Our Sunday Links

Right now, I live on Kanien’kehá:ka territory, very close to the American border, where thousands of refugees cross every month to be arrested by the RCMP, in hopes that they will be able to live safely, within these borders. Last night as I fell asleep, I heard my neighbours celebrating, setting off their Canada Day fireworks. A few hours later, I was awoken by a thunderstorm that was 1000 times more powerful, complex, awe-inspiring than the fireworks. I don’t know what it means but that’s my Canada Day reflection.

To watch while you melt – Alanis Obosamwin’s Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance :

“Because in the wake of every used and abused wellness trend is an endangered plant, a knockoff shaman, an exploited Native community, and an unregulated economy of spiritual hustling in which the sacred is reborn as obscene.” Bani Amor’s The Heart of Whiteness: on spiritual tourism and the colonization of ayahuasca

Kyrell Grant writes about the rise and fall of Big Dick Energy ™

“You are unstoppable as you are — and the future of our community is a future beyond the gatekeeping of identities and labels. You deserve to be here, and your contributions matter. You know what lights a fire inside of you, and that’s real.” Tyler Ford’s NYC Youth Pride speech

Help prevent the closing of Inspirations Studio, a ceramics program for marginalized women

La Otra, by Jaquira Diaz

“We are thinking of you because you matter.” High school students are sewing moccasins for Indigenous children in foster care

Mary Beard on the logic of misogyny

Alexander Chee on the delicate bargain of trust

To listen to while you melt: Jeremy Dutcher’s album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, which samples songs by his Wolastoq ancestors, recorded on wax cylinders.

Don’t forget to eat some ice cream and stay hydrated!

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