The special issue of Sites, Vol. 14, No. 1, emerges from contributions to the 2016 Space, Race, Bodies II conference, which combined activist and academic insights to address the nexus between Indigenous sovereignty, criminal justice, and the incarceration of peoples of colour. Edited by Holly Randell-Moon, Bell Murphy, and Jade Aikman, this collection of essays variously explores these themes within the Australian, Canadian and Aotearoa/New Zealand contexts, by focusing on the violent management and regulation of Indigenous life by the settler colonial state. What our contributors reveal is an on-going, multipronged assault on Indigenous sovereignty: whether in public spaces, prisons, or rural Indigenous communities, the supremacy of the state violently reinscribes itself at the expense of Indigenous existence. The issue features contributions from Moana Jackson, Margaret Boyce, David MacDonald and Jacqueline Gillis, Jade Aikman, and Liam Grealy.