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This chapter takes an ethnographic look at the current moment of planetary reckoning with catastrophic climate change. It turns to the fight of Indigenous peoples to avert an apocalyptic future in communities whose generational memories include an apocalyptic colonial past and elements of a dystopian present. The flow of time, the sense of Indigenous history and future possibility, is often captured by the language of “generations,” as one reckons with the traumas that are inherited from ancestors, and with the decisions made that will affect everyone’s children, grandchildren, and beyond. Despite the reproductive gloss of this language, in this current moment of environmental crisis, a queer kind of love and kinship is generating future possibilities for life on this planet. By building relations beyond compulsory heterosexual monogamy, and even beyond the human itself, Indigenous land defenders create ruptures in the linear capitalist temporalities that are bringing us all to the cusp of catastrophe.

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