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Giving Thanks 2018

In 2011 I felt so tired of the Thanksgiving narrative and normalization of this day that celebrates invasion and genocide that I started an intentional practice of celebrating Indigenous resistance and resilience.

So every year, wherever I am at, I take time to remember that despite all of the horrors of colonialism and imperialism that indigenous peoples are still here. Still living, still breathing and still loving. I offer these images as a way to fight against erasure, invisibility and the violence of forgetting.

This year’s graphic is dedicated to the caravana made up of thousands of people who have been displaced by the violence caused by U.S. imperialist policies. The project of settler colonial-capitalism continually eviscerates the land and labor of the people yet their spirits remains intact. We stand in solidarity with the caravana asylum seekers and we denounce the vitriolic comments made by other Raza. #indigenouspeoplesday#nothankstaking #indigenize #decolonize #exist#resist