Towards an Anarchist Ecology

Knowing the Land is Resistance

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Towards an Anarchist Ecology will be debuting at the Kitchener-Waterloo Anarchist Bookfair on February 16th, at 4:30 pm.

As the current wave of Indigenous struggle continues to build, many non-native people are challenging themselves to think seriously about the history of colonialism on Turtle Island. Because colonization played out differently across the continent, it’s important for settlers who want to engage in anti-colonial or Indigenous solidarity struggles to become rooted in the land where they live, to really know the land.

When we set out to know the land though, we find this knowledge often jealously guarded and mediated by so-called experts. The study of ecology in this society is, perhaps unsurprisingly, a deeply colonial and oppressive practice that has and continues to serve the interests of the powerful, usually at the expense of Indigenous communities. We call this dominator ecology.

For the past three years, the Knowing the…

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