Sunday, 8 December
6600 Valentine Way
Santa Fe, NM
It’s hard out here in the struggle. The Amazon is burning. Fascists are murdering Indigenous leftists. Israel keeps bombing Gaza. The United States continues to destroy the world through coups, bombs, and capitalism.
This holiday season, don’t let the bastards get you down. Join The Red Nation as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of our Santa Fe Freedom Council and the five-year anniversary of our existence as a radical force in the fight to protect and heal our planet.
It was never guaranteed that TRN would last a month, let alone five years. It is true that Indigenous revolutionaries are being targeted. Persecuted. Criminalized. Terrorized. Caged. It is a desperate and heartbreaking time.
But it is also true that we are rising, that we are in a historic moment defined by the ascension of Indigenous peoples, the reclaiming of our rightful place in the long histories of revolutionary struggle that have been waged for centuries. The Red Nation is part of a resurgence of Indigenous liberation struggles in the Americas that include #NoKXL and #IdleNoMore in 2012 and 2013, #ProtectOakFlat and #NoDAPL in 2015 and 2016, #ProtectBearsEars in 2017, and, now, #ProtectMaunaKea in the Pacific. Not to mention the Indigenous revolution of 2006 in #Bolivia or the rallying cries of countless #waterprotectors and #landdefenders that echo across the Americas today.
This moment represents the reforging of our bonds with our land and water relatives, and with our ancestors in struggle. Although we face a serious and dangerous fate, we must pause to celebrate our strength. To nourish our courage. And to remember our love for all our relations and for all life.
On December 8th, we will celebrate Indigenous revolutionaries everywhere and nourish our souls and bodies to fight another day. We will give thanks to the countless relatives who have helped us survive this journey. We’ll discuss urgent issues facing Indigenous people. We’ll talk about the history of The Red Nation and our victories in 2019. We’ll roast Nick Estes, famous author of “Our History is The Future” and TRN comrade. We’ll be in the company of Indigenous revolutionaries who carry optimism in their hearts and conviction in their politics.
We’ll throw down, like we always do. Join us!
No RSVP required. Bring a potluck dish and sweet dancing jams. Kids always welcome!
Leave the drugs, alcohol, sectarianism, and bad attitudes at the door 🙂