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Indigenous Rights

Five Indigenous Struggles You Should Support on Thanksgiving

While Thanksgiving is an opportunity to spend time with family and community, it also represents the whitewashing of the country’s genocide of Native Americans. Here we present five Indigenous struggles that you can support today.

Sam Carliner

November 25, 2021

Native Occupation of Alcatraz Island Began on This Day in 1969

Today marks the 52nd anniversary of the start of what would become a year-and-a-half-long occupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay in 1969 by 89 Native Americans and their supporters. It was a remarkable demonstration of Indigenous resistance self-organization and helped launch a broader struggle.

Emma Lee

November 20, 2021

Thousands in Ecuador Protest the Government’s Austerity Measures

Thousands have taken to the streets in Ecuador to protest increases in fuel prices and the government’s austerity measures. But the union and social movement leaderships are not putting forward a serious plan of struggle to defeat these plans through a real national strike.

Diego Sacchi

October 28, 2021

Indigenous Communities in Colombia Are Being Persecuted, Disappeared, and Displaced

Indigenous people in Colombia are being murdered, disappeared, and displaced. But the Duque government refuses to address their rights and prefers to stigmatize them.

Begonia D

September 23, 2021

Thousands of Indigenous Activists are Resisting Land Grabs and Ecocide in Brazil

Brazil’s Indigenous peoples are resisting capitalist attacks on their land enabled by the Bolsonaro government. As Brazil’s Supreme Court stands poised to advance these attacks, the international working class must show solidarity with the “Struggle for Life.”

Sam Carliner

September 1, 2021

Mexico: AMLO Installs a Replica Aztec Temple While He Dispossesses Indigenous Communities

The Mexican government pays lip service to indigenous struggle, all while dispossessing indigenous communities.

Óscar Fernández

August 12, 2021

“We Can’t Make the Bleeding Stop on Our Own”: Interview with a Native Water Protector in Minnesota

A Native water protector at the #StopLine3 actions in Minnesota spoke with Left Voice about how fossil fuel extraction connects to the history of violence against Indigenous Communities.

Sam Carliner

July 16, 2021

Apologies Are Not Enough: Residential Schools and the Fight for Indigenous Rights

Less than a month after the uncovering of 215 unmarked graves of indigenous children at Kamloops Indian Residential School, another harrowing discovery revealed an additional 751 graves at the site of the Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan.

Emma Lee

July 10, 2021

Canadians Rise Up Against the Country’s History of Genocide

In recent weeks, as the horrors perpetrated in the Canadian governments residential schools have been crystalized by the discovery of a series of mass graves of Indigenous children killed in the system, the country has erupted in a spate of Catholic churches burnt, church buildings covered by graffiti, and statues of those whose responsible for the murders toppled.

Rob Lyons

July 6, 2021