Indigenous Movement

“We are not myths of the past, ruins in the jungle or zoos. We are people and we want to be respected, not to be victims of intolerance and racism.” 
Rigoberta Menchu

“Since the beginning, Native Peoples lived a life of being in harmony with all that surrounds us. It is a belief that all humankind are related to each other. Each has a purpose, spirit and sacredness. It is an understanding with the Great Spirit or Creator that we will follow these ways. And in this understanding we believe we are related to all other living species”
Dennis Banks
  

  “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”
Chief Seattle  

“The forest is not a resource for us, it is life itself. It is the only place for us to live.” 
Evaristo Nugkuag Ikanan 

“My experience in living and working with Indigenous people has given me the hope that i have. They have taught me concretely that humans have the capacity to be marvelous, and not destructive.”
Juan Pablo Orrego  

“I guess you could say that we Indigenous peoples are on the verge of turning it all upside down." 
Pauline Tangiora

“Each of us is put here in this time and this place to decide the future of humankind. Did you think you were put here for something less?
Chief Arvol Looking Horse

“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.”
Sitting Bull  

Articles

-Time to Abolish Columbus Day - Huffington Post 2015

-After Years of Oppression US to Pay Out Nearly $1 Billion to Native Americans - Free  thought Project 2015

-Police are Killing Native Americans at Higher Rate than Any Race, and Nobody is Talking About It - Free  thought Project 2015

-Honduran Indigenous Leader Berta Cáceres Assassinated, Won Goldman Environmental Prize - Democracy Now 2016
  

-8 Myths and Atrocities About Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day - Indian Country Now 2013
  

-Colombia: 4,700 Indigenous Kids Died from Hunger Since 2006 - Telesur 2016
  

-Murder of activist Berta Cáceres sparks violent clashes in Honduras - The Guardian 2016
  

-By Rejecting $1bn for a Pipeline, a First Nation Has Put Trudeau's Climate Plan on Trial - The Guardian 2016
  

-Idle No More, Black Lives Matter protesters demand action on Attawapiskat suicide crisis - CBS 2016
  

-Decolonizing Identity: US Latinos Rediscover Native Roots - Teleser 2016
  

-Faces of the North Dakota Pipeline Protest: ‘Sacred Land is Who We Are’ - The Guardian 2016

-Military-Style Raid Ends Native Prayer against Dakota Pipelin - Teleser 2016

-Lawyer for Yaqui Tribe Fighting Mexico’s DAPL Kidnapped - Teleser 2016

-Mohawks Become First Tribe to Take Down a Federal Dam - White Wolf Pack 2016

-‘Colossal damage’: Navajo Nation Sues US Government for $160 Million over Colorado Mine Spill - RT 2016

-Quebec Mohawk Chief Vows Civil Unrest if B.C. Pipeline Moves Forward - Montreal Gazette 2016

-Veterans Deploy for Justice at Standing Rock - Socialist Worker 2016

-Women Are the Backbone of the Standing Rock Movement - Time 2016

-The Beginning is Near: The Deep North, Evictions and Pipeline Deadlines - Indian Country News 2016

-Veterans to Serve as ‘Human Shields’ for Dakota Pipeline Protesters - New York Times 2016

-At Standing Rock, Women Lead Fight in Face of Mace, Arrests and Strip Searches - The Guardian 2016