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There's a massive free catalogue of Indigenous films online — here are 5 picks to get you started

"Indigenous filmmakers and curators share their must-see recommendations from the NFB's catalogue"

This story was originally published April 18th, 2018. Last Updated: June 21, 2022

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Rethinking the Apocalypse: An Indigenous Anti-Futurist Manifesto

…This is a transmission from a future that will not happen. From a people who do not exist…

“The end is near. Or has it come and gone before?”
– An ancestor

Why can we imagine the ending of the world, yet not the ending of colonialism?

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Survival Is Indigenous

"Science fiction informs the future... Yet most of the science fiction I see today is apocalyptic. As an indigenous person, I don’t relate to these narratives, as my people have already survived an apocalypse"

Cannupe Hanska Luger

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From growing medicine to space rockets: What is Indigenous futurism?

interview with Grace Dillon editor of Walking the Clouds An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction

Kyle Muzyka

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Indigenous science (fiction) for the Anthropocene: Ancestral dystopias and fantasies of climate change crises

Kyle P. Whyte

Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, Volume 1, Issue 1-2


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First Contact with Possible Futures

"Afrofuturisms, along with disability, refugee, queer, and other futures, use creative speculation and resistance imagination to unnaturalize oppression. A better world is possible."

by Michael Oman-Reagan

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How Indigenous Visionaries Are Reshaping Representation in Pop Culture

"For Thiele, Indigenous Futurism represents “Native people taking back their stories. It’s hard to imagine a world without these stories. In art and life there are unknowns, but once something is created it’s out in the world and in people’s brains, there’s no stopping it.”

by Monica Whitepigeon

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Amazofuturism and Indigenous Futurism in Brazilian Science Fiction

By Vítor Castelões Gama and Marcelo Velloso Garcia

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‘We’ve Already Survived an Apocalypse’: Indigenous Writers Are Changing Sci-Fi

"Long underrepresented in genre fiction, Native American and First Nations authors are reshaping its otherworldly (but still often Eurocentric) worlds"

By Alexandra Alter

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Simon Chapple argues persuasively that the current wisdom of a 100K Māori population c1770 is too low. Pre-contact population >200K is a distinct possibility implying a more catastrophic pop decline in NZ's colonial era. New in Asia-Pacific Economic History Review.
@economics @demography @socialscience @sociology @politicalscience @geography @anthropology @econhist @devecon @archaeodons @epiverse

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Historical evidence of disease, fertility decline, violence & resource loss inform a back-cast prediction of high pre-contact Indigenous population in Tasmania & subsequent fast decline, according to a new paper by Byard & Maxwell-Stewart

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Boyd Hunter reviews details & significance of Butlin’s back-casting of Indigenous population estimates for Australia, points to impact of disease & frontier violence, & confirms Indigenous outnumbered colonists until well into the 1840s. OA in Asia-Pacific Economic History Review
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The economic & political logic of US Army violence against 19thC Native Americans is analyzed in a new open access paper in the Asia-Pacific EcHR. Armed conflict was greater in recessionary election years & when land values increased due to gold mining or RR building.
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Mark Finnane & Jonathan Richards revisit violence against Indigenous people on the Queensland frontier, question recent high mortality estimates & encourage more detailed local studies of colonisation's impact on First Peoples. Open access in @APEHR
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🇳🇴 🇸🇪 "The findings show that Sámi ethnic background increases the probability of experiencing discrimination. While individual-level economic inequality is also pertinent, this does not directly materialise as between-group inequality. Instead, minority language use is a strong predictor of discrimination experience, revealing the socio-cultural nature of ethnic inequalities."

Rusen Yasar, Fabian Bergmann, Anika Lloyd-Smith, Sven-Patrick Schmid, Katharina Holzinger & Tanja Kupisch (2023) Experience of discrimination in egalitarian societies: the Sámi and majority populations in Sweden and Norway, Ethnic and Racial Studies, DOI: @politicalscience

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Sparked by its exhibit "Wampum: Beads of Diplomacy," the McCord Museum in Montreal is organizing "Around Wampum: Histories and Perspectives Symposium" on February 22-23. It's both in-person and online, in French and English (with simultaneous translation) and features an excellent slate of speakers. Definitely worth checking out. @histodons

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Canadian artist Kent Monkman's two-spirit alter-ego, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, has been creating art about Cree Indigenous history for years. Now, she's written a memoir, "The Memoirs of Miss Chief Eagle Testickle: A True and Exact Accounting of the History of Turtle Island," which ArtNet's Katie White describes as "a genre-defying journey through North American history as seen through queer Indigenous eyes." Here, White interviews Monkman and collaborator Gisèle Gordon about how the book came into being.


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Pulitzer Prize-winning writer N. Scott Momaday has died at 89. The Kiowa novelist, essayist and poet was the first Native American to win the fiction Pulitzer with his 1968 book "House Made of Dawn" and his work inspired a generation of authors including Leslie Marmon Silko, James Welch and Louise Erdrich. “He was a kind of literary father for a lot of us,” poet laureate Joy Harjo told The Associated Press. “He showed how potent and powerful language and words were in shaping our very existence.”


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Here's a December PBS American Masters interview with Scott Momaday, where he discusses his Pulitzer prize, approach to writing, legacy and hopes. "I think man, mankind, has a tremendous capacity for adjustment and survival. It’s been true in the case of the Native American certainly. One could not see how he could survive 100 years ago. But, look, he’s there. And I think he will be there in the future. In what appearance, what guise, what costume, I don’t know. But I think he’ll be there. It’s the spirit that counts and the spirit is indomitable."


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For anyone interested in the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (2005), the Canadian Tax Journal published a policy forum on it a few years ago.

And, as an aside, we could really use histories of First Nations and taxation in Canada. I'd rather not have to write one myself but would be more than happy to share the thing or two I know on the subject. @histodons

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