Daily Archives: June 24, 2021

Canadian First Nation chiefs ask for reckoning after 751 unmarked graves discovered

Guardian News

Published on Jun 24, 2021

As many as 751 unmarked graves, some of which are believed to be of First Nation children, were discovered in Canada’s Saskatchewan province just weeks after a similar discovery in British Columbia, prompting a fresh reckoning over the country’s colonial past.

The graves were found on the site of the Roman Catholic Marieval Indian residential school, and Chief Cadmus Delorme of the Cowessess First Nation has asked for an apology from the pope and the church.

From the 19th century, more than 150,000 First Nations children were forced to attend state-funded Christian schools as part of a programme to assimilate them into Canadian society, many were beaten and verbally abused, and thousands died from disease, neglect and suicide

‘If We Don’t Protect Nature We Can’t Protect Ourselves’ Harrison Ford | Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion

Published on Jul 26, 2019

We are facing an emergency resulting from our toxic economic and political system. The way we relate to each other and to nature is destroying Earth’s capacity to sustain life.

Unending economic growth and profits drawn from a planet with limited resources is causing gross inequality, poverty, mass misery, and species extinction.

We are sold an illusion that consumption will bring purpose and happiness into our lives, yet this systemic consumption is threatening our very existence. It is based on unjust and unethical land use and ownership, unsustainable and increasing amounts of debt and enslavement of individuals.

Power and money is concentrated in the hands of the few, while the masses struggle to simply survive. It is causing climate breakdown and biodiversity collapse.

As Greta Thunberg has been saying since the ‘Declaration of Rebellion’ last October 31:

‘We can no longer save the world by playing by the rules. Because the rules have to be changed.

Everything needs to change. And it has to start today.

So, everyone out there, it is now time for civil disobedience. It is time to rebel.’

Edited by Lindford Lowe

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A leaked UN report warns ‘worst is yet to come’ on climate change. Here’s how you can help

PBS NewsHour

Published on Jun 23, 2021

A leaked draft report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change paints the starkest picture yet of the accelerating danger caused by human use of coal, oil, and gas. It warns of coming unlivable heat waves, widespread hunger and drought, rising sea levels and extinction. To understand the report’s warnings, William Brangham turns to atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayoe.

The Red Atlantic: American Indigenes and the Making of the Modern World, 1000-1927: Jace Weaver


A helpful platform to discuss this engaging topic.–Library Journal

In this fascinating, well-written account that places Native people at the center of Atlantic world history, Weaver positions the Atlantic as a conduit not only for the physical movement of people and ideas, but also as a highway for connections between cultures. . . . Highly recommended.–Choice

Essential for scholars of American Indian studies and Atlantic studies, especially those working at the intersections of literature and history. It is also highly readable, even entertaining at times.–American Indian Quarterly

A valuable resource for students.–Transmotion

Engrossing.–Journal of American History

Highly readable and engaging . . . will prove of interest to specialists, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates.–Journal of Southern History

A wide-ranging exploration of American Indian’s engagement with the Atlantic world across roughly a millennium of time. . . . Rich in both anecdote and reflection, this is a capacious, thought-provoking, and engaging book.–Studies in American Indian Literatures

An ambitious and lively book. . . . A good introduction to a very important field.–H-Net Reviews

Manages to bring together players and stories in ways that make reading his book an engaging and . . . gratifying experience.–American Studies

A valuable contribution to the growing literature that stands in opposition to the traditionalist ‘White Atlantic’.–Journal of American Ethnic History

A much-needed treatment of indigenous intellectuals who adapted to the vicissitudes of colonialism without forsaking themselves or the larger communities they represented.–The Historian


Following in the wake of Gilroy’s The Black Atlantic, this book re-visions the Atlantic as Native space. Indians inhabited an Atlantic world and participated in the multiple lanes of exchange that developed following Columbus’s voyages. Native foods, technologies, and ideas traveled to Europe; Native people traveled to Europe (sometimes more than once) as captives and slaves, as soldiers and sailors, as diplomats, and occasionally as celebrities. And writers, both Native and non-Native, created a fictional literature of the Red Atlantic. An important and stimulating book.–Colin G. Calloway, Dartmouth College

About the Author

Jace Weaver is the Franklin Professor of Native American Studies at the University of Georgia and author of Notes from a Miner’s Canary: Essays on the State of Native America, among other books.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ University of North Carolina Press; Reprint edition (February 1, 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 360 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1469633388
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1469633381
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.14 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.13 x 0.89 x 9.25 inches