Indigenous Liberation Day Netherlands

Date: 12th of October, 2022
Location: Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam

On October 12 Aralez in the Netherlands organize a day full of activities including; a solidarity march, Mapu commemoration and solidarity ceremony, a 1492 people’s tribunal, cultural performances and panels. Together we commemorate the day Columbus invaded Abya Yala (the American continent) in 1492. A date that marks the symbolic beginning of European colonialism. A process that has institutionalised genocide and ecocide worldwide. As a result, the right to self-determination, identity and culture of Indigenous People’s is still under pressure. Indigenous land defenders are displaced and killed; rivers and environment polluted; and land expropriated for the profit of large multinationals. The result is the current climate crisis. Therefore, it is time for reparatory justice and decolonisation! This festival offers a platform to critical perspectives on the climate crisis, healing, cultural values, and solidarity.
More information about speakers and program will follow soon.