CRYSTAL ECHO HAWK, NICK TILSEN – NOVEMBER 8, 2019 NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH: INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WILL NOT BE ERASED Some may call the celebration of Native American Heritage Month merely a symbolic gesture. But symbols and the movements behind them matter. For nearly three decades, the month of November has been recognized as Native American…
“If we work to reframe Alcatraz as a symbol for Indigenous sovereignty and reposition it in people’s psyche that way, it could be a very powerful thing, especially for people who are so often forgotten overlooked and marginalized like Natives in America.”
This moment in history calls upon us to bind together. Radical change is at our fingertips, and we must keep reaching, building and fighting.
Today’s rally and march to the Mayor’s office continues the long effort of climate justice and Indigenous activists to pressure government to honor Indigenous rights and to take bold climate action.
This illegal law was a bump in the road in our fight to protect Mother Earth, but we are glad to hear that a federal judge agrees that we should have the right to organize and protest unencumbered. This is a step in the right direction.
We hold the solutions to our greatest ecological challenges, and we also hold within us the power to ensure that our future is one that is just and beautiful for future generations.
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