Craft beer + Craft food + Good people + Good Cause = Good times!
Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and tanker project poses unacceptable risks to our oceans and waterways, our climate, local economies and communities. It must never be built. First Nations have vowed to stop it in court. People, businesses, & communities are raising funds to support their court cases and stop this pipeline, together.
All admission and beer sales go directly to Pull Together– a fundraiser for First Nations lawsuits against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline. Learn more at http://pull-together.ca/
Doors open at 5:30 for after work drinks and an open mic. The event will keep rocking late into the night for dancing, munching, sipping and shenanigans!
Entry is $20 and includes THREE beer tickets! Buy now: https://fundraise.raventrust.com/events/-/e156117
Pull Together supports the Coldwater Band, Tkemlups-te-Secwe̓pemc, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations and is organized by Force of Nature Alliance, RAVEN trust, Sierra Club BC and many passionate and dedicated volunteers.
This event will be hosted on the unceded territories of the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations.
This event is 19+. Beer responsibly: arrange a ride or take transit.
The Victoria Event Centre will be completing a new and detailed accessibility audit at the beginning of December, and is working to improve the accessibility (and accessibility information) of the venue. One of the washrooms has recently been modified to accommodate wheelchairs. The on-site elevator is currently undergoing a recertification process, and until that process is complete we cannot consider the venue to be wheelchair accessible. The VEC will post updates as new information is available.
- washrooms will be gender-neutral for this event
Craft beer + Craft food + Good people + Good Cause = Good times!
Halifax Stands with Water Protectors - Silent Auction Fundraiser (Dec 3- Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada)
Water protectors are on the front lines at the mighty Shubenacadie River resisting Alton Gas. They are doing crucial work to protect the water for all of us. With winter coming, they need our support to keep them warm and safe.
***We are currently seeking donations for the silent auction.*** These contributions could be anything from earrings, to gift certificates for massage therapy, to books, to paintings, etc.
If you have something to contribute please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org - please include information about what you would like to donate, approximate value, a short description and your phone number or the best way to reach you. If the object already exists and you're able to include a photo of it, please include that too!
Our deadline for accepting donations will be Friday November 24.
Proceeds from this silent auction and performance fundraiser will directly support frontline resistance efforts against the Alton Gas Natural Gas Storage project.
This event is being planned on unceded Mi'kmaq Territory by SWAGR (Solidarity With Alton Gas Resistance), a Halifax-based group of activists from Council of Canadians, Ecology Action Centre, Solidarity Halifax, and the general community. The focus of this group is to support resistance efforts against the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project, and we take our direction from frontline Mi'kmaq communities and other residents of the surrounding area.
Date and Time: Thursday November 30, 2017, 2:30-4:00 pm
Location: First Nations Longhouse
Description: Indigenous Knowledge for a Changing Climate
How can traditional knowledge systems help with future climate change?
UBC Botanical Garden, the First Nations House of Learning and the UBC Faculty of Science are pleased to present “Indigenous Knowledge for a Changing Climate” with Dr. Nancy Turner.
The climate is changing faster than we are and urgent action for mitigation and adaptation solutions are needed. This presentation invites ethnobotanist Dr. Nancy Turner to share her stories of the intersection between traditional knowledge systems and climate change solutions. The talk will explore Indigenous knowledge, innovation for climate change, biodiversity and food security strategies at local and global levels.
Dr. Nancy Turner has spent her career working closely with First Nation Elders, her teachers, collaborators and friends to record their knowledge and understanding of ecology, resources and plants. She is Professor Emeritus in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria and has numerous awards and publications. She completed her PhD at UBC Botanical Garden in the early 1970s with Dr. Roy Taylor. She shares her received teachings from Indigenous elders and communities showcasing examples of First Nations use of resources and technologies for food, shelter and medicines.
Cancellation & Refund Policies: UBC Botanical Garden reserves the right to cancel any event should the event not reach 25% capacity 5 days before. In the event that an event is cancelled, UBC Botanical Garden will offer the option of transferring to another event, or obtaining a full refund. All cancellations must be made at least 5 working days before the start of the course by contacting email@example.com. A $5 processing fee is charged for cancellations. There is no fee for transferring the registration to another person.
Ian Anderson, President of Kinder Morgan Canada, will be in town doing press & propaganada with Rachel Notley. We're gathering to show Ian that Trans Mountain will never be built!
Kinder Morgan does not have consent from Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam or Squamish, whose territories the pipeline aims to cross. KM has already violated their environmental conditions by polluting rivers with plastic and interfering with salmon. We are not impressed by his company's actions.
Metis and First Nations Land, Governance and Climate Action Conversation (Nov 27 Edmonton Alberta Canada)
Calling all Metis and First Nations who are interested in land-based governance, trapline governance and climate action. Let’s get together for an evening of discussion and storytelling.
