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Afrikans in Nova Scotia Consider Joining the African Union

While the African Union is a highly problematic institution of the Afrikan bourgeoisie this still an important moment in the building of an Afrikan national consciousness for Afrikan people at home and abroad. Also, as a quick blogger’ note, the author of this article from the Media Co-Op (Ted Rutland) claims that “the effort to create a political organization representing all African people is unprecedented” which is most definitely untrue. One only has to look at the example of Garvey’s United Negro Improvement League, which had millions of members across the world in a period long before the internet, which includes members in the Americas, Europe and Africa.

“I’m a black man from a hostile environment,” says David Horne.

Horne is an international facilitator with the Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus (SRDC), and he was in Halifax recently to address a town hall meeting at Africville Park. Along with the other organizers of the event, Horne was hoping to gauge the interest of the African Nova Scotian community in becoming part of the SRDC – and, indeed, becoming leading members of it. Around 150 people attended the town hall, trekking through a major, day-long downpour to discuss their collective future under the ceiling of a event-sized tent. Read the rest of this entry

George Williams: A Potawatomi Warrior’s Story

Written by Johnny Hawke.

Left to Right: George Williams and Johnny Hawke

We are Nations. We have always been Nations

We have voluntarily entered into a relationship of friendship and protection with the Crown, which we have for two centuries referred to as the Covenant Chain. In placing ourselves under the Crown’s protection, we gave up none of our internal sovereignty.

We have never concluded any Treaty with the Dominion of Canada, nor have we ever expressly agreed to accept the Dominion of Canada in place of Great Britain as the party responsible under the British obligation to protect us.

We retain the right to choose our own forms of Government. Read the rest of this entry

New Statement from the Six Nations Youth Reclamation

In the spirit of the Kainerakowa, the Great Peace, we, the youth movement of the Six Nations Youth Reclamation would like to share with you, our community, the spirit of our movement. It has been nearly 2 months since we began the site, and since then there has been a lot of confusion and questions  Through this statement we hope to acknowledge and address these concerns.

We believe that by rediscovering and using existing traditional Haudenosaunee structures and processes of conflict resolution, intervention, community accountability, building/maintaining community, mentorship (aunties/ uncles/ brothers/ sisters), healthy relationships, etc. we can rebuild our nations. THIS needs to be the foundation of the youth center. This is about much more than building a youth recreation centre, this is about creating a safe space to heal and rebuild our nations through the youth. All the while making it a fun and exciting experience.

We also believe that we have to respect that every youth that comes to this space is at a different place in their life and have their own story, wants and needs. Because of this, we are not forcing other youth to conform to fixed standards. Instead, we are supporting each other exactly where we’re at. Read the rest of this entry