• The Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) Territory0

    What “#LandBack” Leaves Out of Focus “A return to an earlier or normal condition” is one definition of the word “back.” In relation to land and Native nations or peoples, the word “back” is often expressed as, “they should give the land back to the Indians.” “#LandBack” has now become a popular meme among some

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  • “Conquest” is Another Word for Domination0

    War—or the act or state of exerting violence against another—is the context for the word conquest. Another way of understanding “a conquest” is, “having achieved a victory over or triumphed over an enemy.” To triumph or surmount is ‘to gain the upperhand over, to have won mastery or dominance over.’ In other words, conquest is

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  • The 1977 UN Conference On “Indigenous Populations”0

    The International Indian Treaty Council’s Intervention In September of 1977, representatives of Indigenous nations and peoples from around the world traveled to the Palace of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. They went there to attend the International NGO [Non-Governmental Organization] Conference on Discrimination Against Indigenous Populations held at the UN Palais des Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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  • Truth and Lie Commissions0

    There’s been no friendship between Native nations And the domination system For us to patch back together, There’s been no harmony with the colonizers To try and restore. Just a genocidal desire by the dominators For our nations to exist no more. For them it’s business as usual And its nothing unusual For them to

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