…the foundation that needs to be laid, we have to do it right now in the struggle to say ‘no!’ and send a clear message about where we should go.
…[First Nations communities] were the original communists without the authoritarianism, really, truly.
…I think Canada is a colonial state and the question is to what extent will First Nations ever have self-determination as long as Canada is a settler state?
I’ve found stories of Indigenous resistance in Canada pretty inspiring and I’d like to know more about that history actually and be more in touch with it.
…if human society is going to get through what we’re going through now, it’s going to be because of the knowledge of indigenous peoples.
[it] was very interesting…and inspiring to see Six Nations, which is this Indigenous group that has the oldest surviving democratic constitution in the world, who have been actively fighting colonialism for five hundred years, who have retained a great deal of their culture in the face of genocide, and still works by those sorts of principles that we were trying to discover in 2001.