Idle No More and Defenders of the Land groups and supporters across the country are beginning to organize a wave of local Teach-ins starting today, January 28th and beyond, around the proposed First Nation Education Act (FNEA) and the broader Indigenous Termination Plan that it represents.
We recognize that every Nation and community has their own unique stories, struggles, and practices and we hope that every teach-in is rooted in the on-the-ground realities that are at the heart of the Idle No More movement.
As part of this wave of Teach-Ins, Idle No More and Defenders of the Land are encouraging people across the country to wear the “Got Land? Thank an Indian” shirt to their schools, workplaces, or neighbourhoods to spark conversations about Canada's true record on Indigenous rights. Take action and learn more about the Got Land? Campaign
Here is a list of Teach-Ins that will be taking place on January 28th to launch an ongoing wave on winter Teach-Ins. If you don’t see your Teach-In add it to the website!
Saddle Lake - Onihcikiskwapowinihk Treaty Teach In - Go to the Teach-In event page!
Manitoulin Island - Ktei Joins Idle No More’s National Teach In Day On Jan 28 Focusing On The First Nation Education Act - Go to the Teach-In Event Page
Oka, Quebec- 4 Korners - #J28 Teach-In - Go to the Teach-In Event Page
Montreal, Quebec - #J28 Atelier sur la Loi sur l'éducation des Premières Nations - J#28 First Nations Education Act teach-in - Go to the Teach-In Event Page
Winnipeg, Manitoba - The Gift of Treaties (#J28TeachIn) - Go to the Teach-In Event Page
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - J28 Idle No More Saskatoon - Go to the Teach-In Event Page
Edmonton, Alberta - Teach-in on Treaty Rights, Indigenous Education, and The First Nations Education Act - Go to the Teach-In Event Page
Other Idle No More Updates
The INM Crowdfunding campaign has surpassed its goal!
We are sending out much appreciation to all those who gave. If you have been thinking of giving and haven’t yet or know others who are interested in giving, the campaign runs until January 31 and new perks have been added – including gifts from Empire of Dirt. Check out the campaign here and spread the word!
Idle No More Organizers Show Support for Honour the Treaties Tour
Idle No More organizers and supporters led round dances outside several of the Honour the Treaties concerts and helped to gather signatures and donations in support of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation’s (ACFN) legal challenge against the Federal Government and Shell Canada.
The ACFN are actively engaged in a multi-prong legal strategy to challenge public policy, individual tar sands projects and inadequate environmental protection in Alberta's Athabasca tar sands region. “We will hold the line and challenge all proposals, projects and approvals that impacts the lands, territory and rights that are necessary for our cultural and Treaty rights,” stated Chief Adam. He further went on to say to an Energy and Oil Conference in Fort McMurray on January 24, 2014, "this is notice that I have friends who will match dollar for dollar" in order for him to ensure they Honour The Treaties, as emphasized in the Neil Young Concert Tour this past week across Canada.
Thanks to all those who donated or took action to support the ACFN and the Honour the Treaties Tour!