Tag Archives: Indigenous Issues

Feministing Jamz: Talking feminism with Ana Tijoux

Tweet Lee esta entrevista en español al final de esta página. Ana Tijoux has been in the hip hop game for a long time, but I caught onto her as just about everyone else did, when she collaborated with Mexican singer Julieta Venegas back in 2007. I loved her work immediately. Though the themes of [...]
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Quick hit: Rally held in Sydney to protest police violence against Indigenous community

TweetOver the weekend, Sydney police shot two Indigenous men in an attempt to stop them from stealing a car. One of the men is not a man – he is fourteen years old. The two men are in hospital in a “critical but stable condition.” There’s also video of one of the officers dragging and [...]
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Australia’s Indigenous incarceration crisis

TweetAn indigenous Australian is 15 times more likely than a non-Aboriginal Australian. Indigenous Australians constitute 2% of the country’s population, and 25% of its prison population. And of the 2056 inmates to die in custody in Australia between 1982 and 2008, 379 of them – that’s 18% – were Aboriginal. Those numbers represent a crisis [...]
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CLPP 2011: Colonized Spaces, Criminalized Bodies

TweetThe ongoing legacies of colonialism are tied into the aggressive over-policing of communities of color and criminalization of poor people, immigrants, and sexual minorities. Panelists will talk about activism and personal work to expose and resist the effects of current and historical colonial occupation. Falguni Sheth, a philosopher teaching at Hampshire College, moderated the panel [...]
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The Feministing Five: Jessica Yee

TweetJessica Yee is the Founder and Executive Director of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, a North America-wide organization devoted to reproductive justice, sexual health and youth empowerment. It’s for youth, by youth – its oldest employee is twenty-five and its youngest is fourteen. Half of America’s indigenous population is under twenty-five, and Native Americans [...]
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