Settler-Colonialism in Disguise: An Indigenist Critique of Québécois Nationalism

The following was originally penned by myself, Eaemaehkiw Thupaq Kesīqnaeh, and appeared on a persynal blog i used to run known as The Speed of Dreams. It first appeared in May 2011 under the original title Some Thoughts on the Québec Sovereigntist Movement. It is appears below more or less in its original form with only some minor edits and updates. Continue reading Settler-Colonialism in Disguise: An Indigenist Critique of Québécois Nationalism

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Two-Spirit People: Gender Variance & Resistance in Onkwehón:we Culture

The following was written in it’s original form back in the winter and early spring of 2009. Originally for academik purposes it has since then been modified and altered significantly. While it is not a perfect article by any stretch we do believe that it serves as a sufficient introduction to overstanding an incredibly broad and complex subject that spans the millennia, both before and after the White Death of 1492. Continue reading Two-Spirit People: Gender Variance & Resistance in Onkwehón:we Culture

Rest in Power: Dacajeweiah, “Splitting the Sky”

It is with a heavy heart that Onkwehón:we Rising relates to you the news that John Dacajeweiah Hill, aka “Splitting the Sky”, rotiskenhrakete of the Kanien’kehá:ka nation has passed on from this world to be with Our ancestors. Dacajeweiah, which means “Splitting the Sky” in the colonizer’s tongue, like the overwhelming majority of colonial subjects, experienced great hardship and suffering under the boot of the North American settler-colonial capitalist system, especially in his youth. However following his experiences gained in the imperialist iron houses he fought for the freedom of Onkwehón:we for the rest of his adult life. He was a giant who walked among us. Truly his passing is one weightier than Mount Tai. Continue reading Rest in Power: Dacajeweiah, “Splitting the Sky”