British Columbia is a resource colony founded on land theft, white supremacy and genocide. These policies unlocked enormous wealth for corporations, but also laid the foundation for the social, economic and environmental problems we face today.
Confronting the overlapping crises of our time requires that we decolonize the place we call home. This is both an urgent necessity and a process that could take many generations. At Dogwood we approach this work in three ways:
1. Education: Learning about history, geography and the proper names for things, while trying to unlearn the ideology of colonialism in our organization and ourselves.
2. Solidarity: Directing time, equipment and resources to Indigenous friends and neighbours working to defend their rights and reassert control of their land.
3. Action: Working with allies to mobilize the public to resist ongoing acts of colonialism by corporations and our government institutions.