Saturday, December 29, 2018

Still are worriers

Hasn't heard of this survey or database but Maori t.v. are posting this, a survey of 800 Maori. Interesting for the emphasis on old-fashioned class issues...

1. Mounting debt and financial insecurity (26%)
2. Housing affordability, homelessness (21%)
3. State of rivers and lakes / concern for the land (19%)
4. The number of Maori children in State Care (16%)
5. The number of Maori in prison (9%) & (equal) The rising suicide rate and the mental health system (9%)


Link here https://www.maoritelevision.com/news/national/top-five-concerns-among-maori-2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

Crossing Arizona: the perils of colonial forces on Indigenous land...

Re-posting this map of reported bodies crossing into Arizona from Mexico, 1999-2009. Total over this decade: 1,755. [sparked by recent blog posting on The Standard



Mike Wilson narrates a powerful film, 'Crossing Arizona', on the undermining of Tohono O'odham sovereignty and the destruction of water stations which he and others tried to maintain. Mike's beef was with the Tohono O'odham Nation who he argues were complicit in these murderous acts.

See also http://bsnorrell.tripod.com/id61.html


Saturday, January 06, 2018

Rain check

So as you may have noticed, this blog is no longer a focus for me or my work. Instead I've started building a website in Indigenous Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), here

May drop some thoughts on this in the future.

Simon
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