Bee, William Jr. Wasden, Northwest Canadian Coast (Kwakwaka’wakw (Namgis)), limited edition print, 2012


Statement of Solidarity with the Mi’kmaq Warriors

by ZigZag

"The anti-fracking struggle currently being waged by the Mi’kmaq is occurring at an historically important time in Canada. It follows on the mass mobilization of Indigenous peoples across the country who took part in Idle No More rallies and “flashmobs,” etc. It is also occurring as thousands of Natives in ‘BC’ have expressed their opposition to oil and gas pipelines and tankers. And all this is occurring as Canada seeks to position itself as a new “petro-state” based on the extraction of gas and oil, especially from the Tar Sands in northern Alberta. In this context, the struggle of the Mi’kmaq is of critical importance."

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Wendy Red Star

"Wendy Red Star was born in Billings, Montana just outside of the Crow Indian reservation where she was raised. She grew up in a multi-cultural family. Her mother is of Irish decent, her father a full blood Crow Indian and her older sister is Korean. Wendy left the Crow Indian reservation when she was eighteen to attend Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana where she studied sculpture. She then went on to earn her MFA in sculpture at UCLA. Wendy currently lives in Portland, Oregon where she is an adjunct professor of art at Portland State University.

Wendy Red Star’s work explores the intersection between life on the Crow Indian reservation and the world outside of that environment. She thinks of herself as a Crow Indian cultural archivist speaking sincerely about the experience of being a Crow Indian in contemporary society.”



Paintings based on Woodlands-style floral beadwork, by Metis artist Christi Belcourt (the artist behind Walking With Our Sisters, a commemorative art installation for missing and murdered Indigenous women).


Fanny Aishaa



This weekend was the MSU-Billings powwow and to coincide with Sexual Assault Awareness Month the theme was “Celebrating Our Women”. Part of the events were a “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” [the second photo we named ‘Grass Dance A Mile In Their Shoes] drum group special and an honor round dance for the women present. Additionally, banners were suspended from the ceiling to remember the life of Hanna Harris and to continue to push for justice for her and her loved ones.

We are very grateful to have been part of influencing these events as well as facilitating. It was a beautiful day of decolonizing the anti-violence movement. We should continue to look for fun and interesting ways to address violence and always remember there is never a shortage of creativity. 


#DecolonizeHistory is about interrupting space, addressing colonial roots and undoing processes of white supremacy.

Historical narratives are most often presented without the context of colonization, slavery and imperialism despite the huge role they play on all aspects of life. 

Hoping this project raises awareness about injustices towards Trayvon Martinsubject to a system of racism that never served to protect his life, Omar Khadra Canadian citizen arrested and detained in Guantanamo Bay when he was only 15 years old, and Assata Shakur & Huey Newton, labelled “terrorists” for actively resisting systemic racism on stolen land. 

This is the beginning, there are so many more narratives to be shared and #DecolonizeHistory aims to illuminate the role that processes of colonialism continue to play out in society.