Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Extractive Industries, Violent Police, Responsible for Missing and Murdered Indigenous WomenBrenda Norrell
Twitter video: https://twitter.com/i/status/1458180263763132424
GLASGOW, Scotland -- It is the gold mines, diamond mines and extractive industries that are responsible for disappearing Indigenous women. They are being stolen as a result of capitalism, colonialism and earth extraction, Siiam Hamilton said at an action of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women at COP26 today.
"That violence is inseparable from capitalism and colonialism, and what the British empire has done to our community."
"Look at my face and remember it, it is a responsibility now that they have seen me. If I go missing -- its not if, its when -- in our communities. When I go missing, come look for me. Our lives matter."
"I see police all over this city. They remind me of the police in Canada and how much violence the police in Canada produce. And how much violence these cops here in Glasgow produce because they stand for white supremacy. They stand for extraction. They protect capitalism and they protect colonialism!"
|Casey Camp Horinek, Ponca|
"They didn't stay to hear the whole discussion with Barbados, with Bolivia, all the other countries that [have] solid climate action plans, what they're going to do for their country and what they needed help with," she said. "They weren't in the room to hear it. So to me, that's disrespectful because, you know, if you're going to give your presentation, and you're there to hear others, you should be sitting there listening yourself."
Indigenous activists say the legacy of colonialism has limited their access to COP-26