Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 04:00 AM
The Sacred Water Walk 2015
The Sacred Water Walk 2015 will begin on Tuesday June 23, 2015 at Matane, Quebec and end at Madeline Island in Wisconsin in late August.
The arrival and set up camp is on June 22nd, have pipes smoked and share stories. Then on June 23rd, all will begin walking. Pipes will be smoked, sharing of traditions, traditional stories and nightly drumming, fun for all.This Walk is to raise awareness of the abuse, misuse, and profiting of our precious fresh water.There will be Protocols sent out for Walkers, in order for all to know what to expect. Updates will be available on the Sacred Water Walk 2015 Facebook Event Page Here.The Walk needs your help/donations for places to sleep/lodging, food to eat, and gas for identified Water Walker vehicles.
For more information or to make a donation please contact us at: www.waterwalkersunited.com.
Sacred Water Walk 2015 - Camping Information.
You can also join the Facebook group Water Walkers United here.
Starts at the St Lawrence River - June 23rd, 2015
Matane to Metis Sur Mer
to Sainte Luce, to Saint Simon
to Notre Dame du Portage
to Rivierre Quelle
to St. Croix
to Sorel Tracy
to Clarence Rockland
Arrival at the 1st Stopping Point – July 5, 2015
Arrive at Kingston – July 10, 2015
Kingston to Belleville
to Niagara Falls,
Arrive at 2nd Stopping Point – July 17, 2015
Niagara Falls down to Hwy 3 at Pt. Erie
to Port Colborne, Hwy 3 all the way to Simcoe
to Tillsonburgh, Hwy 3,
to St. Thomas
to Port Glasgow
to Erie Beach, Hwy 10 and on to Hwy 40
to Walpole Island
Arrive at 3rd Stopping Point - July 27, 2015
From there we head up to Port Huron/Sarnia(hwy 40)
to Kettle Point
to Grand Bend
to Hwy 21, all the way to Port Elgin. - August 2, 2015
4th Stopping Point – August 2nd, 2015
This is where we decide, do we go by ferry to Manitoulin Island, 3 or 4 days to Wikwemikong or go all the way around through Collingwood, Hwy 410, Parry Sound, French River, Sudbury, Espanola, then on to Manitoulin. The Walkers will have to meet at Port Elgin to consent to directions.
We head back out to Sault Ste. Marie from Manitoulin via Espanola
to Blind River
to Sault Ste Marie
5th Stopping Point - August 15, 2015
off to Michigan, via Hwy 28, all the way to Marquette,
to Duluth, Minnesota
6th Stopping Point – August 25, 2015
**** Then to Madeline Island - 7th and last stopping point – August 30, 2015 ****
Sunday, July 05, 2015 at 01:00 PM
From Alberta to the coasts, Canada is ready for an economy that creates good jobs for all, protects the air, land and water, and tackles climate change.
A diverse coalition of individuals and groups from across Canada, including labor unions representing Alberta oil workers, First Nations on the frontlines of extraction projects, racialized communities from climate-impacted regions, environmental groups, anti-poverty, worker and faith groups, health workers, scientists, students, migrant justice groups, and others will be marching in unity.
We don’t have to choose between the economy or the environment. By taking climate action, we can create an economy that is more fair and equal and generates hundreds of thousands of good green jobs. It means supporting the labour that takes care of people and the planet — education, healthcare, childcare and the protection of the land, much of it done by women. It means expanding localized agricultural systems to use less fossil fuels and provide affordable, nutritious food for everyone in Canada.
This July, Toronto will host a Pan American Climate Summit and an Economic Summit, where politicians will face a choice: listen to corporate leaders from across the Americas gathering to advance an economic austerity agenda that is increasing inequality and causing a climate crisis felt disproportionally in the global south – or listen to the people.
On the eve of those summits, let’s make sure they hear our demands: a justice-based transition to a new energy economy, in which corporate polluters pay and ordinary people benefit.
The only way to overcome a small, powerful group who have a lot to lose is to build a massive movement of people with everything to gain.
Monday, July 06, 2015 at 01:00 PM
The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place November 30th – December 11th, 2015 to finalize a legally binding international agreement to reduce greenhouse gasses, curb the pace of climate change and define programs to help the most vulnerable States and Peoples, including Indigenous Peoples, to mitigate and adapt to the impacts. This consultation will begin a process to get input into this process from Tribal Nations in North America before COP 21, co-‐sponsored by the Assembly of First Nations and the International Indian Treaty Council, with thanks to the United Nations Development Programme and the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change. For more information, please contact William David at (613)241-‐6789 x202 or email@example.com
Agenda and Presenters:
Climate Change and our Inherent Rights: Dene Nation Chief Bill Erasmus, Global Steering Committee (GSC) member
What is at Stake for our Nations? Haudenosaunee Faith Keeper Oren Lyons
Defending the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at COP 21: Andrea Carmen, Yaqui Nation, Executive Director, International Indian Treaty Council, GSC member
Recent developments at the United Nations: Grand Chief Edward John, member, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Current Status of the UNFCCC Negotiations: Kim Gottschalk, staff attorney, Native American Rights Fund and technical advisor to the GSG
Next Steps and opportunities for input: Roberto Borrero, GSC Focal Point, United Confederation of Taino People and IITC
Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 09:00 AM
As part of the activities of the Onekwén:tara Kanehtsote – Red Post Exhibit which commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the 1990 Occupation of Kanehsatà:ke and Kahnawà:ke [1990 Oka Crisis], there will be a Webinar, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. which will also promote the exhibit set to take place on August 1st - 12th.
