source: GENDER (in)EQUALITY 101. Today, on International Women’s Day, I read this article which actually made some points that poked my brain more than any other women’s rights article or quote ever has. Here is an excerpt for your enjoyment: “In a small village near Xuan Thuy National Park in Vietnam, Pham Thi Kim Phuong starts … Continue reading
Global natural gas production doubled between 1980 and 2010 And production is expected to continue to increase exponentially in the coming decades. This is thanks to the ‘widespread application of two key technologies: horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing’. -eia.gov Because of this growth which occurred mainly in the last 10 years, there is now a … Continue reading
“to all who died fighting for the planet and those whose lives are on the line today” Brothers, sisters, two-spirits, elders, friends, enemies! This is a PLEA- from your children, from your grandchildren, from your relatives in the sky, in the ocean, in the forests, in the deserts, in the tundra, in the mountains, in … Continue reading
Chronology of some of the biggest moments: June-Oct JUNE “It is time we make our numbers count We the grassroots and life – Are what matters” https://www.facebook.com/notes/idle-no-more-bc/grassroots-in-solidarity-parts-i-to-v-idle-no-more/477356049018771 “Native communities throughout the US are reclaiming and reviving land, water, seeds, and traditional food and farming practices, thereby putting the culture back in agriculture” http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/16725-putting-the-culture-back-in-agriculture-reviving-native-food-and-farming-traditions “A shale … Continue reading
As printed in a 1960/70’s NARP newsletter PDF VERSION [Note: The following extracts are from a speech given by Gerry Gambill at a conference on Human Rights at Tobique Reserve in New Brunswick, in August, 1958. In this speech, he warned native people about how this society goes about taking away the human rights of … Continue reading
I RECOGNIZE the founding fathers and mothers of Turtle Island, the role many indigenous nations had in the USA Independence with their council, and the role they had in many good policies, such as public education, preservation of ecosystems, and women’s and queer rights. I HONOUR their sacrifice to ensure a free life for the … Continue reading
Updated May 17th 2013. This is a tribute to Youth 4 Lakes who arrived in Ottawa May 13th, in case you missed it. When omnibus Bill C-45 was passed in fall 2012, protections for over 90% of Canada’s rivers and lakes was REMOVED. Just like that. Opposition to this bill (among several others) was made … Continue reading
This is a public service announcement made by JT Pro Imaging and overseen by actor Saginaw Grant for IdleNoMore.ca and starring Native celebrities of all ages. . . . READ MORE: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/05/16/saginaw-grant-and-other-natives-hollywood-come-together-idle-no-more-psa-149381
Now that it is spring, the grounds thaw, and construction workers prepare for work. MANY MAY BE FAMILIAR with the ongoing demonstrations against the slew of bills (C-27, C-38, C-45, S-2, S-6, S-8, C-428, S-207, S-212) passed last year and this winter in Canada, as well as mining activities, among them the proposed pipeline extension … Continue reading
MARCH 11 2103 “Two Mi’kmaq leaders of the Idle No More movement have ended a 10-day hunger strike with an assurance that local chiefs will make a big change in how they do business. Nova Scotia chiefs agreed Monday to put longtime negotiations with provincial and federal governments on hold while they go back to … Continue reading
By Bill Kingsbury Minneapolis, Minnesota MARCH 2013 THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER is huge. Its pollution problems can seem too overwhelming to try to fix, but a group of Native American women have an idea they hope will inspire citizens and policy makers to take action to improve the health of the river. On March 1, Sharon … Continue reading
Ready to learn more about Idle No More, or educate your peers? Kolonialq has been working to compile a long-distance onestop of various (mostly free) resources for learning and sharing information on indigenous rights, as well as the history behind the Idle No More movement. This is a collaborative grassroots effort. We are proud to … Continue reading
“This Act of Recognition is a sleight of hand, as the Crown and Government continue to bypass proper recognition of our continuing Sovereignty. The Commonwealth Government is using the reform process to attempt to bring Sovereign Aboriginal Nations and Peoples into the Constitution of a foreign illegal occupying force.” Australian lawmakers have passed a new … Continue reading
If you haven’t yet thoroughly read about this, you must do it now. THE JOURNEY OF NISHIYUU: Quest for Unity for a Better Tomorrow, A Journey for Humanity, for Unity, Protection of Mother Earth and the Natural Kingdom, for Universal Balance and Harmony SUMMARY: From Northern Quebec, Six Youth, with one guide, are walking from … Continue reading
*** UPDATE: THE RITE WAS PERFORMED [scroll down for photos of broken shield] *** First Nations Chief to Perform Rare Shaming Rite Against Harper Government FEBRUARY 10, 2013 via Facebook “To be shamed was one of the worst things that could happen to you,” Cranmer said, adding: “What Beau Dick is doing is more symbolic … Continue reading
[SCROLL TO BOTTOM FOR TAR SANDS DOCUMENTARY] Historic ceremony and signing of a new International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects “Attendees […] sign an International Treaty to effectively block the Keystone XL TransCanada Pipeline. Representatives of Indigenous Nations and their allies, including farmers and ranchers, business and environmental leaders, leading treaty … Continue reading
Andrea Landry, Youth Executive of the National Association of Friendship Centre in Canada, speaks at UN headquarters about issues facing indigenous women in Canada in the video posted below. Additional resources can also be found below the video. Brief Background: More than not, cases of missing and murdered indigenous women go unresolved, and aboriginal women … Continue reading
More information about Idle No More can be found at the official website IdleNoMore.ca Below are documents outlining the current bills which Idle No More is fighting against in Canada. They attack indigenous sovereignty, fail to fulfill treaty obligations, and threaten the environment for all Canadians – the effects of which will be felt across … Continue reading
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