Indigenous resistance is also about reclamation; it’s reclaiming who we are as a People and being able to reconnect with our territories and our lands and our waters… That land base is healing but it also holds the answers and the stories of who they are and if we don’t have that, then what do we have?
Since I first started reading, I know that I think in quotations, and that I write what others have written, and that I can have no other ambition than to reshuffle and rearrange. I find great satisfaction in this task. And at the same time, I find that no satisfaction can be truly everlasting. ~ Alberto Manguel
I think the arts has great potential to create citizens. Citizenship is about the direction your imagination travels. We can’t plan or calculate or examine citizenship; it’s an imagined thing. Community is an imagined thing. And if your imagination isn’t working – and, of course, in oppressed people that’s the first thing that goes – you can’t imagine anything that’s better. Once you can imagine something different, something better, then you’re on your way. ~ Lee Maracle
In the past, all of our Nations of people, red, yellow, black and white were hunters of the land and waters. We all used the natural resources available to us, however today in our urban societies these resources are limited, and in order to survive we must maintain our cultures and become modern day hunters through education-degrees, diplomas, and technical trades are the tools that will allow us to grow into the future. ~ Chief Leonard George
sparks! is curated by Al Etmanski