“By any means necessary”: UVic prof advocates reclaiming aboriginal lands
An associate professor at the University of Victoria is in hot water over remarks made in a November 8 speech saying that North American aboriginal lands should one day be reclaimed “by any means necessary”.
Waziyatawin, formerly known as Angela Cavender Wilson, has a doctorate degree and is currently an Associate Professor and holder of the Indigenous Peoples Research Chair in the Indigenous Governance Program at UVic.
Her remarks were quickly denounced by several American First Nations leaders who said Waziyatawin’s opinions were not shared by them.
In the speech, Waziyatawin says, “But in terms of dismantling industrial civilization, I think that can happen in any variety of ways, and I think that that’s going to be about attacking infrastructure.”
In an interview with Minnesota Public Radio published January 7, Waziyatawin says peaceful protests by the Dakota people have been worthless and that she is doubtful that the end of social and environmental destruction can happen without violence.
The scholar later claimed she was called by the FBI following the speech but the agent’s telephone inquiry ceased when she referred him to her lawyer.
An essay on her website says that modern civilization is “on the verge of collapse” and that Indigenous Peoples should “mobilize for revolutionary change” so that they are able to survive. VV
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tedwardNov 01, 2012 at 2:55 pm
Quote: ...our nation's universities are becoming increasingly intolerant towards organized student groups that preach messages considered to be out of vogue by student unions or other campus organizations, according to the Index.What a crock of horse manure. The right-wing is so quick to moan about freedom of speech when it suits them while displaying no awareness of their own hypocrisy nor history.
The UVic Student's Society has, for decades, refused to fund clubs whose purposes are at odds with their agenda. The right always moans about being forced to "pay" for things they disagree with yet when the Student Union exercise that very same discretionary power there is a huge complaint. The UVSS is not stifling free expression of ideas it is simply saying they will not pay for it, endorse it or support it. Not really the same thing as shutting it down. The Student Union is not the University.
As for the agenda of the Student's Union, that is arrived at by democratic elections and referendums. As an organization they have determined their positions.
As for the supposed unfairness of the anti-choice posters, they are sick and disgusting images unfit for general display. Pictures that if included in a film would engender an "R" or even "X" rating are not appropriate for public display thank you very much. I have no problem with these images being subject to restrictions to prevent unintentional display.
Mike K.Mar 05, 2013 at 2:59 pm
Bingo forwarded the following photo of the newly painted University Faculty Club building accessible off the western side of Ring Road.
BingoMar 05, 2013 at 5:28 pm
Site preparation will begin the week of Feb. 25, 2013, at the intersection of Gabriola Road and McKenzie Avenue. In preparation for construction, parking lot 3 off Gabriola Road will be permanently closed. The Alumni Chip Trail through the construction zone will also be closed for the duration of the project to ensure public safety. Pedestrians and cyclists are asked to consult directional information posted at the site, and use alternate routes. Alternative nearby parking areas are lots 2, 4 and 7.
geekthegreekMar 05, 2013 at 10:52 pm
Ooh, I'm guessing the sticking-out thingy will be the climbing wall. Cool.
BingoApr 09, 2013 at 4:36 pm
At the entrance of First Peoples House.