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Community groups from Vancouver as well as northern BC, Latin America, the Philippines and Africa unveiled the presence and conduct of 900+ mining companies that exist in the downtown area. Length 10:55
Members of the Unis’tot’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en people share the impacts various resource extraction companies are having on their territories and the actions they have undertaken to defend the long-term viability of the land to be able to support their people. Length 16:43
Idle No More, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada. Loryn Blower – Metis. organizer, speaker, SFU student. Shares her knowledge to inspire others to educate themselves, and for all people to unite in remembering who we are as care takers of Mother Earth. Length 11:11
Michael Champagne announces the Walk to the crowd at the No more Elder abuse rally. Length 02:09
Red Lake Enbridge blockade humour. Length 02:51
The International Day for the Elimination of Racism marks the anniversary of the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa when police opened fire on hundreds of South Africans protesting against Apartheid’s passbook laws, killing 67 and wounding 186. Every year we join friends and allies around the world to mark this day and to speak the truth about racism.
We stand in solidarity with the courageous leadership demonstrated by Indigenous communities across Turtle Island, most recently evident in the Idle No More movement. We also recognize that Idle No More is one mobilization amongst centuries of ongoing Indigenous resistance against colonialism. Length 04:16
Moccassins on the Ground Non-Violent Direct Action Training to support the blockade of the Tar Sands XL Pipeline. Length 04:05
#RLblockade Nizhawendaamin Inaakiminaan (We Love Our Land) is a group of Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, joined by blockaders and solidarity activists. The encampment is located in Northern Minnesota near the town of Leonard. Tom Poorbear, vice president of the Ogalala Sioux Nation declared, “We fully support the Red Lake Nation and its members who are opposing the Enbridge pipeline to stop the flow and remove the illegal pipeline from their land.” The occupation of the Red Lake Ceded Land began Thursday, February 28. Similar action camps around the United States have been fighting the fossil fuel industry to stop the destruction of sacred lands. Red Lake tribal members demand the immediate shutdown of the flow through the pipes and intend to remain on the land until their demand is met. “I imagine everyone involved in the planetwide resistance to fossil fuel is watching them with thanks,” said Bill McKibben founder of 350.org and leader of the recent Forward on Climate Rally. Chief Bill Erasmus of the Dene First Nation stated, “We fully support and are inspired by the Red Lake members and their resistance as it is stated in the Mother Earth Accord; affirming our responsibility to protect and preserve for our descendents, the inherent sovereign rights of our indigenous nations, the rights of property owners, and all inherent human rights.” Most band members were unaware of Enbridge’s illegal activity until the encampment started. “When I was informed about the illegal trespassing of the company Enbridge on my homeland, I knew there was something I could do. I started calling as many Red Lakers as I could to try and make them aware,” said Angie Palacio who initiated the encampment with the support of the Indigenous Environmental Network. Length 04:39
2,000 – 3,000 Hawaiian’s Marched on Kaua’i March 10th in the pouring rain to demand an ending to experimental GMO open field tests. Length 05:11
Idle No More Flashmob at Metrotown, Burnaby, Unceded Coast Salish Territories. Length 05:01
A Mother’s Plea To Mi’kma’ki. It’s our time to stand up and use our voice, we must protect our rights! You have a voice and it is powerful! Don’t let anybody tell you your voice is not powerful, and that it doesn’t count! This video was shot yesterday Day 7 of the Fast, 7 March, 2013. Length 06:43
Enbridge Energy LP has been trespassing on Red Lake Nations Ceded lands in Minnesota by operating multiple pipelines without an easement. Nizhawendaamin Indaakiminaan, a group of grassroots Red Lake tribal members and allies, demand that the flow of oil through these pipelines be stopped. Enbridge Energy LP purchased these oil pipelines from Lakehead Pipeline, who originally built these pipelines in 1949 on Red Lake land without obtaining the permission of the Red Lake sovereign nation. According to Marty Cobenais, pipeline organizer for Indigenous Environmental Network and a tribal member of Red Lake, “Enbridge Energy LP still does not have permission to have these pipelines” on an eight acre piece of Red Lake land just southeast of Leonard, Minnesota.
