About / My Writing

The movements of colonial invasion forces during the Northwest Resistance of 1885

About me:

I’m an âpihtawikosisân (Métis-Cree) writer, whose family is from kistapinânihk (City of Prince Albert) and nêwo-nâkîwin (Mont Nebo) in Treaty 6 territory in Saskatchewan. Currently I’m residing in Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Səl̓ílwətaʔ and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm territories (Vancouver, British Columbia).

Most recently, Sara Birell and I co-wrote the article Métis militancy and Saskatchewan media (2022), for Briarpatch Magazine.

My most recently self-published article is Intro to Insurrectionary Anarchism (2022)

My writing has appeared in the zine Owning Ourselves (2022), edited by the The Mamawi Project and Red River Echoes; the book Black Seed: Not On Any Map (2021); on the websites of Midnight Sun magazine (2021), Taller Ahuehuete (2021), the Yellowhead Institute (2021) and The New Inquiry (2020); and in print publications such as Briarpatch magazine (2022 to 2020), the newsletter of the Vancouver Media Coop (2010), and Redwire magazine (2002).

I’ve been a guest on episodes of the podcasts Varn Vlog (2022), Unmaking Saskatchewan (2022), Cosmopod (2021), From Embers (2021), La Commune Radio 1871 (2021), Mbwaach’idiwag (2021) and Flash Forward (2020), as well as CBC Radio (2021).

I was interviewed by MJ Adams as part of an article on prisoner hunger strikes across Canada for the July/August 2021 issue of Briarpatch magazine.

I’ve reposted some audio recordings of speeches and interviews by various people at Soundcloud and Spotify.

You can contact me by email at m_gouldhawke@riseup.net

If you’d like to donate, you can do so via paypal.


Collective statements & open letters that I’ve signed:

Grassroots Métis Statement on the WPG Police and MMF: Abolish the Police! (March 2021)

Open Letter in Solidarity with Prisoners at Saskatchewan Jails (January 4, 2021)

An Open Letter in Solidarity with Prisoners at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre (December 1, 2020)

Métis Statement of Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders (February 22, 2020)


My writing:

Métis militancy and Saskatchewan media (2022)

Intro to Insurrectionary Anarchism (2022)

On the History of the Black Flag in America (2022)

Indigenous labour struggles (2022)

The Social Interest and its influence on Capital (2022)

The Labour-Power Theory of Capital (2022)

Indigenous persistence reading list (2022)

Divide While Anything Remains (2022)

A Response To A Response About Militarism, Nationalism And War (2022)

Capital as Automatic Subject (2023/2022)

Room for Critique (2022)

Anna Mae Pictou Aquash: Warrior and Community Organizer (2022)

Doctrine of the Corpse Betrayed by its Spirit (2022/2021)

Head Hits Concrete (Midnight Sun magazine, 2021)

Cabeza Contra Concreto (traducción e ilustraciones por Taller Ahuehuete, 2021)

By All Means, Anti-Politics (chapter in the book, Black Seed: Not On Any Map, 2021)

Building Blocks (Midnight Sun magazine, 2021)

The ‘60s Scoop and everyday acts of elimination (Briarpatch magazine, 2021)

Unnatural System (2021)

The Failure Of Federal Indigenous Healthcare Policy In Canada (Yellowhead Institute, 2021)

Land as a social relationship (Briarpatch magazine, 2020)

100 years of land struggle (Briarpatch magazine, 2020)

Canadian Imperialism & Institutional Racism: Connections between Black & Métis resistance movements (2019/2020)

From Six Nations of the Grand River to Tyendinaga (2020)

Contorted & Contrived: The “Indigenous Politics” of the Red Braid Alliance (2020)

Pandemics, Schools and Squats in a Civil Society built on Stolen Land (2020)

A Smallpox Epidemic & Colonial Quarantine around Lake Winnipeg (2020)

UNDRIP Incorporated: Why Big Business is bursting with enthusiasm for BC’s Declaration on Indigenous Rights (2020)

Indigenous Law, UNDRIP and Corporate Development in BC (2020)

Land Back: The matrilineal descent of modern Indigenous land reclamation (2020)

