human rights / INDIGENOUS CHILDREN / INDIGENOUS MIGRANTS / indigenous peoples in the U.S. / INDIGENOUS WOMEN

SB1070 & IMPACT ON INDIGENOUS WOMEN, CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND WORKERS

A concern/question which surfaces from a critical perspective about ‘coalitional’ activism related to SB1070 is: when, where, and how can the directly impacted Indigenous women’s, families’, children’s and workers’ perspectives be heard and understood amidst the larger U.S. ‘people of color’, civil rights, anti-racism, labor, gender justice, enviro-justice movements?

Why does this film suggest that non-Indigenous, and English-speaking actors are spokespersons for the protection of Indigenous peoples’ rights, in lieu of a more direct articulation from the community members?

Consultations and education for community empowerment along the lines of bridging coalitional actors, institutions, and participation to the organization models of Indigenous communities, who bring centuries long anti-colonial mechanisms and strategies to the issues unfolding.

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