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Justice For Jon Styres

On the morning of Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Hamilton, Ontario, a jury of 5 women and 7 men found Peter Khill not guilty of the second-degree murder charge, for the intentional premeditated shooting of an unarmed Six Nations man, Jon Styres. The parallels between the Jon Styres and Colten Boushie cases cannot be ignored, as both cases highlight how Canadian jurys across the country continue to send the message to Indigenous communities, that Canadians private property holds more value than the lives of Indigenous Peoples. Both young men were unarmed on private property when they were shot. In both cases, the men standing trial for second-degree murder were found not guilty for the shootings.

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Stop Termination and Defend Our Lands and Waters

Stop Termination!

On February 14, 2018 Prime Minister Trudeau gave a speech in Parliament announcing a new framework that would  legislate "Rights Recognition". The proposed framework  is a direct threat to Indigenous Peoples right to self-determination.  This proposed framework needs to be stopped.

Mohawk policy analyst Russell Diabo responds to the government's proposed  framework and discusses the termination tables: Video: Russell Diabo

These efforts are not new, but are a variation on rhetoric and policy that has been tried before in Canada and the United States. In the 1970’s, Dr. Buffy Sainte-Marie also discussed termination, the erosion of Treaties and the direct connection to resource extraction.  Watch the video at the link below and listen for parallels in the language:  Video: Dr. Buffy St. Marie

 

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Justice for Colten Days of Action Media

This page will list press releases, links, and other information related to the Justice for Colten Days of Action.

Winnipeg Press Release:  Download here

List of Events and Actions: http://www.idlenomore.ca/justice_for_colten_boushie

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Justice for Colten Boushie

Colten Boushie was a 22-year-old from Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. In August 2016, Colten was shot and killed by a farmer.

On February 9th, the  jury and judge ruled that Gerald Stanley was acquitted of all charges.

In honor of the late Colten (Coco) Boushie, we are calling for a day of action to show solidarity and support for the Boushie and Baptiste family.

Gather wherever you are. Rallies and vigils by location will be posted here as soon as information is available.

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Statement Of Solidarity For The Indigenous Governing Council (CIG) Mexico

The First Continental Summit of Indigenous Nations, Pueblos and Organizations was convened in Teotihuacan, Mexico in 2000. Previously, there were realized two Continental Indigenous Encounters, building up to the summit, in 1990 in Quito, Ecuador and then in 1993, in Temoaya, Mexico. The Second Continental Summit Abya Yala occurred in Quito, Ecuador (2004), then to be followed by the third in Iximche, Guatemala (2007); the fourth in Puno, Peru (2009); and then the fifth in Cauca, Colombia (2013).

At the fifth summit in 2013, at the request of the representatives of the Civic Council of Indigenous and Popular Organizations of Honduras COPINH led by Berta Cáceres, the summit plenary agreed in consensus to organize the Sixth Continental Summit Abya Yala in Honduras.

On March 2, 2016, armed men murdered human rights defender Berta Cáceres in her home in the town of La Esperanza, Department of Intibucá, Honduras. The family of Berta and the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) immediately requested an independent investigation due to concerns that Honduran authorities would not identify the intellectual authors of the crime. The call for an independent international investigation continues now in 2018, even as the country of Honduras suffers yet another political coup being instituted by the elite power structures of that country, with open support from the US government and military apparatus.

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One house Many Nations sustainable village prototype at EDIT2017

We have now started the 22 week training in Opaskwayak Cree Nation. Ten community members are learning how to build and will be starting to build the sustainable village. It's a land - based curriculum that incorporates carpentry, indigenous knowledge, language and culture as well as design. Stay tuned for updates! 

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Idle No More San Francisco Bay Take Action!

On November 6th, The Bay Area group Idle No More worked with Issac Murdoch and members of the Onamon Collective, 350.org and Greenpeace  to paint a massive anti-DAPL message outside of Wells Fargo. This street painting drew in huge crowds sending the powerful message that water is life.

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Idle No More In Solidarity with Indigenous Taiwanese

INM Solidarity statement  

For immediate release

Idle No More stands in solidarity with Indigenous Taiwanese who are currently occupying the 228 Peace Memorial Park/台北市二二八和平紀念公園. This current occupation has been for more than 260 days. INM calls for the Canadian government to impose immediate trade restrictions on Taiwan.  

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Canada Must Read: The Reconciliation Manifesto Edition - UNsettling Canada 150

For the great Secwepemc leader Arthur Manuel, decolonization meant recovering the land, and rebuilding the economy. His book “The Reconciliation Manifesto” presents a devastating look at the backrooms and predatory spaces of settler state colonialism in Canada. But it also theorizes in plain language the steps Indigenous peoples are taking and must take to get back their lands and emplace themselves back in protective spaces of belonging and political freedom.

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Indigenous Land Defense

On the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Indigenous land defenders across the country continue to protect our inherent rights and territories. The Canadian Government under Justin Trudeau continue to make false claims that they support Indigenous rights and self-government, yet non-consensual resource extraction and land theft continues. Idle No More stands in solidarity withthese land defenders. This update highlights some land defence sites, and invites Indigenous nations and our allies to join the resistance.  

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