The conversation will be led by Christi Belcourt and Isaac Murdoch who will be in Edmonton on November 27, 2017. Please come and join in.
Everyone is welcome!
Free to attend.
VIU's Student Organization for Social Change (SOSC) is hosting a discussion group based on the Kinder Morgan Expansion Project. I want to welcome all perspectives to come talk about economic, political, social, indigenous, and environmental perspectives involved in the reality of the project.
We will be meeting Tuesday night, November 21st in building 355 room 211 at 6:30.
Come eat, talk and be happy with SOSC!
Please join us to plan actions, gather resources and work together to stop line 3 and pipeline developments that are destroying life on earth, water is life, keep it on the ground!
Our meetings take place in treaty 1 territory, traditional land of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples and homeland of the Métis
The venue is wheelchair accessible, there is a gender neutral washroom and we strive to create a safe space for everyone. There is no childminding available but our meetings are child friendly.
Buzzer code 1306
Join QBACC and other environmental activists in rallying against the Pro-Pipeline tour held by Alberta's Premier Rachel Notley.
Transportation provided at a small cost of $10 per person. We will depart from U&U at 8:30 AM on Tuesday the 21st and return at 2:00PM. We will also be meeting the night before, Monday the 20th at 7:00 in JDUC 351 to create posters and distribute more information about the narriative that we want to bring to Ottawa.
We want Notley and the rest of the Canadian government to listen to young voices when we say that we want an oil-free future for our country. There are serious concerns with the Kinder Morgan pipeline in respect to its impact on the environment and a lack total lack of consultation to indigenous Canadians regarding the pipeline.
We are rallying for the future of young generations, a future without continued environmental destruction, and extreme social impact at the hands of oil and tar sands expansion.
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Join us for this public assembly at Queen's Park:
- to call for the phase out rather than the rebuilding of Ontario’s nuclear stations;
- to protest the proposed burial and abandonment of nuclear waste on First Nations territories, potentially poisoning the waterways, soil and air forever with radioactive contamination;
- to protest the proposed abandonment of nuclear waste along major bodies of water in Chalk River and Kincardine;
- and to call for a 100% renewable future.
Renewables are do-able! We want wind, water and solar power – not rebuilt and extended nuclear stations which are expensive, dangerous, and produce deadly radioactive wastes that will remain hazardous for hundreds of thousands of years.
The Government of Ontario this year cancelled all our green energy programs; is extending the life of the aging Pickering nuclear station beyond its design life; and is rebuilding the aging Darlington and Bruce nuclear stations, locking us into nuclear for another 5 decades. We say NO to more nuclear and YES to renewable energy!
There will be speakers, music (drumming), performances (dancing) and more. All welcome!
Hosted by youth of Anishinabek and Iroquois Caucus First Nations and Bawating Water Protectors. Endorsed by: Ontario Clean Air Alliance, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, Canadian Environmental Law Association, Northwatch, DNA (Durham Nuclear Awareness), Toronto350, Noor Cultural Centre
Also, on Wed. Nov. 8, 5 - 7 p.m.
Toxic Threat: Radioactive Waste on Indigenous Lands
Upper Library, Massey College, 4 Devonshire Pl, U of T (near St. George and Hoskins/Harbord)
Join us in a discussion with Indigenous leaders and allies about a recent proposal to transport and dump radioactive waste on Indigenous lands.
A new proposal to transport and dump radioactive waste on Indigenous lands, without the consent of these communities, threatens the very survival of both present and future generations. Standing at the nexus of land rights and environmental justice, a team of powerful and distinguished Indigenous leaders are coming to the University of Toronto to address this pressing crisis. Join us on Wednesday, November 8th at the Upper Library of Massey College from 5-7pm to join the discussion!
Our panelists include:
• Grand Chief Patrick Madahbee of the Anishinabek Nation;
• Quinn Meawasige and Candace Neveau, members of the Bawating Water Protectors;
• Dr. Gordon Edwards, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility; and
• Angela Bischoff, Outreach Director for the Ontario Clean Air Alliance.
*** On Thursday, November 9th from 12 - 2 PM, please join us in a public demonstration at Queen's Park. Together, we will be protesting the proposed burial and abandonment of nuclear waste on First Nations territories, potentially poisoning the waterways, soil and air forever with radioactive contamination, and will be calling for a 100% renewable future. ***
Link to event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1686438718054180/
Doors at 6:30; Event Starts at 7
Entry by donation; no one will be turned away.
