It’s important for us at the HUB to acknowledge our colonial past, and the harms that colonialism has brought to Indigenous and racialized people. Moreover, we want to recognize the continuing reality of unresolved land theft that Indigenous Peoples have to live with.
We also suggest checking out the HUB's event on decolonizing climate activism. Speakers include: Jaydene Lavallie, a Two-Spirit Michif-Cree woman currently living in Dish with One Spoon Territory (Hamilton, ON). She spends most of her efforts on anti-extractive and land defence struggles, but has also dedicated herself to defending Hamilton against gentrification, fighting patriarchy inside and outside of organizing circles, and pushing for animal liberation. Also included is Sakej (James) Ward, who belongs to the wolf clan. He is Mi’kmaw (Mi’kmaq Nation) from Esgenoopetitj (Burnt Church First Nation, New Brunswick). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Masters in Indigenous Governance. Sakej has a long history of advocating and protecting First Nations inherent responsibilities and freedoms.
Finally, see the following page on allyship we asked Ellen for her thoughts on acting as a non-Indigenous ally.
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