Toronto Flash Mob Round Dance
A Few Different Viewpoints of the Toronto, ON, Canada
December 21, 2012
Please PRAY FOR CHIEF THERESA SPENCE, she needs all the prayers more than ever.
YOU Need to speak for Chief Theresa Spence! She has gone without food, she is too weak to speak for herself, so YOU must do it. Speak...Loudly...Now is not the time to be polite...Speak...Loudly...use your voice together...so that the world can hear you...go to the places where we are not allowed to go...Speak for her.....Amazing. They shut down the intersection! Chief Theresa Spence is on a hunger strike, she will not end it until she is dead, or until she can meet face to face with Stephen Harper to discuss the pain her people are feeling...
December 13, 2012
For Immediate Release
London, ON — The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) commends the widespread, peaceful activities of grassroots Indigenous people participating in the Idle No More movement.
Beginning on December 10th this cross-Canada demonstration of Indigenous solidarity asserts the sovereignty and nationhood of Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island. The momentum continues today at a demonstration in Windsor, Ontario.
While the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island are diverse in our cultures and histories we are united in our intolerance for the Canadian government’s violation of our original relationship of sharing, respect, and co-existence.
The numerous federal Bills, including the C-45 omnibus bill, now tabled in the Canadian Parliament is an unprecedented legislative attack on the self-determination of Indigenous peoples and the health of our lands and waters. Citizens of our nations, in being Idle No More, are sending the message loud and clear: This must stop.
AIAI also supports Idle No More in its message of alliances with non-Indigenous supporters. We all deserve freedom in a healthy environment supported by sustainable resource development.
“To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others” ~ Nelson Mandela. The AIAI community stands shoulder-to-shoulder with all who find truth in these words.
The AIAI is mandated as a political territorial organization to defend and enhance the Indigenous and Treaty rights of its eight member First Nations. Visit us online at www.aiai.on.ca, https://twitter.com/aiai_comms.