Tickets on eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fractured-bc-fracking-site-c-health-and-human-rights-tickets-37851183910
BC is at a critical crossroads in its energy and environmental policy. The LNG industry has yet to materialize and a growing number of Canadians (over 60%) are opposed to the fracking (hydraulic fracturing) that is necessary for over 80% of natural gas extraction. As well, critics argue that the only reason BC would need the Site C Dam, which infringes on First Nations rights, is to power the fracking industry. Legal challenges opposing LNG infrastructure due to the impact on First Nations rights and health are occurring all over BC.
Jurisdictions across the world are banning or putting a moratorium on fracking for health reasons, and the Canadian Association of Physicians for the environment (CAPE) wants to share evidence with the public that pursuing an LNG agenda opens up BC to harm by fracking and Site C.
We need the citizens, as well as the government of BC to understand the potential health consequences for fracking.
Dr. Warren Bell, founder of CAPE and long-time environmental activist will speak on the health impacts of fracking and Site C
Dr. Gordon Christie, professor of law at UBC whose research fields include Aboriginal legal issues, legal theory, and tort, will speak about the legal implications of fracking and Site C on the health of First Nations peoples.
Richard Wright, is the spokesperson for the House of Luutkudziiwus of the Gitxsan Nation, and will be speaking about the cumulative impacts of LNG infrastructure on First Nations people and all British Columbians.
Dr. Amy Lubik, environmental health scientist, will moderate
Entry by donation; no one will be turned away.
Tickets on eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fractured-bc-fracking-site-c-health-and-human-rights-tickets-37851183910
In April, CAPE called for a moratorium on fracking BC, urging the government no to approve any new projects which increase the level of hydraulic fracturing in British Columbia, or in Canada as a whole, until the health risks are understood, communicated to communities, and mitigated.
Many people have heard about the potential dangers of fracking, but do not know what the consequences are. CAPE would like to share the potential health and human rights consequences of fracking and related projects with the citizens of BC and make this issue part of the dialog as the new BC government prepares to do a scientific review of fracking and the need for the Site C project.
Fracking projects and Site in BC directly affect northern populations, particularly First Nations Peoples. In a report published out of UBC, the authors called on the provincial and federal governments to determine the full impact of Site C on treaty rights of the Treaty 8 First Nations who live in the Peace River region. Coauthor Gordon Christie stated, “Although these communities’ rights are constitutionally protected, we believe they have been systematically downplayed – even ignored – by governments.” 
The hereditary leadership of the Luutkudziiwus clan of the Gixtsan nation closed their territory to pipelines, which, if built, would bring fracked gas from Treaty 8 territory around Fort St John to a terminal on Lax Kw’alaams territory, at the mouth of the Skeena River. “There’s too much at stake,” stated Richard Wright, “too much risk to allow this pipeline. It could have serious negative impacts to all the fish of the Skeena River [and on the people up in the northeast, where fracking is happening].” 
CAPE's statement on fracking can be found at
Saturday, October 7 –on the Unceded territories of Musqueam, Tsleil Waututh, Skwxwừ7mesh Ủxwumixw – Squamish (Vancouver)
The parade this year will travel from the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre up Commercial Drive to 14th Ave then to Trout Lake for a gathering and free feast with speakers + music.
Bring your drums, regalia, town clothes, costumes, banners, flags, streamers and any other Mardi Gras style parade wares you need. Come with us to celebrate the spirit of wild salmon!
9 am – Assemble for parade at 1607 E Hastings
10 am – Rainbow Nations parade leaves for Trout Lake via Commercial Drive
12 Noon – Opening ceremony at Trout Lake by Elders and Youth
1 pm – Free Wild Salmon Feast (hosted by Vancouver Food Policy Council)
2 pm – Speakers, performances, drumming & singing
3:30 pm – Closing ceremony
Overnight stay in Vancouver (Camping and meals on your own) – Some billeting can be arranged for Elders if needed.
Full travel itinerary at: https://wildsalmoncaravan.wordpress.com/wsc-travel-it-2017/
Follow us: @WildSalmonCaravan
Use the hashtag: #WildSalmonCaravan2017
Please like, follow and share to your networks.
We look forward to seeing you!
Join us for a de-escalation work shop to prepare for future direct action work and for every day interactions with people who have different beliefs than us.
Conflict is a part of the work we do but we can still be in control of the situation. Learn how to use conflict resolution and de-escalation skills with Earyn from Greenpeace.
September 21 @7pm - Windsong co-housing - Unceded Kwantlen and Katzie Nation Territory.
Free and open to the public
Bouteloua Collective and POP Montreal Present:
Gary's House (FKA Brazillian Money)
"Pretty songs for people who like jogging in the dark, droning in the sun, and crying softly at work"
"three Indigenous musicians coalescing at the intersection between traditional and contemporary music"
"bubbly smog post-prog"
In solidarity with Water Protectors arrested during the standoff at Standing Rock, all proceeds from this event will be going to the legal aid group Freshet Collecitve (https://freshetcollective.org/).
