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(1/11) “When I took over, I noticed that there were behavioral issues for kids who didn't want to do projects like beadworking. And so I started changing my way of thinking about how I structured the whole classroom...”
(2/11) “At the high school, I created a class on #indigenous representation in film. I would show the film, we'd have a short discussion, and then I would have them do a movie review. But then I started thinking about having the kids connect to our ancestors...”
(3/11) “When you start talking about representation, it reverberates out. Not just a historical perspective of indigenous people, but Indigenous Futurisms too. It’s like Black Panther: What would happen to indigenous cultures if they were left uncolonized?”
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My name is Dylan Blaskey, and I am a PhD student of Civil Engineering @CUEngineering and a research assistant @INSTAAR. I have spent my whole life around #Rivers and now I am researching them with @RiversArctic!

#ClimateChange | #RHRNClimate ImageImage
My work evaluates climate change impacts on #Arctic rivers, ice transportation corridors, fish, and Indigenous communities by weaving together observations, modeling, and Indigenous Knowledges. Find out more about @RiversArctic at…
My team recognizes the validity of #Indigenous knowledge and the right of these communities to shape research that occurs in their homelands. Because of this, an Indigenous Advisory Council guides all of our project’s communication, research design, analysis, deliverables. Image
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Earlier today, Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark confirmed that the PC government didn't consult with #FirstNations before passing their controversial housing #Bill23 23. Said consultations will happen now, that it's already become law. #onpoli
Clark also said municipalities will also "deal with our #Indigenous partners" as well.

The @ChiefsofOntario are not amused, arguing that #Bill23 is a "blatant violation" of Indigenous rights, and that the PCs do not have jurisdiction to make "unilateral administrative changes"
"First Nations are in the best position to identify the necessary measures to mitigate or prevent adverse environmental impacts. We are concerned with Clark's comments to 'deal' with First Nations by way of requesting after-the-fact commentary regarding the passing of Bill 23."
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BREAKING: #BNNCanada Reports.

More than 35 First Nations and Inuit women shared their experiences with forced sterilisation and forced abortions in Quebec, a practise that had not previously been researched in the province, with researchers at a Quebec university. Image
In Quebec since 1980, there have been 22 instances of forced sterilisation of Indigenous women, according to the 35 accounts in the report that was released today.
The report calls for an end to the practise and links it to systemic racism, something the Coalition Avenir Québec has refused to acknowledge.
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Since July, IndiaSpend has been publishing stories looking at what the push towards #NaturalFarming means on the ground for the farmers who grow our food. Its been an enlightening series for me. Here's why:
.@haripaliath's explainer told me the difference btwn #organicfarming & natural farming in theory. We realised in subsequent reporting that often, the concepts were not clear on the ground, & that organic farming was more common…
.@ManuMoudgil's story & the great video with it, gives a very simple explanation of why India's food bowl & its star performer in the green revolution finds it so hard to move away from chemicals--government incentives & the chemical-hardened soil…
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1/4.⚡️BREAKING⚡️: The text on the institutional arrangements to operationalize the #SantiagoNetwork for #LossAndDamage to provide technical assistance to countries and communities impacted by #LossAndDamage has now been agreed by all Parties at #COP27.
2/4.The room erupted into applause at the news and Parties said they look forward to the #SantiagoNetwork delivering much needed technical assistance to people and communities on the frontlines of the #ClimateCrisis.
3/4. #Humanrights are indirectly mentioned in the text and impacted communities are represented on the Advisory Board and when Parties and observers heard that #Indigenous people were specifically included there was more applause!
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I'd like to share what this collage means to me.

starting from the top: u'uhig (birds)
birds are central to akimel o'otham culture especially song culture. in this collage i used the oriole, red-winged blackbird, house finch, and the blue-throated hummingbird. the birds are
positioned at the top as i see them emerging from the altar, the space below them that can represent a mountain or earth. on the altar, the dresser on which everything is placed on or above, to the left are depictions of my diné great grandmother's rug and my mom's hopi
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NEW: Countries' climate pledges put unrealistic demands for land ahead of emissions reductions, which could cause:
🌱Increase abuses of #Indigenous land rights
🌽Food security issues
🌳negative impacts on ecosystems

Read the new #LandGapReport:
Countries' #Climate pledges to get to #NetZero GHG rely partly on removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, using methods such as planting trees & restoring degraded ecosystems.

New #LandGapReport revealed that these are schemes unrealistic.

National climate pledges would collectively require 1.2 billion hectares of land.

