Waziyatawin speaks at the Earth at Risk conference (audio)

From Deep Green Resistance:

On November 13th, 2011, Earth at Risk was held in Berkeley, CA. Hundreds attended and thousands watched by livestream online. Below, you can listen to and even download these conversations between Derrick Jensen and seven important thinkers, writers, and activists who each hold an impassioned critique of this culture and who offer ideas on what can be done to build a real resistance movement.

Our planet is under serious threat from industrial civilization. Yet most activists are not considering strategies that might actually prevent the looming biotic collapse the Earth is facing. We need to deprive the rich of their ability to steal from the poor and the powerful of their ability to destroy the planet. We need a serious resistance movement that includes all levels of direct action–action that can match the scale of the problem.

Waziyatawin is a Dakota writer, teacher, and activist committed to the liberation of Indigenous Peoples and homelands. She is the author or co/editor of five volumes, including For Indigenous Eyes Only: A Decolonization Handbook and What Does Justice Look Like? The Struggle for Liberation in Dakota Homeland. Her current research interests include the topics of Indigenous women and resistance, how to theorize and practice decolonizing strategies of resistance and resurgence, and Indigenous Peoples and global collapse. Waziyatawin currently holds the Indigenous Peoples Research Chair in the Indigenous Governance Program at the University of Victoria. When she is not in British Columbia, she is in her home community of Pezihutazizi K’api Makoce (The Land Where They Dig For Yellow Medicine) in the beautiful Minnesota River Valley.

Click here to listen to Waziyatawin at Earth at Risk.

To download, right click on the link above and save the file to your computer.

Listen to or download other Earth at Risk speakers here.


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