Journey of Nishiyuu March 25 2013 ONLINE LIVE STREAMING OF EVENT: [no longer live streaming] TIME SCENARIO DETAILS 7:00 AM Walkers leave the overnight stay at Chelsea 8:30 AM Walkers reach Hwy 105 and St Joseph Blvd 11:30 AM Ottawa Police close the Portage Bridge for Walker’s entry to Victoria Island 12:00 NOON Sacred fire … Continue reading
“We know it will take a lot more to defeat Harper and the corporate agenda. But against the power of their money and weapons, we have the power of our bodies and spirits.” IDLE NO MORE SOLIDARITY SPRING A Call to Action from Idle No More & Defenders of the Land From http://idlenomore.ca/ Idle No … Continue reading
“We have to fight this and offer supports to those who choose not to sign” WARNING From Nina Was’te (INM Co-Founder): All the reserves will be receiving packages if they haven’t already. This package is the usual contribution agreements, the funding dollars breakdown a band gets which is already GROSSLY inadequate. This contribution agreement will … Continue reading
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
MESSAGE FROM ART MANUEL (via Russell Diabo @RussDiabo): You are at the crossroads. You need to decide. Dear Friends: I think we need to understand that the federal government is relentless in pushing to extinguishing our Aboriginal and Treaty Rights. The federal comprehensive land claims policy clearly spells this out in the final agreements Canada … Continue reading
KOLONIALQ Encourages all who can to show their support by greeting the walkers in Ottawa on March 25th. In a previous post, we introduced the Journey of Nishiyuu and gave brief profile of the six youth and their guide, “White Wizard”. Read more about that here. SUMMARY: From Northern Quebec, Six Youth, with one guide, … Continue reading
Idle No More Press Release March 7 2013 [via Shannon M Houle @smhoule] “Leadership need to know that when they stand with the grassroots people, we will fully support them” The founders and organizers of Idle No More support the declaration made by the Mi’kmaq grass roots people in their resistance to the impending framework … Continue reading
“I pray that this fast doesn’t last too long as four days without food is becoming painful for us” MARCH 1ST 2013 commenced a second wave of Idle No More hunger strikes, lead by Idle No More organizer Shelley Young, a member of Eskasoni First Nation and Jean Sock, a member of the New Brunswick … Continue reading
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