Dakota 38 + 2 Wokiksuye

On December 26th 1862, the United States Army hung 38 Dakota warriors in Makato, Minnesota. It was, and remains, the largest mass execution in American colonial history. Two Dakota warriors who had escaped into Canada were eventually captured, returned to the United States, and hanged at Fort Snelling in 1865. Continue reading

Mass Killings, Native Erasure by Matt Remle

Upon his arrival into the “New World” Columbus and his crew unleashed a vicious and relentless wave of violence against the Indigenous populations. From enslavement, to mass rapes, to mass killings Columbus and his men inflicted grotesque levels of violence never before seen in the Western hemisphere. Continue reading

The New Assimilated American by Nicole Montclair-Donaghy

My name is Kampeska Cinkila Win, Lakota for “Little Shell Woman.” My English name is Nicole Montclair-Donaghy. I’m an enrolled member of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. I’ve long debated whether or not to share this piece. I believe that our stories should be shared, as they are a part of all of our histories as humans. Continue reading

Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission issues 94 ‘calls to action’ to Advance Reconciliation with 1st Nations

On Tuesday, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada made public its final report on the history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system. The final report is a detailed account of what happened to 1st Nations children who were removed from their homes and placed into government boarding schools. Continue reading