A Condensed History of Canada’s Colonial Cops (The New Inquiry, 2020)

A Concise Chronology of Canada’s Colonial Cops (2020)

Cost of Living (2019)

Settler Saturday (2019)

From Red River to Unist’ot’en: An Unconventional Timeline of Police Repression and Indigenous Resistance (2019)

Cheam Argues Indigenous Sovereignty in Court (Vancouver Media Coop, 2010)

Vancouver City Workers Strike (2007)

Review: Reading the Riot Act, A Brief History of Riots in Vancouver (2006)

Indigenous Uprisings in Ecuador (2006)

Police Murders & Inquiries: State hand-wringing over killings of Indigenous people by cops (2005)

Mining: Stealing the Land from Under Us (2005)

Native Spirituality in Prisons (2005)

The Unconquered Mapuche (2005)

Secwepemc History of Resistance (2005)

Palm Island Insurrection (2005)

Mohawks Kick Cops Off Rez (2004)

Indigenous Insurrections in Bolivia & Peru (2004)

Police Brutality (Redwire Magazine, 2002)

The Great Depression & Radical History in Vancouver (2002)

Squatting in Vancouver – A Brief Overview (2002)

* Note: I’ve made some very minor edits and corrections to the online versions of some of the Wii’nimkiikaa articles since their print publication in 2004-2005.


Citations and references of my writing in other writers’ books, magazines, online articles and academic papers:

A Response To A Response About Militarism, Nationalism And War (2022)

Referenced in the document, Ripples and Waves: Notes on Ukraine in the Long Crisis, by some communist study group (2022)


Building Blocks (2021)

Cited in the online article, Below the Barricades: On Infrastructure, Self-Determination, and Defense, by Cam Scott (2021)


The Failure Of Federal Indigenous Healthcare Policy In Canada (2021)

Cited in the University of Toronto and McGill University report, Review of Data and Process Considerations for Compensation Under 2019 CHRT 39, prepared for Indigenous Services Canada

Cited in the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health report, Indigenous Health in Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Health Policies and Systems

Cited in the Royal Society of Canada document, Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women in Canada, by Robson, J., Tedds, L., et al.

Cited in the Statistics Canada document, Unmet health care needs during the pandemic and resulting impacts among First Nations people living off reserve, Métis and Inuit (2022), by Tara Hahmann and Mohan B. Kumar

Referenced in the article, Clinical Ethics Consultations: A Scoping Review of Reported Outcomes, by Jennifer A.H. Bell, Marina Salis, Eryn Tong, Erica Nekolaichuk, Claudia Barned, Andria Bianchi, Daniel Z. Buchman, Kevin Rodrigues, Ruby R. Shanker, and Ann M. Heesters (2022)

Referenced in the Alternative Federal Budget 2022: Mission Critical: A just and equitable recovery, by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Cited in the online article, How To Be a Better Treaty Person, by Amei-Lee Laboucan (2021)

Referenced in the document by the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), Changes in health indicator gaps between First Nations and other residents of Manitoba (2021)

Referenced in the document by the Canadian Medical Association and the Government of Northwest Territories, The Unforgotten toolkit: an educational guide (2021)

Cited in the Master of Nursing thesis, Indigenous Women with Heart Failure in the Interior of British Columbia: Implications for Health Care System Change (2021), by Zoey Bradshaw


Land as a Social Relationship (2020)

Cited and quoted in the book, The End of This World: Climate Justice in So-Called Canada,
by Angele Alook, Emily Eaton, David Gray-Donald, Joël Laforest, Crystal Lameman, Bronwen Tucker (2023)

Referenced in the article, Park Equity in Action: Envisioning, Utilizing, and Writing Outdoor Spaces with New Mainer Girls, by Claire Kim, Robby Sheils, and Sophie Stein (2022)

Referenced in the document, UTMUN 2022, by the Indigenous Advisory Committee of North America for the University of Toronto Model United Nations conference of 2022

Quoted in the book, Red Scare: The State’s Indigenous Terrorist, by Joanne Barker (2021)

Cited in the article, Reflections on Land Back and Education, by Erica Neeganagwedgin (2021), featured in the Indigenous Law Association at McGill magazine, Rooted, Volume 1, Issue 2, Summer 2021

