We will be celebrating Native American Heritage Month this November with an Idle No More* rally to stand in solidarity with the Elsipogtog in New Brunswick, to remember our ancestors that have left us, to stand in solidarity for our people and all peoples who strive to protect mother earth.
MC: Orena Monahan
Pennie Opal Plant from Gathering Tribes
Paul Flores IV
Manny Lieras Producer of Injunuity & Powwow Singer
Drum Group: Young Wolf from Sacramento, CA
If you would like to help out with the event, please contact us at UrbanNativeEra@gmail.com or message us via facebook ! Thank you !
IDLE NO MORE: Being Idle, No More
*Idle No More is a grassroots movement that initiated from the First Nations People of Canada in December of 2012. The Canadian Government, spearheaded by Stephen Harper, introduced a number of omnibus bills, a majority of which have already been passed, that desecrate first nation people’s land and all living creatures in general. Although indigenous people have, for hundreds of years, recognized the discrimination and outward attempt to destroy indigenous populations, the start of this movement sparked a fire among younger generations that inspired everyone around the world to rise up and speak out against blatant attacks on humanity from protests against Monsanto and against the tar sands and many more. This movement has gone global from Australia, Hawaii, India, Russia and more! Idle No More has collaborated with groups working towards the same goal such as Anonymous, Occupy, and AIM, to name a few.
Idle No More has taken initiative to instill hope and to bring the people together by its many participants through drumming, singing, dancing and sharing love! We bring awareness and wisdom to fight as ONE against spiritual warfare and corruptness of government lies.
The founders of Idle No More ,Jessica Gordon, Sylvia McAdam, Sheelah McLean, Nina Wilson, Erica Lee, outlined the vision and goals of the movement in a January 10, 2013 press release as follows:
The Vision [...] revolves around Indigenous Ways of Knowing rooted in Indigenous Sovereignty to protect water, air, land and all creation for future generations.
The Conservative government bills beginning with Bill C-45 threaten Treaties and this Indigenous Vision of Sovereignty. The movement promotes environmental protection and indigenous sovereignty. It plans to accomplish these goals by: (A) Implementing leadership structure and councils (Such as the Council of Women) (B) Taking training in coordinating rallies, media, messaging and safety issues as well as in identifying provocateurs, misinformation shills, and propaganda. (C) Placing key spokespeople and connecting with experienced experts in different areas; i.e. treaty research, indigenous rights and governance, environmental activism, writers, international spokesperson, national etc. (D) Creating chapters across Turtle Island under the umbrella of the main INM. (E) Requesting regular meetings with First Nations leadership to have ongoing discussions regarding third party agreements between the Government of Canada and industry corporations
To date the movement has been particularly focused on:
(A) The education and the revitalization of indigenous peoples through awareness and empowerment. (B) Encouraging knowledge sharing about indigenous sovereignty and environmental protections.
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