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Don’t You Mean, Why I Still Have to March

IMG_20170121_134758.jpgLast Saturday during my participation in the Women’s March on Washington: Toronto I was asked many times “Why do you march?” My answer was the same every time, “First Nations women in so-called Canada do not have the same representation, rights, liberties and freedoms that Canadian women are entitled to, in abundance.”

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Deeds Not Words - Call To Action

4nationa-Day-action-clr.jpgComing this October 10th Idle No More has answered the call out for #DeedsNotWords National Day of Action. We invite all peoples to join us in calling out the Trudeau Liberal gov't on their growing list of broken campaign promises that previously gave a great deal of hope to many indigenous communities across this country. Idle No More organizers from across Turtle Island are making plans in their territories including Treaty 6, Toronto and on the East Coast are confirmed. We invite you to organize in your region in whatever capacity you are able to. Send us your Facebook event page we can include in the event page listings on Facebook, or email us your details and we can create and event page listing on the website for you. Send all your event information, time, location of event and pictures to info@idlenomore.ca.

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Husky Oil Spill Assessment

Independent Primary Assessment of Husky Energy Oil Contamination into Saskatchewan River Report Released Today

OilSpill_o.jpgThe report is the result of collaboration between Idle No More, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, the Council of Canadians, the National Aboriginal People’s Circle, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (Prairie Region), and others, in response to the lack of independent information surrounding the July 20, 2016 Husky Energy oil spill. The report covers basic information on oil spills in waterways, potential risks to health and ecology, interpretation of lab results, and recommendations for future actions and monitoring.

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Indigenous Rights & Climate Change Webinar

ICA_Promo_Design.jpgThis Thursday, July 7th, join Idle No More and Defenders of the Land in a free webinar organized by Indigenous Climate Action:

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Healing Walk

Healing_Walk_Pic.jpg“Clearcutting has destroyed our lands to the point that we are unable to hunt, fish or gather medicines and berries - everything we need to sustain our health and cultures” Kurtis McAdam (Saysewahum), Idle No More organizer and Trap Line Holder

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We Need An Indigenous Peoples Climate Plan!

On Earth Day the Trudeau government and 175 other countries signed the Paris Agreement -- pledging to limit global warming to 1.5°C.

We must ensure that Canada keeps the promise made in Paris by keeping fossil fuels in the ground. We must also ensure that Canada keeps its promise to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in it's entirety. This means upholding Indigenous Peoples right to “Free Prior and Informed Consent”, including the power to say NO to energy extraction and infrastructure on our territories.

We need a plan, a “People’s Climate Plan” to create community pressure across the land to ensure that the Trudeau government’s forthcoming climate strategy ensures a just transition for all Indigenous Peoples and workers.

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Solidarity with the People of Honduras

Idle No More Stands in Solidarity with the People of Honduras

Honduran Indigenous, environmental rights campaigner and co-founder of the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), Berta Cáceres was assassinated in her La Esperanza home. Telesur correspondent, Gilda Silvestruci confirmed that the Honduran leader was killed at 0100 local central standard time, on Thursday March 3rd.

2015_BertaCaceres_04.jpgIdle No More organizers stand in solidarity with the family of Berta Cáceres, the Lenca people, and the people of Honduras. We extend our deepest condolences for the irreplaceable loss that is felt worldwide.

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Indigenous Peoples & Climate Change

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Indigenous Peoples & Climate Change

With Arthur Manuel & Naomi Klein

February 17 & 18, 2016

 

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One House Many Nations: Next Steps


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Idle No More - One House Many Nations: Next Steps

 

14409087_10154586932793223_1072291616_n.jpgThe One House Many Nations campaign raises awareness about housing conditions and pressures governments to live up to their Treaty, moral, and legal responsibilities, in addition to providing homes. We are starting a pilot project with the goal of creating a small sustainable village. Sustainable forms of energy such as solar and wind are extremely expensive to access and install especially in non-urban settings. An associated think tank would connect current partners with experts who have the technology and skills to produce small sustainable communities.

The One House Many Nations: Next Steps focuses on building sustainable housing out of recycled wooden pallets. This project is significant for three reasons:

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Idle No More stands with the Continental Commission Abya Yala

Dismantling The Doctrine Of Discovery


Idle No More stands in solidarity with our relations of the Continental Commission Abya Yala being organized in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico from February 9-10, 2016.  We will continue to support the continental movement to exercise our Indigenous Self Determination and Nationhood. We will work together across borders to construct a long-term continental decolonization strategy, in the spirit of Self Determination of Original Nations of Indigenous Peoples.

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