The Mestizo Concept: A Product of European Imperialism

“Every mestizo is one less Indian — or one more Indian waiting to reemerge.” – Jose Barreiro, Taino/Guajiro

What is the concept of Mestizaje? What are its origins? What role does it have to play in the liberation, or rather the obstructing of the liberation, of occupied Abya Yala? These are important questions  that face Our liberation movement, both here in Anówarakowa Kawennote, but also in Anawak and Tawantinsuyu, indeed all of occupied Abya Yala. Continue reading The Mestizo Concept: A Product of European Imperialism

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

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