More than half of this land is already currently used for something else. This demand for land will put pressure on ecosystems, Indigenous lands, small farmers and food security.
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The firestorm around the #SacheenLittlefeather allegations has had me glued to Twitter for the last few days with a sense of creeping dread. I finally saw the tweet I knew was coming… one directed at me and people like me, who have been displaced, adopted out or disconnected (1)
There are people who believe that people like me, who are reconnecting to community and culture, should sit down and shut up, that we should not show leadership, that we don’t have the lived experience of indigeneity. This is false. We are Indigenous and we are alive (2)
Displacement and interference in our connection to culture IS an Indigenous experience. The last residential school closed in Canada in 1996. What happens to us in our lives and what takes us back to culture are important and should be talked about. We are survivors and our (3)
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1/29. 📜NEW BRIEF: Today we launch “PASSED THE POINT OF NO RETURN: A Non-Economic #LossAndDamage (#NELD) Explainer” covering what #NELD is, why and how it happens, where it happens, who is most affected, and importantly, how we can respond.

🔗Get it here:…
2/29. The brief begins with a foreword by @UNFCCC NELs Expert Group Member @IrfanUllahCDO, who highlights that Non-Economic #LossAndDamage has been largely overlooked in climate negotiations and that urgent action is needed to address #NELD happening now e.g. The #PakistanFloods.
3/29. Then @DLodry of @LossDamageYouth shares the powerful story of his lived experience of Non-Economic #LossAndDamage in #Cameroon called "The Tears Of A Village River And Its Population" which tells how climate-intensified #Drought can lead to a loss of #Culture and #Identity.
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1/Thinking of #trees #peat #carbon and #nature and #fires. When are Victorians (without hysterics @theage ) to be made fully aware of the State #auslaws over fines in State Parks for picking up a rock, walking off track and so on. @DanielAndrewsMP/2
2/As it is now there are hundreds of shooting licensed people walking off track. Hundreds of thousands of feral deer, xrabbits,x pigs (latter two a food, anti #poverty source that cannot be culled by shooters) already damaging #native wildlife.Protecting #Indigenous locations/3
3/ @DanielAndrewsMP is key but to lock up (by fines) large areas is #segregation and discrimination. To lock up but then ok if you pay — is a cynical misuse of power. It would be good to hear from #Indigenous Victoria as we already know the value of the birthing trees was/4
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The US banned Hawaiian language, poisons our water, destroyed our universal healthcare, stole our land, erased our history, and abuses Hawaii to this day. My mother's hands were broken for speaking Hawaiian in school. #IndigenousPeoplesDay
Since the US banned our Hawaiian language & culture, it nearly went extinct. Less than 100 kids spoke it in the 80's. Kids are STILL punished for speaking Hawaiian today. The US also stole our land, imprisoned our leaders, and is poisoning our water.
Happy #IndigenousPeoplesDay Image
Many Americans think that Hawai'ians lived in huts prior to colonization. The US actually de-industrialized Hawai'i. Before 1898, Hawai'i already had electricity, mass transit, railroads. Iolani palace had electric lights before the White House. ImageImageImageImage
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As a Zapotec Professor, born and raised in Koreatown, I am appalled to hear LA City Council members blatant racial attacks. Many of us Indigenous Oaxacans, however, are not surprised to hear this racial violence from non-Indigenous Latinx and Mexicans! It happens EVERYDAY!
I began my research on Indigenous Oaxacan experiences in the US because of my family's and my pueblos (not "villages") transnational autonomous practices across #LosAngeles & #Oaxaca. I concentrate on women and children precisely because of the racial violence we have
endured by Latinx & non-Indigenous mestizo Mexicans, yet that remains invisible by most. Being called "Pinche India fea!," "India Maria Baja del cerro"... and the number of spitts from my Latinx peers growing up attending #LAUSD from elementary to h.s.
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An empire arrives on your planet to eradicate and plunder. Heal the land and people, prevent erasure of your native language & culture, and confront the invaders before it is too late! #indiegames #scifiart #scifi #adventuregames
IndigiStar is a game by a Native Hawaiian (me) about the poisoning of water, military occupation, language and culture erasure are based on real world experiences of us Hawaiians, and countless other indigenous people around the world.
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🆕 Investigation reveals a supplier to food giant Nestlé used beef from seized Indigenous lands in the #Amazon rainforest.

The Mỹky #Indigenous community has lived in the Amazon for centuries, but ranchers have been encroaching on their territory to farm cattle.

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These farms have been supplying an abattoir linked to @marfrig_mrfg3 – one of Brazil’s biggest meatpackers. This abattoir in turn supplies @Nestle.

🚩For the #Mỹky people this encroachment means a threat to their #foodsecurity; restricting fishing and hunting areas and poisoning the land and water with pesticides.

🧵(3/3) via @TBIJ…
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Colonised Slaves of the Colonisers!!

Does any other country that many slaves as ours?

