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500 Years of Indigenous Resistance
by Gord Hill
by Gord Hill
This was originally published in (I think) 1992 in the North American First Nations activist paper Oh-Toh-Kin and is a decidedly nationalist/indigenist sketch of the colonisation of the Americas and resistance to that invasion. The only change, as far as I can see, is the addition of some explanatory footnotes. The booklet (expensive for what we get) is of some historical value, and a useful outline of a First Nations' based view of the histories of the Americas. However, at 70 pages it skims over too much – admittedly it was simply a long newspaper article/essay in its previous form – and therefore provides an inadequate sense of what the case might be. It is useful for the converted/sympathetic but unlikely to appeal to anyone else. As one of the converted/sympathetic, I would have liked a guide to further reading or something similar, and suspect that Gord Hill and PM Press have done themselves and the cause a disservice by not giving us advice on activist and analytical resources/movements. Alas, an opportunity wasted.....
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