Cited in the Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Bound by reconciliation? : social criticism, treaty, and decolonization (2021), by Corey Snelgrove

Cited in the Doctor of Philosophy dissertation, Nine Peaceful Defenders of Headwaters at Redwood Summer: True for Me. Get It Done. Was it Worthy? What Got in the Way? (2021), by Laurie Hollis-Walker

Cited in the Master of Social Work thesis, “The System is Broken”: Using Arts-Based Methods to Explore Youth Voices and Experiences of Youth Justice Involvement (2022), by Jody Martens

Referenced in the Master of Arts thesis, From Turtle Island to France: The Kanata Controversy and Decolonial Translation Practices, by Thomas Rorke Boos (2020)

Cited in the University of Toronto document, Visions of the Food System to Come: Agriculture, Eating, and Ecological Justice in 2050, by Bryan Dale, Matilda Dipieri, Madeleine Frechette, and Hannah Klemmensen (2021)


100 Years of Land Struggle (2020)

Cited in the Master of Arts thesis, Planning for Decolonization: Examining Municipal Support of Indigenous-led Initiatives within the Settler Colonial Context of Canada, by Skylar Niehaus (2022)

Referenced in the Ecological Law Quarterly article, Tribal Co-Management: A Monumental Undertaking? (2021), by Emma Blake

Cited in the Master of Arts thesis, Understanding Young Women’s Mental Health in the Changing Climate in Nova Scotia, Canada, by Kathryn Stone (2021)


UNDRIP Incorporated: Why Big Business is bursting with enthusiasm for BC’s Declaration on Indigenous Rights (2020)

Referenced in the journal, Energy Research & Social Science (Volume 79, September 2021), in the article, Fossil fuel violence and visual practices on Indigenous land: Watching, witnessing and resisting settler-colonial injustices, by Samuel J. Spiegel


Land Back: The matrilineal descent of modern Indigenous land reclamation (2020)

Referenced in:

Paulson, J., & Tomiak, J. (2022). Original and ongoing dispossessions: settler
capitalism and Indigenous resistance in British Columbia. Journal of Historical Sociology, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1111/johs.12365


A Condensed History of Canada’s Colonial Cops (2020)

Referenced in the book, 1312 raisons d’abolir la police, dir Gwenola Ricordeau (2023)

Referenced in the book, Constitutional Crossroads: Reflections on Charter Rights, Reconciliation and Change, edited by Kate Puddister and Emmett Macfarlane (2023)

Cited in the document, To Reform, Defund, Abolish: An Evaluation of Canadian Policing and Discriminatory Practices (2021), by the Federation of Black Canadians

Referenced in the Master of Arts thesis, An Analysis of Police Violence Against Indigenous Women in British Columbia (2022), by Cassie Van Camp

Referenced in the journal article, Who Wins? The Politics of Prize Culture in Canada’s CODE Burt Awards, by Dessa Bayrock & Sarah Brouillette (Wasafiri, Volume 37, 2022 – Issue 1)

Referenced in the book, Constitutional Crossroads: Reflections on Charter Rights, Reconciliation, and Change (2022)

Cited in the book, White Benevolence: Racism and Colonial Violence in the Helping Professions (2022), in the chapter, “Within this architecture of oppression, we are a vibrant community”: Indigenous Prairie Prisoner Organizing during COVID-19 by Nancy Van Styvendale

Quoted and cited in the book, Insurgent Love: Abolition and Domestic Homicide, by Ardath Whynacht (2021)

Referenced in the book, Red Scare: The State’s Indigenous Terrorist, by Joanne Barker (2021)

Cited in the journal article, Police Abolition as Community Struggle against State Violence (2021), by Bronwyn Dobchuk-Land and Kevin Walby, in the journal Social Justice

Cited in the Doctor of Philosophy dissertation, Bio-Spatial Policing in Theory and Practice: Examining Impacts and Resistance through Mobilities and Children’s Everyday Life, by Emily Kaufman (2021)

Cited in the International Political Sociology journal discussion article, Colonial Lives of the Carceral Archipelago: Rethinking the Neoliberal Security State (2021)

