The story of kokum scarves has long connected Ukrainian refugees and Indigenous peoples of North America. The relationships they represent are an essential kind of solidarity today.
A new book by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz shows how the myth of a “nation of immigrants” has been used to erase the history of Indigenous peoples in the US.
Colonial systems and modes of thought shape and sever our relationships to one another and the world around us. Black and Indigenous literatures point toward a different kind of relationship.
Reading Indigenous literature matters because Indigenous people matter. The organizer of a powerful reading group on Indigenous and Black stories and histories reflects on their ongoing experience.
Our understanding of innocence, guilt, victims, and criminals shapes the worlds we are able to build. New books by Mariame Kaba and Harsha Walia pry open political possibilities.