OUR SUNDAY LINKS

October 2, 2016

by Cynthia

 

Friends: what a party we had on Friday. I am still in bed. Thank you for all your support. It’s overwhelming and so very much appreciated, as always. Here are the links.

 

  • Meet Christine Smith-Martin, a Lax Kw’alaams First Nations band member, who carried a jar of salmon when she crashed Catherine McKenna’s approval of the Petronas-led LNG project in Richmond, B.C  
  • Grand Chief Stewart Phillip turned down his invitation to participate in a ceremony with the Royal Family this week, refusing to partake in a symbolic act of reconciliation when faced with “the deepening poverty of our communities, remembering the missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and the ongoing negligence of Indigenous Child Welfare policies across this country.”
  • Her images de-exoticized the Arctic. Yet, at the same time, they highlighted how truly great the distance is between the lives of southern Canadians and their neighbours in Inuit Nunangat, and how little the South truly knows about the experience of life in the North. Heather Igloliorte on Annie Pootoogook
  • “I don’t know how many more funerals we can hold without dying ourselves. Because if it’s not the cop with the gun anymore, it’s the constant grief and fear—or maybe one day we’ll just break and won’t feel anything anymore. No matter what, there’s a death.” After the death of Alfred Olango, (re)read last week’s important and painful piece by Ijeoma Oluo.
  • “It’s important for us to talk about the ways in which black people have asked the wider world to bear witness to their pain over time…There is no tape of Trayvon Martin, there is no tape of Michael Brown, of the actual acts against them. All you have are images of the bodies, prone and gone. But it’s not just the body—it’s the life taken from the body. So those images need to be balanced with images of black humanity not in distress and chaos.” A conversation with Ava DuVernay about film, representation, and the American prison system.
  • Serena Williams speaks out about police violence against Black men.
  • Next week, women in Poland are planning an all-out strike to protest the country’s plan to effectively ban abortions.

 

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