Modern states built on theft of indigenous homelands all exhibit psychoses due to an inability to face up to and make amends for genocide and ethnic cleansing. Israel is presently the most blatant example, but Canada and the United States are still evading this obligation. Along with Australia and New Zealand, Canada and the US comprised the only four countries in the UN to vote against the 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. As the indigenous of Palestine struggle to survive the malign neglect of a superimposed state, so, too, do the indigenous of North America. Maybe when America faces up to its own history, it will no longer be inclined to fund Israel’s denial of theirs.
The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.access here