migizi

nitanahkohe:

misguidedmidgardian:

When Indigenous people (some, NOT all) think they are the only ones worthy of protecting the planet… Bitch please, I’m in school studying as Environmental Science and biology major, and you’re pissing time away in liberal arts, stfu, and reconsider…

I see your points, I get it. It’s so upsetting when people use double standards to promote their cause and knock everyone else down who is simply born to this land, then label them as a nobody, and tell them they should get up and leave the America’s because of what their past people’s have done. I made an angry post and put it online in the abyss of the internet. I wanted the anger out of me, who doesn’t. Jump on this post and hate it, be angry, work aggressions out, create dialogue. Do it. It’s tumblr, it won’t affect anybody. The only thing that matters is our attitudes outside of tumblr, and I sure as fuck don’t carry this attitude around with me all the time, this time of hate and anger. Tumblr is a place where i put it so I don’t have to carry it around with me. 

You have ‘anti-racist feminist’ in caps on your blog but you then say ‘bitch please’ in an ignorant rant (“pissing time away” in liberal arts? Really?) against indigenous WoC? That is painful to see.

Jump on this post and hate it, be angry, work aggressions out, create dialogue. Do it. It’s tumblr, it won’t affect anybody. The only thing that matters is our attitudes outside of tumblr, and I sure as fuck don’t carry this attitude around with me all the time, this time of hate and anger. Tumblr is a place where i put it so I don’t have to carry it around with me. 

silentstepsinthetorngats

Those communities who seek to identify with their past are not always allowed to do so freely. In those areas where people have been resettled, they do not feel a part of the heritage found there, either because colonial propaganda has convinced them that it does not belong to them or because, even if they believe that it is the product of local people, it belongs to other people who they do not know and as such, it is best to let it be rather than tamper with it in any way.

Either way, it can be safely concluded that one of the worst legacies of colonialism has been the permanent dislocation of people from their heritage.

Gilbert Pwiti and Webber Ndoro, The Legacy of Colonialism, 1999 (via silentstepsinthetorngats)
globalvoices

globalvoices:

Bolivia: Indigenous Communities Battle for Territory

Plans for a road linking the Cochabamba and Beni regions of Bolivia continues to provoke debate and cause conflict in the country. Although most agree on the need to link the two regions in to the centre and northeast of the country, the fact that plans state the road would cut through the heart of the Isiboro Sécure National Park and Indigenous Territory [Parque Nacional y Territorio Indígena Isiboro-Secure or Territorio Indígena y Parque Nacional Isiboro Secure, TIPNIS] has been the cause of much conflict. The project, moreover, has been devised and is being pushed by Evo Morales’ government. In 2011 and 2012, several indigenous organisations openly opposed the idea that the road project should cross through the TIPNIS. The eighth and ninth Indigenous Marches for Dignity and Territory were the most visible demonstrations of indigenous protest against the road, which would put one of the Amazon’s most biodiverse and highly protected areas at risk. Tensions worsened when on 25 September 2011 police used violence to intervene with the eighth Indigenous March.

When Indigenous people (some, NOT all)  think they are the only ones worthy of protecting the planet… Bitch please, I’m in school studying as Environmental Science and biology major, and you’re pissing time away in liberal arts, stfu, and reconsider your argument and your life choices. Ya, I get that you got fucked over and you’re still getting oppressed, but don’t exclude minds that are trying understand your past as well as work hard enough in their own communities to protect and serve our planet. Get over yourselves.