During the webinar a discussion surrounding the events of the 78 day Occupation will focus on the impacts of this historical event and how participating artists have been influenced, as well as, how Academics and activists – Defenders of the Land have been impacted in their work
Discussion will also include contextualizing the event through those who were present on July 11th, the first day of the Occupation by Sureté du Québec and the Canadian Army.
Context: The 1990 Occupation of Kanehsatà:ke and Kahnawà:ke or the “Oka crisis” as it is popularly known as, was a 78 day siege of the community of Kanehsatà:ke
Our sister community of Kahnawà:ke blocked the Mercier bridge in support of the community of Kanehsatà:ke to protect us from a second wave of fire from the SQ and the Canadian Army who were on stand-by before the July 11th raid.
It was the community members of Kanehsatà:ke who on March 8, 1990 erected a barricade on a secondary dirt road to prevent the expansion of a 9 hole Oka Golf Club and condominium development that would have seen our family members buried in our cemetery, moved to expand the parking lot of the golf club.
The barricade was a 24 hour vigil to prevent any Municipality of Oka workers from coming in to begin cutting trees.
No Warrior flags were allowed to fly during this time as we wanted to welcome all our fellow Kanien’kehá:ka citizens to be part of the issue of protecting our un-ceded lands.
It was only on July 11th after an SQ SWAT team raid that began at 5:15 a.m. starting a 3 hour negotiations with the authorities that ended up having them open fire against us without provocation.
Over 2000 human rights violations were documented by Quebec Human Rights and the International Human Rights organization, all without any persecution or resolution.
No resolution of the land issue has emerged. Only more dispossessions of our lands with the condominium development moving to the edges of the parish of “OKA”. and our cemetery was purchased for $1 by the federal government from the municipality of Oka and the pines bought $Unknown, for our “use and benefit”!
Monday, July 20, 2015 at 05:00 PM
Good day all friends,
We are hosting a international conference in Manaus city, Brazil on indigenous rights across the America's but also we are inviting tribal leaders from across the American continent to join our struggle in the Indigenous Freedom Movement in Brazil.
At this moment tribal leaders from Suriname/Both French and English Guyana and Bolivia had already acknowledge their participation and joining and unifying themselves with the tribes from our movement in Brazil. Our main aim is forming a Indigenous Republic to free the indigenous people from all over America and re claim the land that was once stolen from us.
Hereby we invite tribes from all over the American continent to join us in our struggle. For more information contact us by email or call to our spokes person.
Wednesday, August 05, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Beadwork: Visions of Peace: (français plus bas)
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/685013501644381/ An exchange of art forms about peace. Share this knowledge with the world Montreal August 5th – 15th 2015 **************************************************************** Among the Iroquois, Wampum Beads were beaded for various purposes such as recording on strings, the condolence ceremony. Wampum belts were also created to record treaty events. Most relevant to our beadwork project is the Circle Wampum, which is the constitution of the Iroquois Confederacy. The fifty strings represent the fifty "chiefs" of the Confederacy. Sha'tethonatte': they are all the same height. This is what the fifty strings represent. The "chiefs" must work together collaborative with each other, and with the clan mothers. The clan mothers work together with the people. Sha'tetionkwatte': We are all the same height. No one is above the other. This is the basis for the Iroquois vision of world peace. It is all recorded in beads, wampum beads. Our symbol, at the top of the tree of Great Peace, is the Eagle that sees afar - the eagle that we say protects the children. We wish to share this point of view with all the people of the world, particularly the Mapuche, the people of the Condor. We wish to learn their understanding of the world, and how they recorded it. Was it with beads, or with some other art form? What is the Mapuche vision of world peace? How was it recorded, and remembered. We wish to exchange art forms about peace, with the Mapuche, and if all agree, share this knowledge with the world, beginning in August, in old Montreal.” -Philip Otiohkwa Deering **************************************************************** CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Beadwork: Visions of Peace is a collaboration between Native-Immigrant, Ashukan Cultural Space and Festival de Présence Autochtones (Land in Sight Festival) Submission Deadline: July 31st at midnight Everyone can participate Visions of Peace: Traditional and non-traditional Beadwork Visions of Peace: drawing, painting, mixed media, photography and textiles. Artwork size: no larger than 6” x 6” Works do not need to be framed and can be sent by regular