nach bhfuil tú fáilte romhat

844 bliain éirí amach dúchasach! Ní raibh sé tús a chur leis Columbus!  Agus tá mé áirithe a throid muid an Lochlannach.

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I am thankful that the fighting spirit of humanity will never die.  Like the dandelions in your lawn, you can kill as many as you like, and we’ll just keep coming back.

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  Do you seriously think America was founded by oppressed and humble protestants just wanting to live free?  Any one notice a pattern?  I am so sick of your lies.  You lie to yourself.  You lie to children.  And it’s not OK.  Something tells me your god is a vampire.

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It’s not OK.  It’s really not OK

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féinteagaisc: dul le dúchas

Is fearr Gaeilge briste, na Béarla cliste!  An bhféadann tú cuidiú a thabhairt dom?  As Béarla

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GLUAISEACHT NA NÁISIÚNACHT DÚCHASACHA

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RÁITEAS PRIONSABAL

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CÉ MUID FÉIN

• Is gluaiseacht do thalamh, saol, teangacha, agus fuascailte.

• Táimid ag troid le go mairfidh agus neamhspleáchas na Náisiúin Dúchasacha.

• Táimid ar chomhghuaillíocht tacaíochta frithpháirteach agus gníomhaíocht chomhordaithe go brainsí amach i ngach Ceithre Treoracha.

• Tá muid ar gluaiseacht Dúchasacha-threoraithe go n-áirítear mná, fir, agus daoine dhá-spiorad de gach aois, dathanna, agus náisiúntachtaí.

ÁR CREIDEAMH

• Déanfaimid chosaint ar an talamh, uisce, agus aer a chur ar fáil an bonn le haghaidh gach saol.

• Cultúir dúchasacha, spioradáltachtaí dúchasacha, agus rialtais dúchasacha chruthú ar an bunús le haghaidh ár marthanais leanúnach.

• Tá sé de fhreagracht chun cur i gcoinne gníomhach coilíniú agus chun maireachtáil de réir ár treoracha bunaidh agus dlíthe nádúrtha.

• Ní mór dlíthe agus córais coilíneach sin a dhíchur.

• Ní mór na coilínigh aiseag a dhéanamh do goid ár gcuid tailte féin agus an iarracht a theip ár daoine a dhíothú.

ÁR LUACHANNA LÁRNACHA

• Féinchinneadh dúchasacha agus náisiúntacht fhéinrialaitheach.

• Cumhacht athbhunú na rialachas traidisiúnta.

• Cosain gan amhras ar an talamh agus gach créatúir maireachtála..

• Athchóiriú na hainmneacha, agus áitrím arís, ár tír dúchais agus áit uasal d’fhonn a shaorann na ón áitiú neamhdhlisteanach.

• Athshlánú caidreamh, náisiún-le-náisiún, le daoine coilínach agus a n-rialtais.

• Foghlaim agus teagasc na dteangacha dúchais, traidisiúin, searmanais, agus eolas.

• Deireadh a chur le gach cineál foréigin laistigh de phobail dúchasach, lena n-áirítear foréigean bunaithe ar inscne agus foréigean bunaithe ar claonadh gnéasach.

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CHUN CUAIRT TUILLEADH EOLAIS: http://NationsRising.org

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TÁ RÁITEAS PRIONSABAL AR FÁIL SNA TEANGACHA:

• Anishinaabemowin

• Béarla

• Fraincis

• Kanienkeha

• Nēhiyawēwin

• ʻŌlelo Hawai’i

• Spáinnis

AISTRIÚCHÁIN ÍOSLÓDÁIL ANSEO: http://nationsrising.org/inm-statement-of-principles-translations/

FÉACH AR YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GRSpmrjohU

IS FÉIDIR LIBH ÉISTEACH AR SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/inmvmt/indigenous-nationhood-movement

Twitter: @INMvmt

Facebook: http://facebook.com/IndigenousNationhoodMovement

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SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/inmvmt/

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUz6x5jXa5Ckg3jn4zJDESg

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FRITHSHEASMHACT. ATHBHEOCHAN. RÉABHLÓID.

#NationsRising

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safe travels, don’t die

Is cuma cén áit a fhéachann tú, beidh muid tiag ar a fháil i gcónaí ar bhealach a sheachaint ag íoc le haghaidh teiripe.

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Cén chaoi a bhfuil tú ag rá “síceolaíocht” i Mheiriceá?

“Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It’s unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don’t have to try.”
– Peggy Noonan

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“Finally I want to leave you with this. There are two types of people in this world, the Irish and everyone else who wishes they were Irish. I am very proud to be Irish and I’m not alone. I know we can overcome the problems facing our country, but only if we the Irish people remember who we are.

We are a strong proud people. We have survived invasion, occupation, war, famine, disease and a climate that is less than mild eleven months out of the year. Nations attack us, only to become like us. We face into the Atlantic with stiff backs because we have the strength of our communities behind us.

Nobody can keep the Irish people down forever no matter how hard they try. Even now in the depth of a financial disaster we can and we will persevere because that is who we are. We are The Fighting Irish and its time we got some fight back in us!”

Cé muid féin?  Cé muid féin!

tribes of “europe” – why decolonize?

Béal Atha na mBuillí, Ros Comáin, Cúige Chonnacht. Ní dhéanfaidh mé dearmad choíche.
Cé mhéad bliain?

Unsettling America

From Awakening The Horse People:

“Do you know the people you come from?”

This is the one question most commonly asked by the world’s Indigenous peoples to people of European heritage. For the large majority of us in America, Europe, and elsewhere, the honest answer beyond simple genealogy is, “I don’t know.”

