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Indigenous Resurgence and Radical Anti-Colonial Struggle

PSU Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway
1825 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201, US (map)



Presentaion and Discussion with Kanahus Freedom, Amanda Lickers, and Klee Benally

From the Idle No More movement to the events at Standing Rock, the idea of native resistance has been receiving increasing mainstream visibility. There is an endless onslaught of extractive and destructive industries involved in land theft, indigenous dispossession, and the desecration of sacred places. This event will bring a variety of indigenous voices from across Turtle Island to discuss what is needed to build an effective, mass movement to resist the ongoing manifestations of settler colonization across this land. In spite of different localities, all are tied to a logic and history of settler colonialism. The growing momentum behind indigenous resurgence, decolonization, and land defense on this continent requires critical movement building, strategizing, and solidarity. This presentation will address different forms of indigenous resurgence across Turtle Island and the critical analyses needed to build a radical anti-colonial movement to defend land and sacred spaces, while attending to the central question of prefiguring the return of indigenous land and life and the dismantling of the settler state.