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In Solidarity with the Healing Walk: Women's voices on the oilsands

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Indigenous Women: Never Idle

By Harsha Walia in the Feminist Wire Photo by Trudy Ferguson Every morning this week I have woken up to my email inbox and social media feed filled with inspiring stories and images of resistance as part of the Idle No More and Defenders of the Land call for Sovereignty... Read more
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Ta'Kaiya Blaney inspires with a powerful voice at Earth day Vancouver

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Bring Us Back

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Lynn Gehl's Black Face Blog

Dr. Lynn Gehl, Ph.D.  My Black Face blogs draw on my experiences as a non-status Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe as well as my education: a doctorate in Indigenous Studies, a master of arts in Canadian and Native Studies, an undergraduate degree in Anthropology, and a college diploma in Chemical Technology. I address issues such as the continued sex-discrimination in the Indian Act, the limitations of the land claims and self-government process, and issues of Indigenous nationalism such as Indigenous citizenship. I ask Canadians, settlers, and allies to be principled in their process where I ask for genuine solidarity that encompasses equity practices. My approach is always Indigenist in that it places Indigenous knowledge at the core.  http://www.lynngehl.com/black-face-blogging.html

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Idle No More launches new website and communications platform to amplify the impact of the movement

At the heart of this new website is a contact database of over 100,000 people who are active in the movement. Read more
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Tar Sands Healing Walk 2013

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Idle No More launches new website and communications platform to amplify the impact of the movement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: This Friday, June 28th, Idle No More will launch a new website and communications platform that will engage hundreds of thousands of people via the web, social media, email, and text. Timed to coincide with the beginning of Sovereignty Summer (#SovSummer), Idle No More and Defenders of... Read more
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Sovereignty Summer Overview

Officially launched on June 21 by Idle No More and Defenders of the Land, a network of Indigenous communities in land struggle, Sovereignty Summer is a campaign of coordinated non-violent direct actions to promote Indigenous rights and environmental protection in alliance with non-Indigenous supporters. Sovereignty Summer actions aim to bring... Read more
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First Nations group calls for B.C. to reject Northern Gateway pipeline work permits

By Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun A B.C. First Nations group says it will not support Premier Christy Clark’s liquefied natural gas strategy unless the province withholds drilling permits for the proposed $6.5-billion Northern Gateway oil pipeline. Enbridge has applied for provincial permits in 32 locations in northern B.C. along the... Read more
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Anishinaabe Rapper Tall Paul & Warrior Chief John Levi from the Elsipogtog FN resistance against SWN Resources Canada fracking

From Indigenous Waves

Anishinaabe rapper Tall Paul is originally from Leech Lake, Minnesota, however he grew up in the city of Minneapolis which meant not having connection to his identity as an Anishinaabe person. Tall Paul joined Indigenous Waves this week to talk about the themes in his music including growing up in the city, being removed from language, culture and tradition and reconnecting to his identity through education and music. His track “Prayers in a Song” is the result of reconnecting to Anishinaabemowin through school, and Tall Paul shares the story of how that came to be.

The Elsipogtog First Nation (Mi’kmaq) in New Brunswick have been protesting shale gas exploration and drilling from SWN Resources Canada through direct non-violent action. Last week the RCMP moved in and, according to eye witnesses, aggressively made 29 arrests during a peaceful protest. The aggressive arrests resulted in several injuries of Indigenous women including nerve damage and a busted lip from a punch to the face.

Warrior Chief John Levi (Mi’kmaq) joined Indigenous Waves to discuss the grassroots, non-violent actions being taken due to dangers of fracking, shale gas exploration and seismic testing in his community, including the devastation to water and land.

http://indigenouswaves.com/2013/06/25/anishinaabe-rapper-tall-paul-warrior-chief-jon-levi-from-the-elsipogtog-fn-resistance-against-swn-resources-canada-fracking/

 

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TEDxSFU Ta'Kaiya Blaney

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