On November 22, 2014, a small group of Dene trappers called the Northern Trappers Alliance set up a checkpoint on Saskatchewan’s Highway 955, allowing locals to pass while blockading the industrial traffic of tar sands and uranium exploration companies. On December 1, officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police descended on the site with an injunction from the province and forcibly dismantled the blockade.
Eighty days later, the trappers remain camped on the side of the highway in weather that has routinely dipped below -40 C. They are constructing a permanent cabin on the site that will be a meeting place for Dene people and northern land defenders. Continue reading Indigenous Canadians Are Fighting the Uranium Mining Industry
by Val Shadowhawk (Mouqawamah Music EXCLUSIVE)
With so much turmoil and confusion cast onto the collective psyche of our world in general, one of the most sacred acts one can endeavor to embark upon is the Jihad. In the Arab and Islamic worlds, this one act has been grossly misrepresented, misunderstood and falsely as well as perniciously portrayed by the Jewish constructs of Hollywood, the Public ‘School System’, Book Publishing Companies, ‘Mainstream Media’, Western politicians and a host of other sundry groups and individuals who subversively operate under the auspices of ‘information’. There is indeed an intentionally skewed usage of what the true definition of the Jihad is, meant to further the hegemonic agenda of International Zionism. Having been exposed to Arab/Muslim peoples for a good portion of my life, this humble writer from an Indigenous background (Plains Cree, Blackfeet, Missouria, Choctaw) and having been involved in quite a few of my own tribal traditional ceremonies and ways, I would like to share a brief personal observation on the Jihad and its parallel in the Horse Cultures – i.e. Great Plains – The Crying For A Vision, or what the Lakota people refer to as the “Han’blech’ ya”. We refer to it in layman’s terms as “Going on the Hill”. One of the Seven Sacred Rites given to the Great Plains Pnaci people by Pte Stan Win (White Buffalo Calf Woman). Continue reading Muslim-Pnaci CoResistance: The Parallels Between Jihad and Indigenous Spirituality
(EDITOR’S NOTE: West African Muslims traveled to the ‘Americas’, long before colonial Europe, establishing trade routes and cultural exchange through peaceful collaboration with the Natives of the lands. Many historians ignore this evidence to support the narrative of highly civilized and technologically advanced Europe domesticating the tribal barbaric natives . Though we hardly need traitorous scoundrel Tayyip Erdogan to relay this message to us, the discoveries of relics cement the general history of early Islamic pluralism with the Indigenous. Far from aims of conquest and enslavement, West Africans, especially Mansa Musa Abu Bakari from Mali, came with gifts of gold and silver, spices and tools for the Natives with whom they established new townships through intermarriage and cultural exchange as well as spiritual harmony. The synergistic collaboration of the Africans and Natives is reflected in the Tribe of Ben Ishmael, which was ruthlessly eradicated through castration and other modes of eugenics. This eccentric collective of peoples included Africans, Natives and Irish slaves in the “New World”. They lived an Islamic life and intermarried, organizing in a cohesive tribal unit. These topics and more are addressed in depth by my late mentor, Sultan Abdul Latif in his masterpiece, “When Nations Gather“. ~ Khanverse) Continue reading Muslims in ‘Americas’ before Columbus