Indigenous issues & a post-growth world – some links

The IdleNoMore protests have raised consciousness about indigenous issues in Canada. Promoters of a post-growth society know we cannot slow down our industrial metabolism to a sustainable level without significant cultural and political change. The decolonisation struggles of indigenous peoples can help us to rekindle our respect for Mother Earth, the natural cycles we all depend on and the multiple societies and species that make up our world. They can also help us to decolonise our consumer culture imaginations.

Many Canadians have been asking, “what can I do to help?” This is something you can do. Understand the issues yourself, and help other Canadians understand them better too. Don’t let these beliefs [myths about indigenous peoples] remain “common knowledge” any longer. Challenge them, and challenge the politicians who rely on these stereotypes in order to justify ongoing colonialism. Support Idle No More. Demand that Stephen Harper meet with Chief Spence and other leaders. Demand change.”

Aboriginal Issue Primers

Guardian: Canada’s First Nations protest heralds a new alliance

The Face and Leaders of Idle No More is the Grassroots People

Join the movement: Idle No More by Robert Lovelace

Renewal: What Idle No More Means to Me

IdleNoMore in historical context

Indian Act Chiefs and Idle No More: Snakes in the Grassroots?

Justice for Aboriginal Peoples — It’s time – PSAC video 5:49 minutes

Cauca Colombia indigenous peoples support IdleNoMore on you tube

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1 Response to Indigenous issues & a post-growth world – some links

  1. Lynette says:

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