12$ Suggeted Donation (Nobody turned away for lack of funds, higher donations appreciated)
Doors: 8 PM
Show: 9 PM
This event takes place on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka people. The island called “Montreal” is known as Tiotia:ke in the language of the Kanien’kehá:ka, and it has historically been a meeting place for other Indigenous nations, including the Algonquin people.
Bouteloua Collective is made up of students, acitvists, and musicans who organize benefit shows to raise money for and awareness around various indigenous groups on the front lines against resource extraction on their land.
Le Collectif Bouteloua et POP Montréal présente:
Gary's House (FKA Brazillian Money)
"three Indigenous musicians coalescing at the intersection between traditional and contemporary music"
En solidarité avec les protecteurs.trices de l’eau arrêté.e.s à Standing Rock, tout les fonds iront au groupe d’aide juridique Collectif Freshet. (https://freshetcollective.org/).
12$ Don suggéré (personne excluse à cause d’un manque d’argent)
Cet évènement prend place sur le territoire traditionnel du Kanien’kehá:ka. Ce qu'on appelle "Montréal" est nommée Tio'tia:ke par les Kanien'kehá:ka. Historiquement, c'était un lieu de rencontre pour d'autres Nations autochtones incluant les Peuples algonquins. On encourage d'autres allochtones comme nous à s'informer sur les histoires des endroits où ils/elles résident et de modifier leurs pratiques langagières.
Le Collectif Bouteloua soutient des Communautés autochtones qui résistent à l'extraction de ressources naturelles sur leur territoire.
Want to protect the Salish Sea from Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion?!
Join us on Sept. 14 to discuss our next steps.
The TMX runs through the unceded, occupied territory of the səlil̓wətaʔɬ, Skwxwú7mesh, C’eletkwmx, Secwe̓pemc and many more First Nations who are vehemently opposed to it. We, the Sea Wolves, stand behind them in solidarity.
***This event is not open to the media. Media, please contact email@example.com
2nd floor - no elevator, stairs only. There is a single door entry that leads to about 12 steps with a handrail.
This info session is for you, if you:
- are interested in non-violent direct action on the water!
- have paddling experience!
- don't have paddling experience but want to learn!
- have street medic and/or first aid experience!
- want to help with land support!
- are a photographer, videographer, etc. and want to join the pack as media!
- own larger watercraft that can provide support on the water (RHIB, sailboat, etc.).
- have something else to add that you think is helpful!
We acknowledge that we are on unceded Coast Salish territory, specifically the territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh). We respect these Nations' sovereignty over this land.
The Slave River Coalition, the Keepers of the Water, and Smith’s Landing First Nation (as host community) are currently working collaboratively to plan and host a Water Gathering from August 2-4, 2017 in the community of Fort Smith, NWT. The purpose of this gathering is to bring people together in celebration of the watershed (gathering people from across the Mackenzie River Basin), understand threats and opportunities to the water, and provide low-barrier solutions for participants and residents to take action to protect, secure, and restore the watershed.
Watch this page for updates and information.
Water is Life.
Le Cinéma sous les étoiles de Funambules Médias présente :
AWAKE, A Dream From Standing Rock
Mardi, le 25 juillet 2017, 21h00, au Parc Saint-Gabriel
MYRON DEWEY, JOSH FOX, JAMES SPIONE | ÉTATS-UNIS | 2017 | V.O. ANGLAISE | S.-T. | FRANÇAIS | 84 MIN
Fiche complète : cinemasouslesetoiles.org/awake-a-dream-from-standing-rock-2/
Bande-annonce : https://vimeo.com/213943209
En 2016, la réserve de Standing Rock dans le Dakota du Nord était l’un des endroits les plus observés au monde. Le film Awake recueille quelques histoires de la résistance autochtone qui s’y est organisée pour empêcher la construction du Dakota Access Pipeline. Menée par des autochtones issu.e.s de différents peuples, ce combat pour sauvegarder le territoire a changé radicalement la manière dont on approche la lutte pour la souveraineté autochtone et la résistance à l’infrastructure et aux compagnies pétrolières.
Viviane Michel, présidente de Femmes autochtones du Québec - Quebec Native Women sera présente pour la discussion après la projection.
THEODORE USHEV | CANADA | 2016 | V.O. FRANÇAISE | 8 MIN
Bande-annonce : https://vimeo.com/151535907
"Vaysha n’est pas une jeune fille comme les autres, elle est née avec un œil vert et l’autre marron. Ses yeux vairons ne sont pas l’unique caractéristique de son regard. Elle ne voit que le passé de l’œil gauche et le futur de l’œil droit. Véritable malédiction, sa vision scindée l’empêche de vivre au présent."
