“Unions Aren’t Native” : The Muckamuck Restaurant Labour Dispute in Vancouver, BC (1979-1983)

[Photo]: Vancouver Indian Centre president Debbie Mearns (second from right) walking with strike leader Christine Price. August 12, 1978. This fascinating article originally appeared in Labour/Le Travail. Formatting and spelling has been edited for clarity before appearing on Peripheral Thought. For citations please refer to the article as: Janet Mary Nicol. 1997. ‘”Unions Aren’t Native’; […]

CULTURE AS A WAY TO KNOW THE WORLD

[This essay excerpt was written by Jimmie Durham of the Cherokee nation.  Durham was a member of the American Indian Movement and founder of the International Indian Treaty Council that lobbied the United Nations in favour of decolonization of indigenous peoples worldwide. He is also a sculptor and poet.  The entire essay can be read […]

Syria to Standing Rock: Everywhere is a No-Fly Zone

“Every single Empire in its official discourse has said that it is not at all like the others, that its circumstances are special, that it has a mission to enlighten, civilize, bring order and democracy, and that it uses force only as a last resort. And, sadder still, there is always a chorus of willing […]

Excerpt of a Speech by Dr. Roland Chrisjohn

Speech delivered in Edmonton, Alberta by Dr. Roland Chrisjohn Member of Iroquois Confederacy (Oneida), healer (“psychologist”), author of The Circle Game Date of speech unknown Excerpts transcribed by Jim Craven cravjm@ooi.clark.edu as posted to sovernet-l on September 1, 1998 …”Residential schools were one of many attempts at the genocide of the Aboriginal Peoples inhabiting the […]

Roland Chrisjohn – It’s Not Gonna Happen: The Indigenous Response to Capitalism in an Era of Unbridled Capitalism

Originally posted on Native Student Council:
Dr. Roland Chrisjohn is a member of the Oneida Nation of the Confederacy of the Haudenausaunee (Iroquois). He gives his review of his lecture held during the 2011 STU Native Awareness Days in Fredericton, NB. Press play to hear Roland’s lecture! [audio http://nativestudentcouncil.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/rchrisjohn-lecture-2011-stu-nad-rt-128min.mp3%5D