Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:00 PM
***PLEASE READ FULLY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS PEACEFUL EVENT IS ABOUT - ALSO PLEASE RESPECT THE COMMENTS AND PEOPLES OF THIS PAGE***
For thousands of years, Indian men have protected their communities, women, children lands, and territories - “Warrior” is an English word that has come to describe them. However, their traditional roles involved more than fighting enemies. They cared for people and helped in many ways, in any time of difficulty. They would do anything to help their people survive, including laying down their own lives. Warriors were regarded with the utmost respect in their communities. Boys trained from an early age to develop the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical strength they would need to become warriors.
Many tribes had special warrior societies – or groups, and each warrior had their own ceremonies, songs, dances, and regalia that they wore. Usually, a warrior had to prove himself before being asked to join a warrior society. It was a great honor to be chosen in this way.
In more recent times our Nation has been asking where have all our Warriors gone????
This page is dedicated to answering that very question!!! Despite what our Nation has been led to believe our Warrior brothers have been with us all along. In short, the Euro-Canadian Justice system labeled our Warrior societies “Gangs” and labeled our Warriors brothers “Gang Members” they turned something that was once traditional and essential for our people into something that is wrong!!!
The same system weaken our Warrior brother’s spirits by supplying our brothers with chemicals (drugs, alcohol) to blind and defeat them. The system also achieved its goal by distorting our Warrior brothers beliefs and values. The system used “money” to divide our solidarity and to keep the wars fighting among each other. Nation-wide our Warrior brothers are awaking to these understandings and are STANDING UP AND SAYING NO MORE!!!
Our Warriors were the backbone of our Nation and helped to keep our nation peaceful and sovereign - over time Indian men were stripped of their connections and peaceful obligations to their communities, women, children, lands, and territories. Any resistance to European beliefs from our Warriors brothers always lead to “institutionalized” punishment!!! The system worked to IDLE the inherent behaviors of the Warriors!!!
***THIS IS A CALL TO ALL OF OUR WARRIOR BROTHERS TO UNITE – TO PUT THEIR DIFFERENCES ASIDE AND GO BACK TO THEIR TRADITIONAL ROOTS!!! USE ANY AND ALL MEANS TO EDUCATE YOURSELF ABOUT THE ISSUES AT HAND!!! TAKE BACK THE SPIRIT THAT THE SYSTEM HAS TRIED TO TAKE FROM YOU - DO NOT ALLOW THE PAST DIVISIONS TO HOLD BACK FROM PARTICIPATING AND EXPRESSING YOUR VOICE OR ENGAGING IN ACTIVITIES***
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Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 03:00 PM
Come to experience the power of Indigenous people's words as MC Kaylyn Bull introduces graduate students Tenille Campbell, Mika Lafond, and Andrea Ledding, published authors all, who will read from their work. Drama student and author Darwin Gardypie will perform his monologue, Idle No More, about Indigenous and non-Indigenous passion for and indifference to the environment, and Shawn Hamm and Chelsea Horan, undergraduate students in Professor Nancy Van Styvendale's course Indigenous Storytelling on the Prairies, will orally and visually spotlight literature by Indigenous authors. Featured professional actress and university drama professor Carol Greyeyes and Dancing Sky Theatre Artistic Director Angus Ferguson will close out the event with a sneak preview of the play Operation Big Rock, the story of efforts to save the large Buffalo Child stone sacred to many Indigenous people that was blown up during the building of the Gardiner Dam.
Sunday, April 06, 2014 at 07:30 PM
· $10.00 CAD
Dr. Gina WaldmanFounder of JIMENA (Jews Indigenous to the Middle East andNorth Africa), San FransiscoGina Waldman will speak from personal experience of discriminationand persecution and her battle to win recognition of the nearly onemillion Jews who were forced to flee their homes in Arab lands from1948–1970. She vividly recalls that as a young child she faced adversitywhen going to school in an Arab country. She has lived in the US forthe past 35 years where she has dedicated herself to the cause offreedom and the defense of human rights.Presented by the Jewish Diversityand Israel Connections CommitteesCANADIANFRIENDS OFKULANUProgram co-Sponsor
Born Regina Malaka Bublil in Tripoli to a familythat had lived in Libya for centuries, she waspersecuted, nearly murdered and brutallyexpelled from her homeland in 1967, becauseshe is Jewish. Waldman co-founded JIMENA in2002 to bear witness to the suffering of Jewishrefugees from Arab lands.
Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 12:00 PM
We are using this day to do a teach in and offer a chance to bridge the racism and negative feelings to the Aboriginal community. We are also setting up an Idle No More booth that needs to have some volunteers to rotate to answer questions about the current issues. There are Elders going to be wondering around and sharing their stories as well. This is being done in Dufferin County because Oshweken land went through here. I am still looking for any crafters and artisans who would like to sell their products.
This is a free event all is welcome
Friday, August 29, 2014 at 08:00 AM
United Native Americans Demand Reparations and Accountability from the Hearst Corporation for CONTINUING VIOLATIONS OF THE FORT LARAMIE TREATIES OF 1851 & 1868 RALLY to DEMAND JUSTICE for the illegal theft of the Black Hills at the Homestake Gold Mine @ Homestake Gold Mine, 160 West Main Street, Lead, S.D. 57754 August 29th 2014 Digital Story Telling — 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. — Press Conference — 9:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. —
SPONSORED BY UNITED NATIVE AMERICANS (U.N.A.) United Native Americans invites members of the press and community to join us, to both attend and participate in our upcoming rally to demand Justice for the the Lakota Nation. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, U.N.A. is demanding the Hearst Corporation contribute to the struggling Lakota Sioux Nation whom they have stolen land and precious Natural resources from. Professor Lehman Brightman states that the Hearst Corporation “has never tried to make amends with the Lakota Sioux Nation.” The heir to the Hearst fortune, William Randoph Hearst III, has “not given one red cent to the Sioux Indians. They could easily afford to set up a scholarship program or improve dilapidated housing on Sioux Territory.” Nearly 97% of the Sioux Nation's population lives below Federal poverty levels. The United States Government and the Hearst Corporation can be prosecuted for violations of International Law. Art. VI of The United States Constitution states, “All treaties made, or which shall be made ... shall be the Supreme Law of the Land." U.N.A. believes it is time that punitive damages be paid to the Lakota Sioux Nation for direct violation of the Fort Laramie Treaties of 1851 & 1868. Reparations need to happen to heal the wounds that capitalism has inflicted upon the people the mainstream media indicates are the least important: indigenous communities, people of color, children, people in poverty, disabled people, elders, and mothers. Daily newspapers are the media through which we consume ideas about what to do and who to be, and tell stories to make us understand where we come from. These newspapers, like the Hearst-owned SF Examiner, tell us stories about what sort of ideal human we should all strive to be. The problem is, most media in wide circulation has been taken over by corporate interests, and ignores atrocities against folks who need their land back, like the Lakota people of the Black Hills, because indigenous people, we are told, are not the ideal humans we all want to be. "Very few people know about these facts," says Quanah Brightman, a Lakota/Sioux leader of the UNA . Manipulation of the media is a strategy that individualizes, like the Hearsts have used throughout history, and now indigenous people are turning the tables with their own people-led media at the Hearst Castle this weekend! Please join U.N.A for our educational and peaceful protest to Demand Justice for the Lakota Sioux Nation at the Homestake Gold Mine , 160 West Main Street, Lead, S.D. 57754 For more information find us on Facebook.com @ United Native Americans,Inc. Quanah Brightman-Executive Director of U.N.A. (510)672-7187 email@example.com
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 12:00 PM
This is a virtual event to support our First Nations brothers & sisters in Canada through solidarity.i am montana..and theres gary...we are the hosts and we invite all native...non natives to join our page. you can add photos...jokes but mostly stuff about idle no more...rallies..events...too keep our tribes aware of upcoming desasters...like bill c45...and harper. join...and enjoy! What To Do: 1. Join the event... 2. Invite your friends... 3. Post on your status "Idle No More...Pass it on... "'Idle No More' is a direct response by Canada's First Nations to the Canadian government's recent changes of legislation to the Indian Act with the passage of Bill C-45. 'Idle No More' began with four women: Nina Wilson, Sheelah Mclean, Sylvia McAdam and Jessica Gordon. These women share a vision of uniting people to ensure the protection of Mother Earth, her lands, waters and people. To learn more about 'Idle No More' checkout http://www.IdleNoMore.com or follow #idlenomore on twitter.