COLLABORATEURS DE LA PROJECTION
Le piège Énergie Est
Éric Pineault, 2016
Kuei, je te salue
Deni Ellis Béchard et Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, 2016
PARTENAIRES DU LIEU DE DIFFUSION
Arrondissement du Sud-Ouest
WHAT: Come join us for this transformational two-day workshop exploring Dr. King's philosophy of nonviolence and the strategies of the Civil Rights Movement. See how the lessons of the past can be applied in the present.
This workshop has helped thousands of people in various social justice movements as well as in prisons, law enforcement, schools and other communities understand the depth of the philosophy of nonviolence and conflict reconciliation.
If you are an organizer working for social change, an activist working to reduce violence in your community, a youth worker/organizer, or just someone who wants to learn how to resolve their personal conflicts better, this workshop is for you!
Details on an option to participate in a powerful action for non-human animals on the Monday will be provided to participants.
COST: dana / by donation (suggested donation $25-$50) to cover the cost of flying in the instructor and the room rental cost.
WHO: Chris Van Breen is a co-founder of the international grassroots animal activist network Direct Action Everywhere. He started organizing in 1995, when he became a leader with a Latinx-focused youth mentoring program. He still works for human rights causes, but after a touching moment with a cow named Bernie, he spends much of his free time fighting for animals. Taking nonviolent direct action has always been important to Chris, whether it is protesting, teaching, cooking for other activists, or doing Open Rescue. Chris leads nonviolence workshops around the country. He works with the East Point Peace Academy and the Kingian Nonviolence Coordinating Committee to further the dream of institutionalizing and internationalizing nonviolence, including offering trainings to all with a focus on the animal rights movement. He is inspired by his family, who fought for farm workers with Cesar Chavez, and by every activist who confronts injustice.
More info on Kingian Non-violence - http://eastpointpeace.org/kingian/
HOW: Registration information will be provided as we lock down logistics such as location and room size.
Hey Everyone--Hopposition Ale, our Anti-Pipeline beer produced in partnership with Junction Craft Brewery is starting to make it's way into pubs! Come to Greater Good to try it out, raise money for First Nations legal challenges to Kinder Morgan Pipeline, and chat with us about the campaign! Doesn't hurt that they have a lovely sunset patio too!
This year will mark our 8th year hosting our Annual Action Camp! This year we will be focusing on creating and facilitating a space for helping frontline people with participating and planning Health and Wellness activities in their lives. We also want to celebrate our many victories.
We are keenly aware that government and industry have colluded to hire mercenaries to ¨WEAPONIZE TRAUMA¨. They use it against Peoples who have already lived lifetimes and generations of trauma and for a variety of reasons have risen up to challenge the history of trauma used against their peoples; their lands; and their waters. We need to find ways to combat the violence perpetrated by those who are only motivated for personal gain. We choose to heal and to support each other on those paths. As a result we are inviting Healers, Health and Wellness Facilitators & Practitioners to help facilitate workshops and activities for these 5 days for the mornings and afternoons.
We are also understanding the need for frontlines to celebrate victories. As a result we are inviting musicians, and entertainers to come to our camp to help us celebrate our victories with musical performances every evening. There are many music festivals happening during that time and we would love to have festival caravans fill our evenings full of music and dance to enjoy ourselves on the unceded, occupied, and protected lands of our Wet´suwet´en Peoples. If you are a band or performer please ensure that you contact the coordinators in advance on dates you are available to join us. The e-mails are firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Please be sure to write in the subject line of your email ¨Action Camp Performer¨
Our locale is #drugfree and #alcoholfree. We depend 100% on volunteers to help us coordinate and pull off these events. If you have time to come and help us prepare in advance please register at the Unistoten Solidarity Brigade page provided below.
The theme this year is business in the front and party in the back so bring your best mullets!!
We charge $75.00 for early registration and $100.00 at the gate. This helps us cover the costs of food and supplies needed for the 5 day event. E-transfers can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line reading ¨Action Camp Registration Fee¨. E-transfers must always be accompanied by a second e-mail with the answer to the security question. DONNOT provide a clue - please just write the answer.
Please go to https://unistotensolidarity.com/ to fully register and also visit our website at https://unistoten.camp/ to view our documentaries and messages about our successful resistance to pipelines on our lands.
So, pack up your bags, book time off of your far too busy lives, bring your friends, bring your children/parents/grandparents, and prepare to be rejuvinated!!
IDLE NO MORE & DEFENDERS OF THE LAND
CALL TO ACTION:
In honour of Arthur Manuel, we call for a National Day of Action in support of Indigenous self-determination over land, territories and resources
JULY 1, 2017
On January 11, 2017, our mentor, colleague, friend and brother, Arthur Manuel passed onto the spirit world at the age of 65.
