Forever, Sky

I was lost in flatlands where the buffalo once roamed --The Plains the Cree call Home --And it was then that I watched my spirit soar. Ravenous,A desire to be free moved through me;"Wildflowers,"I thought,"My heart belongs to thee!" So cupped in my hand,I held an ancestral past,Wanting -Nay, Desiring! -This moment eternal would last.… Continue reading Forever, Sky

International, Latin America

Canada: The Empire’s Shadowy Cousin

This article was first published by The Media Coop on Feb. 3, 2019 The decision from Global Affairs Canada to recognize an un-elected, unconstitutionally self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela came “within minutes” of Juan Guaido’s  declaration on Jan. 23, the CBC reports. A mere two weeks after the inauguration of democratically-elected Nicolas Maduro, Guaido, a little-known politician heading Venezuela’s… Continue reading Canada: The Empire’s Shadowy Cousin

Indigenous, Latin America, Politics

Berenice Celeita: Honouring a life of Struggle

This story was originally written in June 2015, but was never published. It's about Berenice Celeita, an Indigenous land defender from Colombia fighting for the very same cause as Berta Caceres, the Indigenous activist who was killed in her home in Honduras on March 3, 2016. Though they are from two different/distinct nations, their work and struggle shares more than a common enemy; it shares history and blood. In honour of both of these women and all the other Indigenous land defenders of Mother Earth, I am re-posting this today.

Canada, Indigenous, Politics

Understanding the Indigenous Vote

Throughout this long-winded electoral campaign culminating today, Oct.19, leaders from the three main federal parties have paid little to no attention to indigenous people and the issues they face. From lack of access to clean water, to the more than 1,000 missing and murdered indigenous women, the issues affecting the Original Peoples of this land… Continue reading Understanding the Indigenous Vote

International, Latin America, Politics

Ayotzinapa comes to Canada: activists demand justice for 43 disappeared Mexican students

"Ayotzinapa is a representative case because it shows the collusion that exists between public servants and organized crime...In Mexico there are extra-judicial killings, illegal detentions and other crimes perpetrated by public officials. Mexico cannot remain in the list of safe countries.

Indigenous, International, Politics

Into the Belly of the Beast (A.K.A. Washington, D.C., U.S.A.)

"We were caught in an ocean of Original Peoples – of the Eagle and the Condor Peoples – who had united against Chevron right in the Belly of the Beast, not more than a few hundred feet from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the two financial institutions which have financed most of the misery and poverty that has ravaged the Global South in the last 50 – 60 years."

Indigenous, International, Politics

The Eagle and Condor Peoples unite in fight against Chevron

...The phenomenal force gathered on the nation's capital shook the ground as the demonstrators demanded the corporation own up to its debt and begin cleaning the Amazon. The meeting, described as “historic,” brought together the Eagle and Condor Peoples – the original peoples of these lands – to fulfil a millenarian Inca prophecy.

Indigenous, Politics

Protestors across Canada blast Bill C-51 in national day of action

Over the weekend, people from all across Canada poured on to the streets to protest the Conservative government’s proposed anti-terror legislation, Bill C-51, in a national day of action dubbed “Defend our Freedom.”

Environment, Indigenous, Politics

How will new anti-terror bill affect #SHUTDOWNCANADA and First Nations?

The Conservative government is tabling a new anti-terror bill that could give more powers to the RCMP and Canada’s intelligence agency, which could potentially affect events like #ShutDownCanada on Feb. 13. But the bill must still pass through a reading at the senate level. If it passes, however, Bill C-51 would give police excessive powers… Continue reading How will new anti-terror bill affect #SHUTDOWNCANADA and First Nations?

International, Politics

The true role of the Rotisken’rakéhte: Haudenosaunee Warrior

Originally published in the Two Row Times, Dec. 31, 2014 **** Though the image of the camouflage-clad warrior facing off with police at a barricade has been sensationalized by mainstream media, it is actually far from accurate. The role of the Haudenosaunee Warrior, or Rotisken’rakéhte, is as much about defending his land and people from… Continue reading The true role of the Rotisken’rakéhte: Haudenosaunee Warrior