Building connections across decolonization struggles

Unsettling America

Building connections across decolonization strugglesIndigenous and Afrikan activists have much to gain from joining forces. Making demands on the state won’t do. To win, we must struggle for autonomy.

Editor’s note: ‘Turtle Island’ is the name used by several Native American tribes (especially the Haudenosaunee or Iroquois Confederacy) to refer to the continent dubbed North America by its early colonizers. ‘Afrikan’ here refers to peoples of African descent living in Turtle Island. The authors are an Afrikan and Indigenous activist, respectively.

By Luam Kidane and Jarrett Martineau, Reflections on a Revolution

On October, 4, 2013 Herman Wallace, an Afrikan Freedom Fighter, died in the United States after being held in solitary confinement for 42 years. On October 7, 2013, Indigenous groups joined in an international day of action, to “proclaim the importance of indigenous sovereignty” and to mark the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation: a document claimed to be both a foundational recognition of Indigenous…

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