Arthur Manuel was organizing to defend his Secwepemc peoples’ and all Indigenous Peoples’ Rights up to the day he was admitted into the hospital. In the last article he wrote before his passing he referred to the Canada 150 celebrations by stating: “I do not wish to celebrate Canada stealing our land. That is what Canadians will be celebrating on July 1, the theft of 99.8% of our land, leaving us on reserves that make up only 0.2% of the territories given us by the Creator.”
As part of his campaign against the 150th celebration in Canada, Arthur was also planning to go to Geneva to appear before the UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in August 2017 when Canada is scheduled to report on its treatment of Indigenous Peoples. He was preparing a counter-report to inform the world that the Trudeau government is maintaining the colonial Indian Act and its immoral, illegal land claims policies that deny Aboriginal collective title, treaty rights and our right of self-determination. We will send our own delegation to, in Arthur’s words, “escalate the assertion of our rights from a purely domestic strategy to an international strategy across nations.” (http://redrisingmagazine.ca/what-are-you-going-to-do-about-it/.)
JULY 1 NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION
In the spirit of Arthur Manuel, we want to make July 1 a National Day of Action. This day of action is to celebrate our Indigenous and human rights to self-determination, our lands, territories and resources. It is also to educate Canadians about how their constitutional framework, first established 150 years ago in the British North America Act (1867), illegally confiscated our lands, territories and resources, spawned the post-confederation Indian Act and attempted to write Indigenous jurisdiction— and Indigenous Peoples— out of existence.
This assault has not stopped. If anything, it has accelerated under the current government. Prime Minister Trudeau has been approving pipeline projects and continues to bank on the exploitation of our resources. He does not want to recognize Indigenous land rights. We will be demanding that the Trudeau government respect our internationally recognized right of self-determination, including our absolute right to Free, Prior, Informed Consent to any activities in our territories, as set out in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
This is a grassroots movement that will never accept any behind-the-scenes attempts to weaken our rights, like the closed door meetings of the Cabinet and a Ministerial Working-Group now underway with the three National Aboriginal Organizations (Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Metis National Council), led by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.
Instead of backroom manipulations, we demand:
1) a new open truly Nation-to-Nation recognition process that begins by fully recognizing collective Indigenous rights and Title, and our decision-making power throughout our territories.
2) full implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls for Action, including rejecting the colonial doctrines of discovery and recognizing Indigenous self-determination.
3) full implementation of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on the ground.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
We ask that you, your community, and your organization join us to send a loud and clear message to Canada and the world that we will no longer accept the colonial system of dispossession, dependency and repression that Canada has imposed on us for the past 150 years.
1) Join a national action - find one near you
2) Take Local Action
Host an event, such as a rally, or a public forum. Email us to let us know what you are planning. Use the subject “Indigenous Day of Action Event.” We’ll promote it on our Idle No More events calendar and post your pictures on social media on July 1, 2017.
3) On July 1, 2017, wherever you are in Canada, take to social media
Tag us @IdleNoMore4 & the Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau and any other government official or agency related to your issue (see attached list)
Use hashtags: #UNsettle150 #SupportIndigenousSelfDetermination#Resist150 #UNDRIPInCanada #FPICInCanada.
Change your Facebook banner to promote this campaign and your activism (see attached banner)—keep it up as long as you like!
Wear Indigenous Rights red & post a picture of yourself taking action to the Idle No More Facebook page.
NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION (JULY 1, 2017) ENDORSED BY:
Family of Arthur Manuel
Defenders of the Land Network
Idle No More Network
Indigenous Network on Economies and Trade
The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous Climate Action
No More Silence
No One Is Illegal - Toronto
No One Is Illegal - Vancouver Coast Salish territories
Rising Tide North America
Immigration Legal Committee - Law Union of Ontario
Algonquins of Barriere Lake First Nation
Wolastoq Grand Council
Dr Lynn Gehl
Barriere Lake Solidarity
Mining Injustice Solidarity Network
Red Nation (Albuquerque)Eagle and Condor Community Center
Decolonize this Place
NYC Stands with Standing Rock Collective
The Latinx, Afro-Latin-America Abya Yala Education Network (LAEN)
The Great Lakes Commons
Fossil Free Guelph
Native Land 150
Critical Race Relations Consulting
Aamjiwnaang and Sarnia Against Pipelines (ASAP)
Mikmaq Warrior Society, Mi'kmaQ territory
Indigenous Women's Association of the Maliseet and Mikmaq Territories Inc.
Justice for Migrant Workers (J4MW)
The Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu and Mining Injustice (WCCC)
The Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network
Silence No More
The LEAP Organizing Team
Jean Arnold – The Analog Forestry Network
The Punch Up Collective
Have your group join us by endorsing the Day of Action!
