From Turtle Island to Palestine: Denver Commemorates Nakba

Denver, CO — On Wednesday evening, the local Indigenous community hosted a “healing event” at the Auraria Campus pro-Palestine solidarity encampment. According to a press release for the event, in tandem with the commemoration, the organizers “offer[ed] solidarity and healing for the Palestinian community” and also “offer[ed] support and encouragement to student protestors at Auraria and DU who are demanding institutional divestment from US and international companies that are contributing to the genocide of the Palestinian people.”

Unicorn Riot provided live coverage of the event, tune in below.

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The Nakba, or “catastrophe” in Arabic, happened on May 15, 1948, when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forcibly removed from their homes after the UN General Assembly passed a resolution partitioning Palestine into two states, one Jewish and one Arab, with Jerusalem under a UN administration. The massive displacement and dispossession happened at the hands of Jewish militias, British forces, and then once Israel was established as an independent state, Israeli forces.

The Native American community acknowledges that Zionism is a racist and colonial ideology that parallels similar ideologies, such as the Doctrine of Discovery and Manifest Destiny, that resulted in the near total destruction of the Native American population and the near total loss of our homelands.

We urge Indigenous communities around the world to stand in solidarity with pro-Palestinian organizers by supporting the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) movement against Israel and institutions enabling apartheid and settler colonialism.

Event’s Press Release

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