Category Archives: Imperialism & Colonisation

Missions Fest Vancouver Protest – Part 1: Why Protest?

INTRO This past weekend I protested at Missions Fest, an Evangelical Christian missions conference in Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish Territories. It was a big change for me.  Since the mid-80s, I had attended nearly every year that I lived in … Continue reading

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Don´t Lose Hope on the Verge of Collapse

After a few weeks pounding drums, singing songs, waving signs and listening to or making speeches, Idle No More continues to affect North Turtle Island and other places throughout Mother Earth. This is the time for indigenous peoples from around the earth … Continue reading

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Who’s Land Is It?: Answering the Racists

There is a dangerous email going around spouting off racist lies which insult First Nations people.  A friend of mine forwarded it to me.  Here’s the email and my reply.  I added some Bible verses in it, because my friend … Continue reading

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Impoverish the Reserves, Take the Land, Give It To Corporations: Canadian Federal Government Policy

Ask yourselves:   Why is it that the reserves that the Canadian government  “provided” have such horrendous conditions, even worse that many poor regions around the world? Consider some reports: Shacks and slop pails: infrastructure crisis on native reserves A decade … Continue reading

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Idle No More – Both Sides Have Truth

I’m sitting on my da pigu / gruba dupa at McDonald’s trying to type up a quick post before I have to get this ass off to my work.  Lately I have been much absorbed with this movement they call … Continue reading

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Idle No More – A White Boy ‘Fesses Up & Defects

I have been keeping up with Idle No More since early December (2012).  I have been to a couple major rallies.  I plan to go to more.  The Revolution is on! It is encouraging to see native youth, elders, families … Continue reading

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THE IMMIGRANT SONG – LED ZEPPELIN

. . . Originally meant for the Vikings taking over Iceland, but I think it equally applies to the other Euros crossing the oceans to invade populated lands that weren’t theirs . . . WE ARE IMMIGRANTS.   DON’T PRETEND … Continue reading

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