Location: E5 2004
Enbridge’s Line 9 is a pipeline currently being challenged in the Supreme Court of Canada by Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN).
#Enbridge has made 3 changes to #Line9, which runs from #Sarnia to #Montreal:
1. Switched the contents from conventional oil to tar sands crude (aka diluted bitumen), which it was not designed to carry, as well as highly flammable bakken crude
2. Reversed the flow of the pipeline
3. Increased the capacity of the pipeline from 250,000 barrels per day (BPD) to 300,000 BPD
None of the 18 First Nations whose reserves are impacted by this pipeline were consulted on the changes to Line 9. This is in violation of Section 35 of the Canadian Constitution. COTTFN has undertaken a Supreme Court Constitutional Challenge based on this lack of consultation.
Line 9 has exhausted its intended lifespan of 40 years, has had 35 reported significant spills in its history, and is known to be structurally unsound- Enbridge refused to do an industry standard hydrotest of the entire pipeline for fear that water would hurt the pipeline. Tar sands crude is heavier and thicker than peanut butter, heavily corrosive and toxic. Tar sands crude also sinks when it hits water, instead of floating like conventional oil, making clean-up impossible.
Enbridge knows that clean-up is impossible. They switched the twin pipe to Line 9, Line 6B, from conventional oil, which it was designed to carry, to tar sands crude, as has now been done with Line 9. In 2010, #Line6Bruptured 3,000,000 Litres into the #Kalamazoo River, the largest inland spill in North American history. Enbridge was found to have prior knowledge of multiple cracks along the pipe. Enbridge spent $1B+ on “clean-up”; in reality the company was not able to remove the tar from the bottom of the riverbed and covered it with sand.
Come learn about the history of the fight against Line 9, what remains to be done, and about the historic Supreme Court challenge by Chippewas of the Thames First Nation!
Moderator: Rachel Thevenard
A person of European descent living on stolen land, currently residing on the territory of the Anishanaabe, Haudenosaunee and Neutral peoples. In 2015 I ran 837 km along the length of Line 9 in protest of the lack of consultation with First Nations and to raise money for Chippewas of the Thames First Nation’s legal challenge. Since then, I have continued raising awareness and fundraising for the legal challenge through Chippewas Solidarity, an allied fundraising group to COTTFN.
NO KINDER MORGAN PIPELINE! STOP SITE C DAM! CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW!
SATURDAY, JUNE 17
Georgia and Burrard
Despite the growing opposition of millions in BC and across Canada, Kinder Morgan, BC Hydro, current BC Premier Christy Clark and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are all still trying to ram unpopular mega projects which destroy the environment down our throats.
Kinder Morgan's mediocre stock price, Christy Clark's current Site C maneuverings and the result of the recent BC election are all indications that these projects, and the politicians and corporations who support them, are becoming increasingly unpopular. Kinder Morgan is racing to get its dirty oil sands pipeline built, while BC Hydro is trying to do the same with the wasteful and unnecessary Site C Dam.
Now is more important than ever to stand up for the people and the planet!
We need to send a strong message that we will continue to be active in building a movement to deafeat these projects, protect our communities and build the better world we all know is possible.
Please join us to continue this important work! Bring your friends, family, signs, voices and your determination.
>>> What is an IntersAction?
It's an action where we flood an intersection on all sides with people crossing (on the light) with signs and banners without stopping the flow of traffic. This way we can be seen by and engage with the most people.
This event takes place on the traditional, unceded, occupied territories of the səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.
Organized by Climate Convergence Metro Vancouver
MORE INFO ON KINDER MORGAN PIPELINE:
The 6.8 billion dollar pipeline would “twin” an already existing pipeline to move heavy tar sands oil from Edmonton to Burnaby for export. This would triple the amount of oil being moved on the route to 890,000 barrels a day, while crossing approximately 900 watercourses between Edmonton and Burnaby. The pipeline would increase oil tanker traffic in the Burrard Inlet from 60 to more than 400 a year. It is opposed by the vast majority of indigenous nations whose traditional territories it would cross and millions more accross BC and Canada.
http://www.coastprotectors.ca/ https://twnsacredtrust.ca/ http://www.forthecoast.ca/
MORE INFO ON SITE C DAM:
Site C violates First Nations Treaty Rights, will flood more than 9550 hectares of land, including enough farmland to feed 1 million people, puts the beautiful Peace Valley at risk, requires evicting farmers and landowners who have lived in the area for generations, will cost British Columbians at least $8.8 billion, will lead to our Hydro rates going up, and isn't needed!
http://realsitechearings.org/ http://www.stopsitec.org/ http://raventrust.com/join-the-circle-no-site-c/
Friday we are having a social gatherine at Big Tide Brewing Company, 47 Princess Street in downtown Saint John. This is Saint John's only brew pub and restaurant. Meet up at 7pm-10pm
Saturday from 1pm-4pm is MARCH on Saturday, June 17th in Red Head (Saint John), 1:00pm-4:00pm. Starting at 1:00pm, the 2nd 'March to the End of the Line' starts at intersection of Red Head Road and Hewitt Road, the parade takes ~ 30 minutes, and arrives at Anthony's Cove Road for a lobster boil and hot dog picnic on the shore of the Bay of Fundy. This family event ends at 4:00pm. Organized by Red Head Anthony's Cove Preservation Association. Maritime beach party-we will encourage lobster, fisherman or whale themed get ups. Family friendly fun!
