Artists and activists use Twitter to highlight 150 years of Indigenous resistance – Home | Unreserved

Sunday June 18, 2017

A social media campaign called #Resistance150 features Indigenous acts of resistance, resilience and reclamation in response to #Canada150 celebrations.

The hashtag campaign on social media was started by Michif artist Christi Belcourt, Cree activist and advocate Tanya Kappo, Métis elder and author Maria Campbell and Anishinaabe teacher and storyteller Isaac Murdoch.

“I think in Canada there’s been a real important history of Indigenous resistance all along and prior to the Canadian state even existing,” Belcourt said. “The idea of celebrating Canada 150 really flies in the face of our continued history of Indigenous nations in this land that go back 15,000 or more years.”

Isaac Murdoch said the idea…

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