As Idle No More organizers prepare for a Dec 8th #INM1yr Webinar and a Dec 10th action in Ottawa against the FNEA, Indigenous land defenders are standing strong from Elsipogtog, to Barriere Lake, to Lubicon Lake.
Read and watch these powerful messages and updates from Land Defenders, and keep a look-out for the launch of an Idle No More CrowdFunding Campaign and a series of actions throughout December.
Watch 3 powerful messages from Elsipogtog to the Idle No More Movement. These videos were taken in Elsipogtog on Dec 3rd, 2013. If you can, please donate to the legal defense fund for the warriors.
Algonquins of Barriere Lake Stop Unauthorized Forestry Operations On Their Territory Until Agreements Respected. “”We are trying to protect and steward the land and water for future generations of native and non-native society, ” says Norman Matchewan, a Barriere Lake councillor.” Read full article. Read the letter they sent to the Quebec Government.
Toronto activists lock down to equipment at Enbridge Line 9 river crossing on Dec 3rd. Members of Rising Tide Toronto have locked down to equipment at an Enbridge Line 9 river crossing, effectively halting construction. This construction is taking place before the NEB has approved this pipeline reversal project. This action, taking place on Mississauga New Credit territory, was done in solidarity with Indigenous sovereigntist and environmental justice struggles across Turtle Island. Read media release.
On November 26th the Lubicon Lake Nation people have been driven to enforce their Law against PENN WEST PETROLEUM LTD. (TSX: PWT); (NYSE: PWE). They took actions against an oil lease site located in their Territory by peacefully occupying a nearby access road. The oil and gas giant.Penn West has indicated they intend to drill and use hydraulic fracturing at the location. The site is at the headwaters of a nearby lake, bordered by the traditional Lubicon community of Kinosew Sakahikan referred to provincially as Haig Lake. Read full article. More up to date information can be found on their website at: http://www.lubiconlakenation.ca/ and on twitter: @LubiconNation
DEC 8TH WEBINAR
Mana Moana: Pacifika Rising!! By Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer RSVP Now! #IdleNoMore is so honored and excited to have Indigenous scholar and activist Manulani Aluli Meyer join us for the Idle No More Webinar on Dec. 8th!! Manulani received her doctorate in education from Harvard University. She is currently the International Indigenous professor at Te Wananga o Aotearoa, a Maori university in New Zealand, after teaching at UH Hilo for 20 years. She is cofounder of Kaiao Garden at the Boys and Girls Club in Hilo and of Hoea Ea Food Sovereignty Youth Conferences. She is author of Ho‘oulu: Our Time of Becoming—Hawaiian Epistemology and Early Writings.
DEC 10TH OTTAWA ACTION #NoWayFNEA
#NoWayFNEA Idle No More Ontario Learn more and RSVP for the event! The Federal Government of Canada has had their chance to educate First Nations peoples. They did a horrible job, nearly decimating our languages and cultures in the process. Now the Harper government wants to impose a new First Nations Education Act.
They are not qualified.
Blackmailing us with funding to sign education agreements we don’t agree with, can’t implement without money and don’t want anyway. Violating privacy laws with ridiculous requirements for all First Nations students. We are stopping the FNEA!
Listen to what key people have to say about this. Learn how you can help. Rise!
11:00 AM Victoria Island Ceremony and Sacred Fire with Algonquin Elder Peter DeContie
11:20 AM Ceremonial March to Parliament Hill with Ogitichta (Vern Harper is the Spiritual Elder to this Drum), Nation Flags, Eagle Staffs
12:00 NOON Algonquin Elder to welcome us to the Hill.
Speakers list to include Russ Diabo, Wab Kinew, Charlie Angus, Gayle .
2:00 PM Round Dance with David Charette
- 3:00 PM End of event
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