Tag: Indigenous Rights

Protesters marching on Canada Day. A sign has the Canadian colors and says "No Pride in Genocide."

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.

Thousands March in Cancel Canada Day Actions

While there had been anti-Canada Day marches in the past, this year’s especially large turnout was spurred in part by the discovery of over 1,100 bodies at former residential schools over the past few months.

Stop the Genocide! Garífuna Land Defenders Fight Against State-Sanctioned Violence in Honduras

More than eight months after the kidnapping of four young land defenders from the Garífuna community of Triunfo de la Cruz, in northern Honduras, their whereabouts are still unknown. In a recent statement, the local organization OFRANEH (Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras) issued a denunciation saying that the State of Honduras is committing genocide against the Garífuna people, with the aim of achieving their definitive displacement. We discussed this situation with César Benedith, member of OFRANEH, community leader and former president of the Triunfo de la Cruz Community Board.

Protesters marching on Canada Day. A sign has the Canadian colors and says "No Pride in Genocide."

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.

Thousands March in Cancel Canada Day Actions

While there had been anti-Canada Day marches in the past, this year’s especially large turnout was spurred in part by the discovery of over 1,100 bodies at former residential schools over the past few months.

Stop the Genocide! Garífuna Land Defenders Fight Against State-Sanctioned Violence in Honduras

More than eight months after the kidnapping of four young land defenders from the Garífuna community of Triunfo de la Cruz, in northern Honduras, their whereabouts are still unknown. In a recent statement, the local organization OFRANEH (Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras) issued a denunciation saying that the State of Honduras is committing genocide against the Garífuna people, with the aim of achieving their definitive displacement. We discussed this situation with César Benedith, member of OFRANEH, community leader and former president of the Triunfo de la Cruz Community Board.