Tuesday, 01/08/13, on American Indian Airwaves
"Canada's Reconstituted Colonialism, Termination Plan, & Idle (K)no(w) More"
Russel Diabo, citizen of the Mohawk Nation at Kahnawake, and the Publisher and Editor of First Nations Strategic Bulletin, joins us for our first featured segment on the Canadian government's Termination Plan for Indigenous First Nations. Russel Diabo discusses in-depth the systematic colonial layers imposed upon First Nations peoples since 1969 and how implementation of the Canadian legislation C-45 will forever and unjustly and unilaterally abrogate treaties, terminate Indigenous Nations, and eradicate cultures. Additional dialogue includes the "Idle (K)no(w) Movement," how longtime, grassroots activist have not been "idle' but actively engaged and the current, and how the younger Indigenous movements have vast potential.
Richard Staller-Scholk, http://people.emich.edu/rstahler/, joins us for the second featured segment of today's show to discuss the recently organized action by by Zapatistas, together with the Movement for Peace, Justice, and Dignity of the poet Javier Sicilia, in the central square of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico in a manifestation against the “War on Drugs” of Felipe Calderon that has caused more than 70.000 deaths in Chiapas. Over 30,000 people participated in this recent action. Staller-Scholk globally contextualizes the Zapatistas recent actions to the international "Idle (K)no(w) More" Movement.