Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Neglected and Denied Truth Which Continues to Haunt America Today

That the continued colonization of American Indian nations, peoples, and lands provides the United States the economic and material resources needed to cast its imperialist gaze globally is a fact that is simultaneously obvious within - and yet continually obscured by - what is essentially a settler colony's national construction of itself as an ever more perfect multicultural, multiracial democracy... The status of American Indians as sovereign nations colonized by the United States continues to haunt and inflect its raison d'etre.

- Jodi Byrd

Images from Standing Rock 

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