Seattle is on Duwamish Land

The story told by Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back! happened on land stolen from the Duwamish people.  The Duwamish are in a long fight for recognition by the US government.  Right now they are trying to raise $100,000 to hire an expert witness to review 31,000 pages of documents provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs as part of their fight for recognition.  We can help by donating. A great resource for finding out more about the settlement of Seattle and the ways the Duwamish were displaced, criminalized and harmed by settlers is the film Princess Angeline.  Screening this film alongside Pinkwashing Exposed could generate a powerful conversation in your community about how settler colonialism looks in the US and Israel, the relationships between the two contexts, and how people have resisted and are resisting in both places.

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