Over the last few weeks you and thousands of other Idle No More supporters signed-up with your email address to receive updates and info about Idle No More actions and events. We continue to be amazed and humbled by our Peoples awakening and want to thank you for taking action. We recognize and honor you for being among the many who are just getting involved or are among the many who have been taking political action for years.
Now it’s time for all of us to take action with Idle No More’s #SovSummer Campaign’s six core objectives and to support other upcoming actions such as #HonourTheApology, the Ininiw Aski Paddlers, the Unity Ride, and Water is Sacred events.
Fill in the Get Involved form now and tell us how you want to take action with Idle No More. We will use this information to contact you about specific ways that the movement needs your support. We are creating lists of people who can donate supplies to hotspot areas, people who can organize events, people who can do art or music for the movement, and more.
TAKE ACTION WITH THESE EVENTS:
#HonourTheApology at noon today (Thursday, July 25) at venues across the country, Canadians, newcomers, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples from all walks of life and religious denominations will call on the federal government to honour its 2008 apology to the survivors of Residential Schools by immediately releasing all relevant documents to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Read the Press Release - Find Events - View the Blog
Photo Credit- Library and Archives Canada/Canadian Press
Welcome the Ininiw Aski Paddlers as they arrive on July 26 at the Forks in Winnipeg after an 890 mile journey to protect Mother earth and her waterways. Learn more and join the event! Another powerful journey is underway - the Unity Ride - this epic journey of the horseman will cover 4000 miles and will arrive in Troy New York on July 27th. Learn more and join the event!
Defend our sacred waters and remember the Kalamazoo Spill on July 27. Many events are being organized across Turtle Island in defense of water and in memory of the Enbridge Kalamazoo River pipeline spill. Find Events
LEARN MORE ABOUT FRONTLINE STRUGGLES
As part of the goliath battle against the Tar Sands in Alberta being waged by Cree, Dene and Metis, just weeks after the historical 4th annual healing walk that drew almost a thousand walkers to Fort McMurray, there has been a call put out to escalate using non violent direct action in the most controversial development on earth. For more information please visit: ACFN Tar Sands blog - Keepers of the Athabasca website - Tar Sands Solutions
The campaign against Enbridge’s Line 9 reversal project has formed a hot zone across southern Ontario, Quebec, and down into Portland, Maine. #SovSummer kicked off with a 6 day occupation of the Westover Enbridge Terminal and a National Day of Action that included 12 cities across Canada who took part in solidarity with the Occupation against Line 9. Learn more about recent events - View the blog
On the 23rd anniversary of what has become known as the 1990 Oka Crisis, a hundred people gathered at Oka Park, on traditional territory of the Kanien'kehà:ka (Mohawk) people of Kanehsatà:ke, to mark what organizers called the start of a new battle against unauthorized development on Mohawk land. View a recent article on the action from the Media Co-op.
The battle continues between First Nations and the Uranium Mining sector and the long term Nuclear waste repository proposal in Northern Saskachewan Cree and Dene Territory. Join the Summer Tour - View the Facebook Page.
Barriere Lake Algonquin First Nations fight to protect their lands from the Province of Quebec, the Forestry and Mining sector. View the blog.
The fight to stop the Pacific Trails Natural Gas, Kinder Morgan-Transmountain and the Northern Gateway Pipeline continues in British Colombia. Learn about the recent action camp - Stand with the Yinka Dene Alliance - Read a recent press release.
JOIN #SOVSUMMER IN THE STREETS AND OUT ON THE LAND!
#SovSummer is a time for all of us to hit the streets and gather on the land and to be creative about how we evoke the rich history of Non-Violent Civil Disobedience during our collective effort to disrupt and stop the colonial powers from conducting business as usual in Turtle Island until our demands are met.
We encourage people to send photos and short videos of themselves taking direct action with #SovSummer and #IdleNoMore hastags. Pictures and videos can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org We will share these clips and pics on our social media platforms and website!
Photo credit - Kevin Konnyu
Global call-outs for action with Idle No More and #SovSummer will be coming up in the next few weeks – please check Idle No More’s facebook, twitter and website to keep up to date with actions near your territory and expect more updates in your email! Don't forget to encourage your family and friends to sign up for our email list!
See you out in the streets and out on the land!
The Idle No More Communications Team