Interview with Ancestral Pride: Indigenous Land Defenders

Radio-BED sits down with Crow and Sacheen of Ancestral Pride for a necessary conversation on land defence, Idle No More, settler solidarity, nationhood and going home.

In this special report, Ancestral Pride schools listeners of all nations on the reality of the struggle for safety and self-determination and the importance of asserting and re-asserting Indigenous jurisdiction and authority over lands that have never been surrendered.

7 responses to “Interview with Ancestral Pride: Indigenous Land Defenders

  1. Reblogged this on Spirit In Action and commented:
    Thank you for posting this. For so many of us living on lands ceded, or in many more cases as where I live literally cleared of people thru murder and disease, we can only support those who still maintain the land.
    It is my dream that we will all learn to do so-no matter what nation or ancestors we come from, and that eventually all the lands of Earth will return to the respectful loving management by people who are deeply connected to that land, one another and all living beings.
    I know it seems absurd when we have such harsh struggle just to protect watersheds from fracking on unceded lands-which should never even be a possibility- but from our determination, dreams, prayers and actions come the better futures we hope for our children.

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  4. Reblogged this on Míle Gaiscíoch and commented:
    Nothing but love for these folks! Tá siad laochra fíor!

  5. I’d just like to remind people about using terms like “pride”, as this from John Trudell:
    We must not be drawn into their traps. Whatever we do, we must do as a resistance; whatever we do as a people, whatever we do in the name of the people and the earth, we must do this with humility and with gratefulness for what we are and what we have. But we should not do it with pride.
    Because John Wayne is proud, the marines are proud. People flying B-52 bombers are proud. How are we going to get our liberation if we take on their characteristics? It is time for us to think. We hate to think about the terminology we use, [but] we must think about the thoughts that go with our terminology.
    (…) We have to understand that they want us to be lazy in our minds and lazy in our spirits and lazy in our thinking.

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