Event hosted by Red Head Anthony's Cove Preservation Association
Wellington Water Watchers & Riverfest Elora present Waterstock!
Waterstock will feature celebrity chefs, musicians, speakers, artists, local wineries and breweries joining together as a community to ask Premier Kathleen Wynne to Say No to Nestlé and say no to packaged water!
Wellington County is currently on the front line of the movement to Say No to Nestlé and we need your help!
Join us on June 11 and help stop Nestle’s insatiable demand for more and more water around the planet.
Waterstock will be an empowering celebration and a watershed moment in the movement to protect Ontario’s water and keep it public!
Stay tuned to this event page for lineup and information announcements!
June 11, 2017 at 12pm - 5pm
Come eat pancakes, learn from each other, and help the Kwantlen Nation raise funds for its land and water defense.
This is a public event focused on creating community around our fight against Kinder Morgan - while eating pancakes we'll get to know each other and talk strategy.
Pancakes are by donation, and the event is family friendly!
We are holding the WATER IS LIFE music benefit, with proceeds going to Grandmother Josephine's last Water Walk this spring and summer AND to the Onaman Collective's Culture Camp Forever, that will begin to be built in May.
"Special appearances" include the following acts that have expressed interest in taking part (and that's just so far):
Digging Roots, Tara Williamson, Marie Gaudet, Veronica Johnny, Ansley Simpson, Cris Derkson, Jenny Blackbird, Marc Meriläinen, Arthur Renwick, Andy Mason, Isaac Murdoch, Gillian Austin, Rosary Spence, Cliff Cardinal and The Skylarks, & The Ollivanders....plus The Water Is Life band (a rockabilly/punk/roots fusion ?!?!? group including some grumpy old bear on guitar lol)....and maybe more yet....
There will be a silent art auction also....artists such as Christi Belcourt are generously donating work.
Price of tickets will be $15 each....tickets will be available online....and any left will be available at the door, the night of the benefit.
SAVE THE DATE!
Free tickets - available April 1st
Water is Life. A catch phrase for some, a call to action for others, and for many in the world, Water is simply the foundation of a world view based on regeneration.
During this 20th anniversary for Navdanya Institute, founder Dr.
Vandana Shiva will share insights into movements around the globe
defending the right to Water, joined by fellow Water defenders Maude Barlow and Chief Leslee White-Eye. Introduction by colleague Dr. Shiv Chopra.
Location at UWaterloo to be announced. Sponsorship inquiries welcome.
La série « Soirées pétrole » s'inscrit dans la campagne de levée de fonds du groupe « Anticosti : enjeux et débats ». Venez-nous encourager ! Il y aura au menu :
19 h : un buffet « noir et blanc »
20 h : une projection du film « Pipelines, pouvoir et démocratie » d'Olivier D. Asselin
21 h 30 : une discussion animée et orientée par Mikael Rioux, activiste, coordonnateur des groupes locaux chez Greenpeace et protagoniste du film.
ACHAT DE BILLET
En ligne : https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/projection-discussion-pipelines-pouvoir-et-democratie-tickets-34529450516?utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button
En personne : Voir une participante ou un participant à l'école d'été
À la porte : Argent comptant seulement
L'école d'été « Anticosti : enjeux et débats » organisent une projection-discussion orientée vers l'enjeu de l'exploitation des hydrocarbures au Québec.
Alors que les lobbys environnementaux dénoncent les projets d'exploration, d'exploitation et de transport des hydrocarbures, les leaders politiques justifient leur position en faveur par des retombées économiques sans précédents. Qui a raison, qui a tord ? Qu'en est-il réellement ? Est-ce que la vérité est aussi noire ou blanche ?
Cette activité est organisée dans le cadre d'une école d'été qui vise à plonger 12 d'étudiantes et d'étudiants au cœur d’un enjeu complexe de grande actualité, soit l'exploitation des hydrocarbures sur Anticosti. Tous les fonds amassés serviront à financer 10 jours d'activités terrain où décideurs publics pertinents seront rencontrés. Un colloque scientifique aura finalement lieu à Port Menier le 6 juin.
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