The difficulty with identifying (and defeating) systemic racism, especially for those of us who are not its intended target, comes from the fact that its existence and implementation -- by design -- is insidious. Its invisibility ensures its longevity.
Back in 2016, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe faced a fight to try and stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) from being built directly under their primary water supply -- a construction route that would also cross their traditional and ancestral lands, destroying burial grounds and other culturally significant sites. They didn't want the crude… Continue reading Stand With Standing Rock: No DAPL Expansion
Mauna Kea is a sacred mountain to indigenous Hawaiians, and they’re currently trying to protect it from being desecrated by yet another huge observation telescope being built on it.
We all know what’s going on inside the border detention facilities that house migrant children. What the U.S. government is inflicting upon them has been laid bare - much like the concrete floors they're sleeping on - with stark, gut-wrenching clarity. There are no finer points to this debate anymore. You’re either for or against the abuse of children. Where do you stand?
I’ve struggled to write this article because of the strong emotional reaction it triggers in me. I end up getting angry, frustrated and deeply anxious about the future of this country when trying to put my thoughts in one place about abortion.
The people of the Oglala Lakota Nation on Pine Ridge Reservation have experienced an extreme winter storm phenomenon called a ‘bomb cyclone’ which caused intense flooding that has devastated infrastructure, and has displaced, or made homeless, over a 1000 families.
The statistics for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirits (MMIWG2S) is staggering, and a grossly underreported issue across the U.S. and Canada. There is a day of awareness on May 5th to honour and remember the women and push for better systems to report, investigate and provide justice.
There's a lot of (sometimes deliberate) misinformation and stereotypes about The Dreamers who have made the U.S. their home. Here's some pertinent information to be aware of about a group of people often maligned and used for political point-scoring ...