by Abaki Beck

Happy Sunday! We added new resources this week to a few of our sections: Communities & Identities; Violence & Transformative Justice; Race & Empire, and Feminism & Heteropatriarchy. These resources relate to environmental justice, two-spirit identity, settler-colonialism, and more. Please note that most of the resources we just added are academic texts. We hope you enjoy!

If you have suggestions for resources to add to our website (pdfs, websites, reading suggestions, etc.), please email us at

#StandingRockSyllabus (resources about settler-colonialism, environmental racism, and the movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline)

“Policing the Crisis of Indigenous Lives:  An Interview with the Red Nation” by Christina Heatherton

“Decolonizing the Queer Native Body (and Recovering the Native Bull-Dyke): Bringing ‘Sexy Back’ and Out of Native Studies’ Closet.” by Chris Finley

“Heterosexualism and the Colonial / Modern Gender System.” by Maria Lugones

“The Misery of Settler Colonialism: Roundtable on Glen Coulthard’s Red Skin, White Masks and Audra Simpson’s Mohawk Interruptus by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

“Toward a Critical Environmental Studies: Black Lives Matter as an Environmental Justice Challenge” by David Pellow

“Decolonizing together: Moving Beyond a Politics of Solidarity Toward a Practice of Decolonization” by Harsha Walia

“Learning from the Land: Indigenous Land Based Pedagogy and Decolonization” by Matthew Wildcat, Mandee McDonald, Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox, and Glen Coulthard

“Two-spirit people, body sovereignty, and gender self-determination.”  by Alexandria Wilson

“From a Native Trans daughter: Roots of an Indigenous Abolitionist Imaginary” by Kalaniopua Young


Want more? Be sure to check out our Rad Reading this week, "The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action" by Audre Lorde