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 enrich themselves
On our traditional territories,
While telling everyone their same old stories
Of first “discovery” and “crown sovereignty,”
Of our inferiority and their superiority.
They believe they have a perfect “right”
To use their might,
To maintain their domination,
Which they try to hide with cover words
Like “civilization” and “reconciliation”
Words that are nothing but a lie
Which the colonizers seek to glorify
With their Truth and Lie Commissions.–Steven Newcomb