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9 Ways You Can Help Save the Amazon Rainforest from Imminent Destruction by Boycotting Brazil

Scientists are now warning that the deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest is on the verge of reaching an irreversible tipping point, which would have staggeringly catastrophic impacts for the region and the planet. This deforestation follows an economic scheme, in which Indigenous Sovereignty is denied, Land is seized, Forest is destroyed, and large corporations profit […]

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Growing Sovereignty (#2): Decolonization & Regenerating Sacred Water

Introduction In Part One of Growing Sovereignty, I drew upon conversations I had with four individuals Indigenous to various areas across Turtle Island. During these discussions, I felt very grateful to be given the opportunity to not only learn from them but to also be in a unique position to amplify their voices while simultaneously […]

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Growing Sovereignty: Turtle Island and the Future of Food

Introduction I had the great privilege of interviewing four amazing people who are Indigenous to various areas across Turtle Island (North America). I wrote different sets of questions specific to each person and worked to create an open flow of dialogue and communication. The conversations that ensued informed and guided me as I began the […]

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Spirit of the Buffalo: An Interview with Geraldine McManus from the Frontlines of Resistance to the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline

Introduction The Spirit of the Buffalo Facebook Page states the following: “Indigenous resistance to Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline expansion set up a prayer camp in Treaty 1 territory near Gretna, Manitoba, meters away from the Canadian/United States border. Spirit of the Buffalo Camp was established by lighting a sacred fire and conducting a sunrise ceremony, and is […]

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Revolution is Alive: Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders Resist Canadian Invasion as Pipeline Projects Threaten Future Generations with Climate Collapse

For Canada, Genocide is “Essential Business” Introduction Following the outbreak of COVID-19, Coastal Gaslink pipeline workers have continued to work on unceded Wet’suwet’en Territory without the consent of the Nation’s Hereditary Chiefs. Even after COVID-19 was identified in the CGL workers’ “man camp”, Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders have recorded pipeline workers failing to practice social distancing […]

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‘To the slaughterhouse’: Brazil’s coronavirus response could serve millions to jaws of capitalism

Introduction: ‘a little flu’ As the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, forces governments around the world to enact social distancing measures, Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has consistently downplayed the pandemic. Brazil’s coronavirus response will not only leave many people dead who could have been saved, but it also severely threatens Brazil’s Indigenous population of […]

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‘Global village’: Indigenous nations’ fight to protect Amazon rainforest is pivotal to global public health

Last year, global attention briefly coalesced around fires ravaging the Amazon Rainforest. As the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to affect the whole world, Branch Out reported in the past weeks that deforestation is the leading cause of new infectious diseases. In addition to threatening global public health, deforestation threatens the very existence of the Indigenous […]

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The Brazilian Holocaust: Anti-Indigenous Fascists are on the brink of destroying the Amazon Rainforest – Join the Boycott to Stop Them

Introduction A teenage member of the Yanomami Indigenous Nation, from deep in the Amazon rainforest, died of COVID-19 this week. Many news outlets reported that this demonstrates how widespread the Coronavirus has become, but few have connected the dots from this tragic death to the forces of capitalism, the Brazilian government’s genocidal policy and attitude toward Indigenous […]