Indian boarding schools report details horror of Indigenous dispossession and genocide in U.S. / by Albert Bender

A photograph archived at the Center for Southwest Research at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque shows a group of Indigenous students forced to attend Ramona Industrial School in Santa Fe in the late 19th century. | Susan Montoya Bryan / AP The recent Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report has garnered mixed responses, ranging from being characterized asContinue reading “Indian boarding schools report details horror of Indigenous dispossession and genocide in U.S. / by Albert Bender”

What’s at stake in the settler colonial debate / by Albert Bender

Image:  Native Pride, Fibonacci Blue (CC BY 2.0);  Map showing native lands, Native Land Digital (website). The question has arisen: is the U.S. a settler colonial country? To begin with, the U.S. definitely was founded as a settler colonial state as well as a capitalist state. The most well-known of states in this classification besides theContinue reading “What’s at stake in the settler colonial debate / by Albert Bender”