Indigenous Artists and Writers Collective

you say occupy i say umm…

In Uncategorized on October 21, 2011 at 1:11 am

your occupation is nothing new,
you’ve been occupying since 1492.
so now that you’ve found something to occupy you
answer this, zhaaganaasheg*, who’s occupying who?

native roots of resistance are deeper than the streets,
and aren’t fed by the marginal soil these movements give us,
what keeps us comes from within, direct line to the deep heart
of us, power comes from the land, not these castles of sand.

if we expected the white middle class to struggle on our behalf,
and turn their organizational ship 180 degrees toward decolonization,
we might as well just ask them to turn that ship
right back to europe but hey, at this point,

that’s like asking someone who shit all over your livingroom
to just leave, instead of telling them to clean up the mess that’s left.
and down on wall street, bay street, main street we the 99%
saw the 1% step on this turtle’s back and call their own what can’t be owned,
and it’s at that point the games began.

not when they started foreclosing your homes cos believe me,
they already foreclosed ours and that’s exactly what keeps making it possible
for them to pull the same moves, what they did to us, they’re doing to you.

you say you want a revolution…

but the game won’t end if the rules stay the same, and the number one rule is
“ssssshhhh…don’t talk about revolution too loud..the Indians will hear you..”
because we have thoughts of revolution too, and they don’t involve any further occupations,

cos we have dreams beyond colonization. but you don’t want to hear about that.
so this is not our movement, and the roots of biskaabiiyang* go miles further down
than today’s pounding of feet on pavements, whose streets, our streets, the words
jarred my nish ears and jammed my nish heart, whose streets indeed.

so stay out in the streets, fight the power and keep it real
this ain’t a call to pull back or a bid for inclusion
but a revolution turning a blind eye to genocide is a revolutionary illusion
so fuck white power on wall street, and the border pigs too
cos the earth and her movements are gonna get you.

your occupation is nothing new,
you’ve been occupying since 1492.
so now that you’ve found something to occupy you
answer this, zhaaganaasheg*, who’s occupying who?

Mass Call-in to CNN on Behalf of Leonard Peltier is Called

In Uncategorized on July 11, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Originally Posted in: Native News Network, July 9th 2011.

Author: Levi Rickert

CNN PHONE NUMBER: 1 404 827 1500, OPTION 1







FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA – The Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee is calling for a mass call-in to CNN, beginning at 10 am edt this Monday, July 11 on behalf of Leonard Peltier, who has been in federal prison for the past 35 years.

“Shut CNN down until they realize they have a story,”

the committee writes in a released statement. The committee requests that tell CNN they want coverage of the story of Leonard Peltier who was placed in Administrative Detention – “the hole” – since June 27 for two minor infractions.

Peltier was placed in solitary confinement for allegedly:

“A woman in the UK mailed a ‘Scottish bank note’ which was actually delivered to him by prison officials, and a light switch that had been tampered with by a cellmate some time ago,” according to his attorney, Robert R. Bryan of San Francisco in a communication to the Native News Network earlier this week.

Peltier is considered a political prisoner by many American Indians throughout the United States and many non-Indians worldwide.

updated July 10, 2011 5:27 pm edt; posted July 9, 2011 2:47 am edt

Call to Action: Return Leonard Peltier to General Population!

In Uncategorized on July 7, 2011 at 3:54 am

Originally Posted in:, July 1st 2011.

Author: Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee


Friday, July 1, 2011

Call to Action: Return Leonard Peltier to General Population!

On June 27, Leonard Peltier was removed from the general population at USP-Lewisburg and thrown in the hole. Little else is known at this time. Due to his age and health status, please join us in demanding his return to general population.

Make reference to Leonard Peltier #89637-132 and contact:

Thomas Kane, Acting Director
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Web Site:
Phone: (202) 307-3198
Fax: (202) 514-6620
Address: 320 1st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534

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