Further Reading
Dig deeper into the history and struggles of Indigenous peoples on Turtle Island (North America) with these recommended resources.

 [photo: credit Ben Powless]

Why Does Canada Hate Indigenous Rights?
A\J contributor Ben Powless explains the importance of implementing Free, Prior and Informed Consent in Canada – and why the government is refusing to do so, in spite of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back (2011), Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (leannesimpson.ca)

Lighting the Eighth Fire: The Liberation, Resurgence, and Protection of Indigenous Nations (2008), Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Kiera L. Ladner

This is an Honour Song: Twenty Years Since the Blockades (2010), Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Kiera L. Ladner

The Winter We Danced: Voices From the Past, the Future, and the Idle No More Movement (2014), The Kino-nda-niimi Collective

Peace, Power, Righteousness: An Indigenous Manifesto (2008), Taiaiake Alfred

Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom (2005), Taiaiake Alfred

The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America (2012), Thomas King

Aboriginal Rights Are Not Human Rights: In Defence of Indigenous Struggles (2013), Peter Kulchyski

Undoing Border Imperialism (2013), Harsha Walia

Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call (2015), Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson

We Share Our Matters: Two Centuries of Writing and Resistance at Six Nations of the Grand River (2014), Rick Monture

Settler: Identity and Colonialism in 21st Century Canada (coming October 2015), Emma Battell Lowman and Adam J. Barker

Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition (2014), Glen Sean Coulthard


For Our Nation to Live, Capitalism Must Die, Rabble.ca, Glen Sean Coulthard  

A Global Solution For Six Nations  

Decolonizing Together: Moving Beyond a Politics of Solidarity Towards a Practice of Decolonization, Briarpatch, Harsha Walia 


Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, Eric Ritskes (Open Access journal)  

Unsettling America: Decolonization in Theory & Practice, a web collection of many resources on decolonization and solidarity 

Native Appropriations, Adrienne Keene  



Rachel is a community builder, organizer, artist, performer, wordsmith, and facilitator. She spends much of her time working within environmental justice movements, and, more specifically, has been engaged for a number of years in activism that opposes the harmful effects and practices of the Canadian extractive industry.

Joanne is a writer and facilitator from the Maritimes now living in Toronto. Her fiction, poetry, and non-fiction work has been included in a variety of national and regional publications and on-line projects.

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