Indigenous Feminism Without Apology, by Andrea Smith
Anti-Colonial Responses to Gender Violence, by Andrea Smith
Not an Indian Tradition: The Sexual Colonization of Indian Peoples, by Andrea Smith
Better Dead Than Pregnant: The Colonization of Native Women’s Health, by Andrea Smith
Women and the Indian Act, by Deborah Simmons
Nuu-Chah-Nulth Struggles Against Sexual Violence, an Interview with Na’cha’uaht & Chiinuuks
An Indigenous Perspective on Feminism, Militarism, and the Environment, by Winona LaDuke
Zapatismo and the Emergence of Indigenous Feminism, by Aida Hernandez Castillo
Conquest: Sexual Violence and the American Indian Genocide, by Andrea Smith
Other Important Resources
Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat, by J. Sakai
Source: The Trees That Miss The Mammoths
“You must change your life”
echoed inside my head
as I dug the oddly fragrant roots,
finding my way through rocks and
chunks of decaying, pine-needle humus. …
The strange T-square shape where the
rhizome and the aerial shoot join
held me in its abrupt right angles—
I paused and watched cloud-white
blood ooze from its wounds, toxic as it was
it seemed nourishing, friendly.
The allure of the wild is
the upwelling, bubbling soul
inside us aching outwards;
each animal and rock and tree
a fragment of our selves lost
and discovered freshly in the
reflective mind of the observing one.
We are whole
in our ability to take in;
the vessel of our wondering
to accept the staggering nuance
of the crow-bitten universe.
Coyote’s howl is at once
alarming and beckoning;
some part of us needs
to shout at the moon
in a frenzy of yipping laughter
and eat amongst a ravenous
hoard of fur and teeth.
To be alive
is to chase the wild redeemer.
The photos, or the stories behind them, are horrifying.
Last week a group of lifeguards and tourists in the Dominican Republic pulled a shark from the water and posed for photos with it until it died.
Sometimes, as in the case of the shark, the animals die as a result of these interactions. Other times people put themselves at risk. Last month a Chinese man died while trying to take a selfie with a walrus at a zoo. A year ago—long before the infamous case where tourists put a bison calf in their car—a visitor to Yellowstone National Park was gored and tossed into the air by an adult bison while she tried to pose for a photo just six yards away from the massive animal.
What drives this risky behavior?