The legacy of the Doctrine of Christian Discovery is the pervasiveness of Christianity among the victims of the doctrine. Black and Native people succumbed to the pressures of slavery, genocide, assimilation and subjugation and now are predominantly Christians.
Decolonization is not about finding comfortable places within the systems of oppression. It's about dismantling those systems! We cannot simply mirror all their failed systems and claim independence because we now have them. We need to formulate our own solutions that bring our past forward.
The American Genocide: 1492-???? What's the end date? Is there one? When will we say this was the day/month/year it ended? Support the show and check out our new merch store! - https://www.letstalknative.com/store
Live in NYC or close to the area? Join John Kane at the Brooklyn Commons on Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 PM for a special film screening! Catch "Let's Talk with John Kane" on WBAI 99.5 FM NYC from 3 to 5 PM every Thursday.
True history is not only buried but it's lied about and white washed. And that history is carried forward in pop culture and what's taught to children everyday. Support the show and check out our new merch store! - https://www.letstalknative.com/store
That promissory note was not written to us. The creed was not to us. The American Dream was never ours. Our playing field was not tilted or skewed. It was stolen. We still fight for a free and independent existence, not for equality and sameness. Support the show and check out our new merch store! - https://www.letstalknative.com/store
Seven years ago we had a powerful movement that called for our people to be Idle No More! Since then far too many have grown idle and silent. It's time for us to to get active and support activism. I have no problem with social media activism but less selfies and mind numbing videos and more education valuable info would go along way.
Ours was not the "primitive culture." We saw all creation not as man's dominion but rather we saw our place in it. We made commitments to seven generations to do no harm. We didn't believe in an all seeing, all knowing, all powerful white man in the sky who created all things, heard all prayers and created man in his image to rule the world. Nope we had to regress to a primitive culture to buy this bullshit!
An anniversary of sorts, 7 years after standing up to cops trying to shut down an "Idle No More" flashmob round dance. But the real topic is calling out what has infiltrated our culture and sorting out what's ours and what's not. Check out our latest video "We Are Not Your Mascots" - https://youtu.be/Z1pQiUl9KX4
Will Trump's New Years fireworks finally convince us to stop our kids from enlisting into the US military? It pains me to hear Native people boasting about our enlistment rates. If we really wanted to defend our lands we would fighting against the US not for them.