Today Nizhawendaamin Indaakiminaan have occupied the land directly over these pipelines on Red Lake land. They demand that these pipelines be shut down immediately. “The goal is to stand in solidarity not only with our first Nation brothers and sisters in Canada but also to protect our Mother Earth and all of our children and future generations on this earth,” says Tito Ybarra, a member of Nizhawendaamin Indaakiminaan and an enrolled member of the Red Lake band of Ojibwe. Length 04:54
February 17, 2013, in downtown Los Angeles, citizens rally to show solidarity with the rally in Washington, D.C. The point? To tell the president he must lead the fight against climate change, starting with rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and to demand an energy policy focusing on efficiency and conservation, integrated with a clean, renewable energy plan — one that breaks the addiction to dirty and dangerous fuels like coal, natural gas fracking, nuclear energy and tar sands. This video follows Chief Phil Lane Jr. as he discusses his hopes and intentions for the day. Length 11:01
After a long journey hereditary chief and master carver Beau Dick and his family break a copper on the steps of the legislature in Victoria… a warning to government. For those that do not understand the significance of this please take time to do so. The Copper is going to the Royal BC Museum. It has been over 70 years since a Copper has been broken. Length 05:50
A Compassionate Plea to All Mankind” Hereditary Chief Beau Dick along with family members & supporters complete their long walk from Quatsino near Port Hardy, across Vancouver Island to the Victoria Parliament buildings. Beau Dick is seen here passionately speaking about the History of First Nations peoples & his concerns for the direction humanity is heading, destroying our environment and natures gifts in the pursuit of riches for the few at the expense of many, including generations to come. Beau reminds us all that we are living in dangerous times and what we are doing to planet earth will affect all humanity in an adverse manner. We must soon change our ways as there are things more important than money. Length 08:48
Idle No More grassroots Founders and Organizers from across Canada, in Solidarity with Common Causes [a new initiative bringing together social justice, environmental, labour and other Activist Groups] UNITED. Footage of song and dance from #J28. Length 00:50s
On the 28th of January 2013 members and supporters of Idle No More Sydney converged on Westfield’s Eastgardens Shopping Centre to undertake an action of silent resistance through a weaving circle. Length 04:18
A compilation of speakers during 2013 Invasion Day/Idle No More demonstration. Length 09:47
Signing Ceremony in Ihanktonwan Homelands, Yankton Sioux Tribe, South Dakota.
Supported by Yankton Sioux Tribe, The Black Hills Treaty Council, The Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association, Yinka Dene Alliance, Indigenous Environmental Network, West Coast Environmental Law, Honor the Earth, Earth First, Tar Sands Blockade, Walking the Red Road, 350.org, Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, National Resource Defense Council, Bold Nebraska, Public Citizen, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, United Religions Initiative North America, Forest Ethics, and Tanker Free BC. Length 08:00
INM Langley Pt 1: Introduction Length 03:07
INM Langley Pt 2: Chief Phil Lane Jr. Length 11:17
INM Langely Pt 3: Mike Dangeli Length 06:14
Many powerful speakers shared their heritage, wisdom and culture at an Idle No More gathering outside and through the Willowbrook mall in Langley, on Kwantlen, Katzie, Matsqui & Semiahmoo land. All spoke of the most important need for unity, to release all anger but that which is harnessed to motivate so we can fight corporatism collectively, the true colonialism of the 21st century which by no means only threatens the indigenous populations. Total Length 20:38
Ta’Kaiya, 12, is from the Sliammon First Nation. She began singing at pow wows and cultural events in both BC and Washington State at the age of 6. In this video Ta’kaiya speaks about the environment and sings “Earth Revolution” at Idle No More City Hall, Coast Salish territory (Vancouver, B.C). Length 12:16
Short Documentary shot on Location in Oakland California during Idle No More demonstration. Length 06:56
This peaceful blockade was held in solidarity with brother-sister nations right across Turtle Island, all supporters were invited to this gathering, on traditional Lekwungen and Whyomilth lands, for cultural games, drumming, singing, dancing and social awareness, in resistance to any and all legislation that puts indigenous cultural integrity and inherent rights as the original stewards of this land at risk. Length 02:37
A large Idle No More gathering took over much of the Waterfront Skytrain station foyer for an hour Wednesday afternoon, Jan 2 2013. Coast Salish, aboriginal people from other nations & allies from other communities gathered again to maintain the loud voice, echoing in every urban and rural center from coast to coast to coast, right across Turtle Island, demanding the attention of Harper as PM to take note of the petitions & demands of the people he legally must hear, and ethically must follow. Length 05:14
Idle No More mid-island demonstration in Ladysmith BC. Rally and blockade. Length 09:10
This film documents one of the many events worldwide in support of the Idle No More movement. This event was held in Seattle Washington Dec. 29, 2012. Length 07:19
This is the face of the future Harper!!! Amazing moving speech please share. December 24th Aamjiwnaang Nation, Sarnia, Ontario rally. Length 01:27
Following a small introduction, a Treaty Song is performed in Edmonton as part of Idle No More – ONE Heartbeat on December 21, 2012. Length 09:26
Compiled footage of various Idle No More demonstrations to thematic music. Length 13:19
Red Power United: Reclaiming ceremonial grounds (High Park) May 13 2011
On Friday, May 13, 2011 after a almost 20 year old dispute over the high park snake mounds and at the request of the Clan Mothers from Six Nations a group of Peacekeepers from Red Power United began occupying a sacred burial site at the south-east end of High Park. They will go on to settle the dispute and stop the of the destruction of the sacred burial grounds in a matter of 5 days.. – Some called it the fastest Land settlement in Canadian history.. “For us it’s more than a sacred site, it is also a ceremonial grounds”. For several year’s, bmx riders had begun excavating the mounds to build dirt bike jumps. In response, the Iroquois community have been asking the city of Toronto to protect the burial site for over eleven years.
“It came to a head last week when we had a meeting with city hall and the Toronto police. A decision was made amongst our peace keepers that enough is enough.” And so on Friday, a group composed of people from Cree, Ojibwe and Seneca communities, as well as non-native people in the surrounding community began to occupy the site.
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