Indigenous Resistance to Mount Polley Mining Disaster

"Industry is an attack on our very existence as Indigenous people. We need to uphold our responsibilities to our lands and territories".Kanahus Manuel

'Indigenous Resistance to the Mount Polley Mining Distaster' will be the third webinar from the #TurnTheTables webinar series organized by Idle No More and Defenders of the Land.

Moderator Kanahus Manuel
Kanahus Manuel is a mother of four and a grassroots community organizer from the Secwepemc Nation. She has been arrested for upholding her inherent responsibilities to protect the land and water. Kanahus is part of the Native Youth Movement, and started the Sacred Fire in her territory in response to the recent Mount Polley tailings spill, which has devastated the freshwater salmon populations in Secwepemc territory.

Secwepemc Elder Jean William
Jean William is a Secwepemc Elder and a Secwepemc language teacher who was born and raised in T'exelc. She is an expert of her Secwepemc culture, and has extensive knowledge of the cultural, spiritual and historical significance of the area impacted by the Mount Polley tailings disaster.

Education and Research Joan Kuyak
Joan Kuyek is a strategist, researcher and educator living in Ottawa. She was the founding National Co-ordinator of MiningWatch Canada from 1999-2009. Joan teaches Mining Law, Policy and Communities at Queen’s University Law School (Law 514), Community Development and Social Change (SW3206) at Carleton University, and Mines and Communities in the CESD program of Algoma University Spring Institute.

WHEN
September 17, 2014 at 8pm - 9:30pm
1,150 RSVPS

Will you come?


Showing 1121 reactions

  • rsvped +3 2014-09-16 22:54:37 -0700
  • rsvped 2014-09-16 22:12:57 -0700
  • rsvped 2014-09-16 21:51:47 -0700
  • rsvped 2014-09-16 21:50:38 -0700
  • rsvped 2014-09-16 21:47:58 -0700
  • rsvped 2014-09-16 21:45:52 -0700
  • rsvped 2014-09-16 21:42:09 -0700
  • rsvped +1 2014-09-16 21:40:51 -0700
  • rsvped +2 2014-09-16 21:34:54 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-09-16 20:31:45 -0700
    1) What should be of greater concern to the general public the fact that there is no substantial clean-up or that industry, in this case Imperial Metals, is allowed through weak legislation to write their own rules for contractors? Why?
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-09-16 20:01:53 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-09-16 19:51:43 -0700
    solidarity...
  • rsvped 2014-09-16 16:00:22 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-09-16 15:50:07 -0700
  • rsvped 2014-09-16 15:49:47 -0700
  • rsvped 2014-09-16 14:14:55 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-09-16 12:50:57 -0700
  • rsvped 2014-09-16 11:19:31 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-09-16 11:17:05 -0700
    Please distribute the attached poster invite far and wide to your friends, families and co-workers to come honour and witness one of the worlds largest sockeye salmon spawning events in the world! The wild salmon need our help more than ever, and one way to do that is to appreciate their beauty, strength and resilience in their journey home to play out their birth and death in the Adams River - a river system with some of the oldest geology in BC, and rich in culture and heritage to the Secwepemc and all people who inhabit the region.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-09-16 11:12:35 -0700
    Please share
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-09-16 10:35:48 -0700
    Astum ota Nehiyawss...
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-09-16 10:33:59 -0700
    Hiy hiy...
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-09-16 10:31:41 -0700
    VIDEO: Secwepemc Resistance to Mount Polley disaster. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=a9mzlLCxSS4
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-09-16 10:28:16 -0700
    Hiy. Hiy...
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-09-16 09:49:53 -0700
    What time is this going to be on the west coast?
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-09-16 08:50:36 -0700
    Thank you I plan to attend and my good friend in Williams Lake wrote a song that he put on youtube about Mt. Polley Disaster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaqvKt4X_HI
  • rsvped 2014-09-16 07:16:56 -0700
  • rsvped +2 2014-09-16 07:03:07 -0700
  • rsvped 2014-09-16 06:35:27 -0700
  • rsvped 2014-09-16 05:25:13 -0700