rapid City, South Dakota
Grassroots treaty rights events on Independence Day featured a peaceful but spectacular civil disobedience action.
Native America Calling NAC
Native scholars point to critical race theory as a vital piece of fully understanding the ongoing legacy of colonialism. But it’s facing a backlash across the nation.
chiricahuaapachecarlisleindianboardingschool
“The federal policies that attempted to wipe out Native identity, language and culture continued to manifest in the pain our communities face,” said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.
A ground radar survey of the Carlisle Barracks Post Cemetery was used to gather more information about the tribal youth who died while attending the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania. Photo: Army National Military Cemeteries
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, a comprehensive review of the troubled legacy of federal boarding school policies.
uscapitol
The Joe Biden presidential inauguration was a glaring reminder for indigenous people that we remain mostly obscure.
Native America Calling NAC
It’s been four centuries since the Pilgrims stepped off the Mayflower onto the shores of present day Massachusetts.
The crisis of murdered and missing Indigenous women, children, and Two Spirits has had significant impacts on Indigenous communities.
“Native Americans have overcome many hardships since the onset of colonization — genocide, forced relocation and assimilation — but we’re still here,” said Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico).
pineridgeagency
On and around the Pine Ridge Reservation, we cope endlessly with racial intolerance.
donaldtrump
President Donald Trump disavowed Indigenous Peoples Day during a campaign rally in Michigan.
rulantengen
What happens when the artistic director of an organization whose mission is to serve Native people comes out as not being Native?
Goodbye Columbus
Native people finally celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an official holiday in Arizona – but it was a win with an asterisk.
ndncollectivewilliwhite
Conservation institutions and policies continue to exclude and discriminate against Indigenous and rural communities.
domesticviolenceisnottraditional
Colonization imposes and promotes the domination and ownership of Native women by men, as reflected in the increasing rates of violence against Native women since first contact.
strongheartsnativehelpline
Having lived through genocide and horrific suffering, the aftermath of European contact and colonization continues to not only haunt Native Americans, it wreaks havoc in their everyday lives.
northerncheyennetribecapitol
Some tribal governments are a manifestation of colonialism, whereby those who play the game (elected officials, federal and tribal employees) often stand to reap personal financial gain.