Unfortunately, this not knowing is part of a deep disconnection that has serious consequences for ourselves and others.

Traditional Indigenous people understand this unknowing lies at the heart of the political, social, and economic systems that have caused, and continue to cause, colonization and genocide of their people as well as destruction of life on Mother Earth.

At the personal level, the lack of being rooted in a culture of place brings spiritual disconnection, shallow sense of self, and historical trauma from the lost ancestral roots and lost way of life that shaped our physical, emotional…

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toirneach san óiche go deo!

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“Nationhood declaring and establishing and defending itself by the good smithy sword….I assert the forgotten truth, and ask all who accept it to testify to it with our blood.”  -Pádraig Anraí Mac Piarais

“The stars of freedom light the skies, Uncrowned queens of yesteryear….”  -Roibeárd Gearóid Ó Seachnasaigh

Is mian liom raibh mé in ann a rá seo i mo theanga féin.  Ach deir Lowkey sé breá i slí is féidir linn a thuiscint go léir:

“Behind my smile there’s generations of pain, self-hatred, ingrained miseducating my brain
Decimated the place where my dead relations where slain
Not just physically but mentally penetrated our veins
What you got inside hasn’t gotta die once it can die a lot of time’s, that I promise my son
Analyze every song that I’ve done – tryna fight colonialism with a colonised tongue”

OK.  Bird chatter.  408 years to the day after “The Fenian Guy Fawkes” was found guarding a stockpile of gunpowder, conveniently located directly beneath the the British House of Lords on the day Parliament was to open, the Indigenous Nationhood Movement was launched.  Interesting.

The epicenter of this movement is located in the most colonial feeling city I’ve ever had the chance to wander the streets of; so-called “Victoria, British Columbia.”  However, the movement has no stated location other than “Turtle Island/Worldwide.”  I’ve been told that INM is a spin-off of IdleNoMore, but I’m quite certain that this movement is more of a reaction against the reconciliatory nature of IdleNoMore, and one towards legitimate sovereignty and autonomy.  I’ve heard some grassroots Indigenous warrior friends put down the movement as being overly academic, but if these folks mean what they say, then they’ve opened the last and biggest can of worms on the colonial shelf.  And it’s been a long time coming, so bring it on!

But I’m not kidding, this is a big can of worms.

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I live on stolen land.  A treaty was signed in 1855 on this side of the Cascade mountains, but a war continued until 1858.  The treaty was punitive, it was not a peace treaty.  And the war against the land has never ended, raging on outside my window as I write these words.  In the upper reaches of the watershed where I reside, across the colonial boarder, there are no treaties.  The map may say “Crown land,” but this land has never been ceded to the British empire, unique from the “Treaty territory” east of the continental divide.  My Tlingit friends living in Portland and Seattle also live on stolen land, and to this day the US Federal government refuses to recognize the Chinook and Duwamish Peoples who’s land those cities stand on, respectively.  And in the Tlingit homeland of Tlingit Aani, the US Federal government has created a for-profit corporation to represent the Indigenous People of the SE “Alaskan” pan-handle.  This corporation clear-cuts the great Tongass in order to survive as an institution.  Other parts of Tlingit Aani are unceded territories, under British….excuse me “Canadian” occupation.  “Crown lands”, again.

I want to be clear.  I support the Indigenous Nationhood Movement.  If I point my finger and scratch my head at all, it’s because I’m wide-eyed and hopeful, NOT because I am trying to be a naysayer.  Mar sin féin, it is clear to me when I read their declarations that these are fighting words.  And this is historically epic to a profound degree.  When I read, “Colonial laws and systems must be abolished” and “reoccupying Indigenous homelands,” my heart swells, my eyes grow wider, and then I smell the blood and cannons.  “Colonialism is not a machine capable of thinking,” Fanon’s words keep ringing in my ears, “It is naked violence and only gives in when confronted with greater violence.”

Again, I do not want to dissuade.  But do they really mean it?  I hope so.  And I’m flooded with so many questions, ones that many of us have been pondering for years.  If one of the objectives is “Restoring nation-to-nation relations with Settler people and governments,” then what about B.C. where there is no legitimate settler government?  Are they really going to conflate Nation with nation-state?  Can the Irish Nation make a treaty with each Indigenous Nation on Turtle Island to legitimize our being here?  Would the Maori living on Turtle Island do the same?  And what does Indigenous Nationhood mean to my Native relatives back in Ireland!?  Land, Life, Language, Liberation: all of those struggles continue back in my native homeland.

And what does Indigenous Nationhood mean state-side, with a failing US government and looming balkanization?  (seriously folks, visit some rural counties, this ship is going down)  I have my own idealistic answers to these questions, I am a cascadian after all, but I really want to know what the potentials are and what wild future can be dreamed up out of the turmoils of decolonization.  Quite frankly, this is all very sensitive and shouldn’t even be discussed in public, much less on the internet.  Or can it be?  Isn’t the business of each Nation their own?  Should any of us hide from the State in fear?  And what happens to “the State” after National Liberation?  These questions cannot and should not be avoided.  And I don’t think they will be.

The birth of the Indigenous Nationhood Movement is not occurring in a historical vacuum.  Hundreds of years of struggle are tied to each other across space and time, from one continent to the next. This is most certainly the time of the Last Battle.  Ecology dictates.  And the colonial borders drawn through Nation after Nation present many unique challenges and potentials.  I’m sure I’ll be full of more words in the future in regards to Indigenous Nationhood, positive and joyful words no doubt.  The empire is finally about to sail off the edge of the world….

So I hope they mean it.  I certainly do.  Tiocfaidh ár lá.  Ní buan aon ní.