mail. NATIVE-IMMIGRANT 4710 Ste Ambroise - studio 336, Montreal, Quebec, H4C 2C7, Canada Please include your contact information. Submissions are free of charge. Works will be available for sale with the artist’s consent. Artists will receive 100% of the sales value. **Please know Beadwork will also take place in Chile – December 2015 *************************************************************** Tissage : Visions de la paix : Un échange d’œuvres et de formes artistiques sur la paix. Veuillez partager ces infos parmi vos connaissances. À Montréal, du 5 au 15 août 2015 *************************************************************** Chez les Iroquois, les perles de Wampum étaient perlées à des fins diverses, telles que l'enregistrement des événements historiques sur des chaînes et la cérémonie des condoléances. Les ceintures de Wampum ont également été créées lors des traités. Encore plus pertinent pour notre projet de broderie perlée est le cercle Wampum, qui revêt en lui-même la constitution de la Confédération iroquoise. Les cinquante chaînes représentent les cinquante «chefs» de la Confédération. Sha'tethonatte': ils ont tous la même hauteur. C'est ce que représentent les cinquante cordes. Les « chefs » doivent travailler ensemble en collaboration entre eux et avec les mères de clan. Les mères de clan travaillent avec le peuple. Sha'tetionkwatte': nous sommes tous de la même hauteur. Personne n'est au–dessus de l'autre. Ceci est la base de la vision iroquoise de la paix dans le monde. Il est entièrement enregistré en perles, les perles de Wampum. Notre symbole, en haut de l'arbre de la grande paix, est l'aigle qui voit tout au loin - l'aigle qui nous exige de protéger les enfants. Nous voulions partager ce point de vue avec tous les gens du monde, en particulier les Mapuches, le peuple du Condor, au Chili. Nous voulons apprendre leur compréhension du monde et comment ils l'ont enregistrée. Le font-ils avec des perles, ou avec une autre forme d'art ? Quelle est la vision des Mapuches de la paix mondiale ? Comment était-elle enregistrée et reconnue? Nous souhaitons échanger des formes d'art sur la paix, avec les Mapuches et autant que possible, partager ces connaissances avec le monde, débutant en août 2015, dans le Vieux-Montréal. » - Philip Otiohkwa Deering *************************************************************** APPEL DE DOSSIERS : Tissage : Visions de la paix est une collaboration entre Native Immigrant/Immigrant de souche, L'Espace culturel Ashukan et le Festival de Présence Autochtone (Terre en Vues). Date limite : Le 31 juillet 2015 à minuit. Toutes et tous peuvent participer. Visions de la paix : perlage traditionnel et non traditionnel. Visions de la paix : dessin, peinture, techniques mixtes, photographie et textile. Taille de l'oeuvre : ne doit pas dépasser 6po. x 6po. Les oeuvres n'ont pas besoin d'être encadrées et peuvent être envoyées par poste ordinaire. Veuillez indiquer vos coordonnées. La présentation des oeuvres est sans frais. Les oeuvres seront disponibles à la vente avec le consentement de l'artiste. Les artistes recevront 100 % du chiffre d'affaires. **Veuillez noter que Tissage: Visions de la paix se tiendra également au Chili -- décembre 2015
Sunday, August 09, 2015 at 12:00 PM
A celebration of World Indigenous Day Hosted by (ZoRO) Zo Reunification Organization Aug 9th, 2015
A conference of tribal leaders will be held the following day. Tribal leaders from around the world are invited to attend.
Contact Sachem Charles Laster for farther details
Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 09:00 AM
Lighting the Pipes: 28th Annual International Two Spirit Gathering , Back to Batoche Site, Saskatchewan August 13-16th, 2015
Learn More or Register
More Info and Updates on the Facebook Group
Friday, August 28, 2015 at 05:00 PM
The Black Hills Unity Concert is a three-day, drug, alcohol and admission free event that utilizes the instrument of music to unite Lakota/Nakota/Dakota peoples (the Pte Oyate) in the name of our sacred sites and our Mother Earth. We understand that only with increased dialogue and connection between our many sub groups can we move forward with retrieving our most sacred site, the Black Hills, and with so many other issues.
The Black Hills Unity Concert is also a hub for groups and organizations, local and nation-wide, working to address social, environmental and indigenous issues including but not limited to: sacred sites preservation, youth suicide, substance abuse, environmental contamination, species preservation, cultural reconciliation, care for the elderly, traditional foods revitalization, economic development/poverty alleviation, men's and women's health, cultural revitalization and language preservation. We acknowledge the interdependence of these issues and that to heal one is to heal the other.
Frank Waln, Scatter Their Own, Good Voice Wolf, Jeremy Goodfeather, 7th Generation Rising, Nahko Bear and so many more are currently planned to share at Unity Concert 2015 alongside many speakers and workshop leaders to make this an uplifting, educating, healing, productive and UNIFYING event.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Learn sacred stories, dirupt the killing, confront those profiting from it.