This article looks at connections between Indigenous rights and climate change and the legacies of genocide and oppression. It is directed at non-Indigenous people to encourage better allyship.
Anti oppression work
Making change means that our allies need the confidence to play different roles at different times depending on our respective needs and on the common goal.
The Intertwine Charter Going beyond anti-discrimination and towards pro-active change to welcome others
The Intertwine codesigned a charter addressing intersectionality. It outlines 6 areas where organisations can improve and proactively welcome others – governance, events, employment and conditions, member relations, marketing and publicity, and buildings and amenity.
These four short videos, two featuring Gary Foley and two featuring Robbie Thorpe, are essential viewing for non-Indigenous people seeking to act in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Allies work is key to building strong and diverse groups and social movements. An ally is someone outside an oppressed group or identity, who commits to standing alongside those people.
Decolonizing Solidarity is a book by Clare Land which offers directions (and knotty dilemmas) to people seeking to support Indigenous Struggles. This article includes suggested guidelines for book clubs discussing Decolonizing Solidarity which are also beneficial for other groups doing anti-oppression and ally work.
Consciousness raising was a key element of the second wave women’s movement enabling women to recognise that the personal is political. This article gives an overview of group consciousness raising processes relevant for any group based on a shared identity or experience of oppression.