Cited in the online article, Militarism and the police: How our streets became battlefields (2021), by Andrew Metheven

Referenced in the Yellowhead Institute’s, An Indigenous Abolitionist Study Guide, by the Toronto Abolition Convergence (2020)

Referenced in The Mitchell Hamline Law Review article, Some Reflections of a Métis Law Student and Assistant Professor on Indigenous Legal Education in Canada, by Scott Franks (2022)


A Concise Chronology of Canada’s Colonial Cops (2020)

Cited in a chapter from Diversity in Criminology and and Criminal Justice Studies, Volume 27, Anti-Blackness, Criminology and the University as Violence Work: Diversity as Ritual and the Professionalization of Repression in Canada, by Tamari Kitossa and Gökbörü Sarp Tanyildiz (2022)

Referenced in the book, Disarm, Defund, Dismantle: Police Abolition in Canada (2022)

Cited in the online article, Police Geographies, by Emily Kaufman (2020)


Pandemics, Schools and Squats in a Civil Society built on Stolen Land (2020)

Referenced in the article, Unlearning: From Degrowth to Decolonization, by Jamie Tyberg (2020)


Native Spirituality in Prisons (2005)

Cited in the Master of Arts in Criminology thesis, Settler Colonialism Continued: A genealogy of Indigenous regulation and oppression in Canada (2021), by Nisse Bourne

Referenced in the book, “Taking the Rap,” by Ann Hansen (2018), Between The Lines

Cited in, “Biomedicine, The Mi’kmaq & the Reclamation of Traditional Healing Knowledge,” by James S. Berry, 2013 Masters Degree thesis


Secwepemc History of Resistance (2005)

Referenced in the book, “Blockades or Breakthroughs?: Aboriginal Peoples Confront the Canadian State” (2014), edited by Yale D. Belanger, P. Whitney Lackenbauer, McGill-Queen’s University Press

Cited in, “Navigating Power and Privilege: Examining Activist Solidarity in Resistance to the 2010 Olympics” (2009), by Sinead Kathleen Earley, submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts, at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Cited in, “Forests, beetles, and climates in British Columbia’s Central Interior: historical geographies of paradigm change in forest science and management, 1945 – present,” by Sinead Kathleen Earley, a thesis submitted to the Graduate Program in Geography and Planning in conformity with the requirements for the degree Doctor of Philosophy


Police Murders and Inquiries (2005)

Referenced in the book, Disarm, Defund, Dismantle: Police Abolition in Canada (2022)

Cited in, “Racialized Policing in Winnipeg: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Online Comments”
by Evan Bowness (2012), a Thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies of The University of Manitoba in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Arts


Mining: Stealing the Land from Under Us (2005)

Referenced in, “Owning the sun: Can native culture be protected through current intellectual property law,” by Jill Koren Kelly (2007), Journal of High Technology Law


Mohawks Kick Cops Off Rez – The Mohawk Warrior Tradition (2004)

Referenced in the book, “OKA: A Convergence of Cultures and the Canadian Forces,” by Timothy C. Winegard, 2008, Canadian Defence Academy Press

Cited in, “Carrying the burden of peace: The Mohawks, the Canadian Forces, and the Oka Crisis,” by P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Ph.D. Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, Winter 2008, Vol. 10, Issue 2.

Cited in, “Child Welfare and the Imperial Management of Childhood in Settler Colonial Canada, 1880s-2000s,” by Laura Landertinger (2017), a thesis submitted in conformity with the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Graduate Department of Social Justice Education University of Toronto


Redwire magazine’s review of Wii’nimkiikaa magazine (for which I wrote several of the above articles), at page 25 in the November 2006 issue of Redwire:

http://redwiremagazine.com/assets/Vol_9_Issue_2.pdf


An article I was quoted in:

Another Word for Settle: A Response to Rattachements and Inhabit


The People Who Own Themselves, by Claire Johnston and Andrée Forest

On Equity: An interview with Meenakshi Mannoe

The Long History of Defunding the Police, by Maighdlin Mahoney

Police protect corporations, not people, by Emily Riddle

Raid of Wet’suwet’en part of Canada’s ongoing police violence against Indigenous Peoples, by Catherine Richardson


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