Broken Parenthood creates broken Childhood & even the so called experts are broken in Colonised Societies to not #decolonise

Colonisers #Queen is #NotMyQueen
Colonised Slaves of Coloniser #Queen seems to have lost their mother Queen while local Peasants don’t seem to be bothered that much

Classical competition among Slaves to outdo each other

What a fall for the CIVILISATION when #ChildrenOfCivilisation suck up to own oppressors 🤦🏻‍♂️
Love how Colonised Coolies make fool of own self trying their best to shake hands many times 🤣🤣

Look at child & possibly dad desperate hand while their Master ignores them so many times
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Lunchtime Visuals: Sharing some picks shared with us by .@TIFF_NET Programmers last week. They include some of my own picks as well.

Public tickets go on sale Sep 5th at 🎫

So it begins friends… #TIFFMas Eve has arrived.

For those of you still planning or thinking of going to #TIFF22 this year, in person or digitally, I’ve put together a quick Tips, Tools & FYI video for you ✌🏼

#TIFF22 Day 1… quiet before the storm 🏙
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An empire arrives on your planet to eradicate and plunder. Heal the land and people, prevent erasure of your native language & culture, and confront the invaders before it is too late! #indiegames #scifiart #NativeTwitter #INDIGENOUS
IndigiStar is a game by a Native Hawaiian (me) about the poisoning of water, military occupation, language and culture erasure are based on real world experiences of us Hawaiians, and countless other indigenous people around the world.
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I swear, with every bit of news I read, I realized more and more that #canada is in the midst of a crisis, and possibly at the twilight of its life.
we have our nations largest cities victimizing and gaslighting its most vulnerable (homeless) people. People who have often done nothing wrong, who are just victims of the inflation spiraling out of control.
These same cities doing nothing to address the cost of housing as developers concentrate on high end condos, which are bought up by speculators and left empty.
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I've read the stories describing the apology tour of Pope Francis. On Monday after his first visit near Edmonton I decided to comment after the saga had unfolded. It was an emotional week for so many!
1/ #PopeFrancis #Canada #residentialschools #truthandreconciliation
We heard apologies, pleading forgiveness, more apologies, recognition of "cultural destruction" and finally on the flight home #PopeFrancis said "yes, it was a genocide, yes, yes, clearly. You can say that I said it was a genocide."
2/ #residentialschools…
The genocide was justified by the #DoctrineOfDiscovery & while #PopeFrancis, #CatholicChurch, & Crown gov'ts are reluctant to rescind it, the actions I witnessed against the #Wetsuweten in their own territory are empowered by the Doctrine.
3/ #bcpoli #cdnpoli @bcndp @BCNDPCaucus
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Our paper is out!
Current #adaptation projects do not automatically enhance #gender equality | need to be intentionally brought in at planning & implementation stages.

23authors|9sectors|17739 literature|countless meetings

Delighted to have brainstormed👇figure with @Joyashree9
Embedding gender considerations and facilitating #women’s participation in project design and implementation along with #inclusive #policies, training, information access, planning, and monitoring is needed
Additional course correction for #SDG5 is needed.
Our #SDG5plus (SDG5+) approach takes into consideration #intersectionality and gender aspects beyond #women alone, & can help #adaptation actions move towards meeting #genderequality and other #climatejustice goals.
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Thank you @mbachelet, High Commissioner of @UNHumanRights, for meeting with Peruvian Indigenous leaders from @aidesep_org to address land invasions by narcotraffickers. #Peru #HumanRights 🧵1/6…
Communities like Unipacuyacu have long been demanding fair land titling and alternative development programs that focus on #Indigenous communities, with their consultation. 2/6…
The Unipacuyacu community, populated mainly by the Cacataibo, has been working to title their 22K hectares of land since 1995, but the bureaucracy of the regional government & the influence of illegal networks have prevented this. 3/6
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Happy #WorldSnakeDay. #Snakes have an unfair reputation as being poisonous/ aggressive. Our fear of snakes may come from Christianity. Satan took the form of a snake tempting Eve in the Garden of Eden. Yet snakes aren't bad at all! They're critical to ecosystems around the world
#Snakes evolved 130 million years ago in the Cretaceous period from a common ancestor that they share with #birds and other #reptiles. They have cloacal spurs or vestigal limbs, which shows their shared ancestry with limbed reptiles. #WorldSnakeDay 🐍🐍🐍
#Snakes see on the infrared spectrum using heat receptors called pit organs making them epic predators with natural night vision goggles to see prey. Snakes have a detachable jaw which can swallow food whole that is much larger than its own body weight. #WorldSnakeDay 🐍💚
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Where is #BlackLivesMatter while #Russia uses native people for its colonial war by contract enforcement? Why don't you protest in front of the #russian embassy against systemic #racism? Like many people around the world supported Afro-Americans. Solidarity!
2/ @Blklivesmatter could you finally turn your attention to the problem of #racism in #Russia and the bloody exploitation of #indigenous peoples there?
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