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Indigenous Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter By Matt Remle | Last Real Indians

29.11.15

Indigenous Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter By Matt Remle | Last Real Indians



Like the Idle No More movement in Canada, the #BlackLivesMatter movement was founded by women.  In response to the murder of 17-year old Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012 by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi issued a call to action for the Black community to address the anti-Black racism that manifested throughout the trail, one that seemed more interested in placing Trayvon on trial for his own murder, and that permeates throughout society.


In their own words, “Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.  It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.”
The #BlackLivesMatter movement gained international attention following the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, where they helped raise the issue of police violence and brutality and its impacts on the Black community both historically and currently.


Also, like the #IdleNoMore movement, the #BlackLivesMatter message spread globally via savvy use of social media and on-line networking as localized protests and demonstrations under the banner Black Lives Matter began appearing in cities and towns across the nation.


As a Lakota, as an Indigenous person, I fully support the organizing efforts and messaging of the Black Lives Matter movement.


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