Indigenous Peoples' Day
Movement Monday 10/10/22
Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the US, and it’s a great opportunity to recognize not only the many injustices that have been and continue to be perpetrated against Native peoples, but also the important work Native peoples have done and are doing to protect the environment and fight climate change in this country and beyond. To that end, I encourage y’all to learn and read from the following:
MN350’s excellent Twitter thread on Indigenous Peoples’ Day
An op-ed from Whitney Gravelle, the Bay Mills Indian Community President: “On Indigenous Peoples Day, Let's Discuss Big Oil's War on Native Rights”
A blog post from writer-activist Winona LaDuke: “Indigenous Peoples’ Day: It’s time to end the Indian Wars”
A brief list from Evergreen Action of Indigenous organizations that are leading the climate movement
From Joseph Lee at Grist, “The world spends billions to ‘protect’ Indigenous land. Only 17% goes to Indigenous peoples.”
Acknowledge the land you’re on: https://native-land.ca/. This post was written on Wahpekute and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ land.
Thanks for reading. Til next week!
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