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Support the 23rd Annual February 14th Women’s Memorial March

Idle No More Supports The 23rd Annual February 14th Women’s Memorial March

The February 14th Annual Women’s Memorial March is held on Valentine’s Day each year to honour the memory of Indigenous women, including trans and two-spirit women, who have died as a result of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual violence. Now in its 23rd year, the March remembers and honours murdered and missing women, and seeks to organize against ongoing gendered violence that women face.

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What's with those #bluedots ?

Yellow dots were used to mark invited guests and blue dots were used for the "uninvited" people by Conservative Party of Canada organizers to brand people at Harper's Kainai announcement of the First Nations Education Act, to identify and segregate them. #NOFNEA #IdleNoMore #bluedots #bluedot

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La Loi sur l'éducation des Premières Nations - Le consentement préalable, donné librement et en connaissance de cause est un incontournable

WENDAKE, QC, le 11 févr. 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - La récente annonce faite par le premier ministre au regard de la Loi sur l'éducation des Premières Nations le vendredi 7 février est de l'opportunisme politique à son meilleur. Le soi-disant engagement ne représente qu'un changement de nom accompagné de promesses recyclées. L'annonce a été faite sans consultation avec les Premières Nations du Québec, ni leur consentement.

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Harper Surprise Speech to be met by protest by First Nations

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Harper Surprise Speech to be met by protest by First Nations 

Kainai People Demonstrate Opposition to Harper Government’s Top Down Approach to First Nations Education Act

Kainai Nation, Treaty No. 7 Territory/ February 6, 2014 – Grassroots members of the Kainai Nation (Blood tribe) are organizing a peaceful rally outside the Kainai Nation High School on Friday where Prime Minister Stephen Harper will make a surprise announcement related to First Nations Education.  

The Blood Tribe’s Idle No More members condemn the process leading up to this announcement, regardless of the content of what the Prime Minister may promise to First Nations regarding education.  There was no prior information provided to the First Nation Peoples’ across Canada and given the track record of the Harper government there is no reason to believe or trust the that Prime Minister Harper has the best interests of First Nations in mind. 

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Blood Tribe Idle No More: Peaceful Rally To Show Opposition To First Nations Education Act

idlenomore_logo_revised.pngPRESS ADVISORY

February 6, 2014 PEACEFUL RALLY TO SHOW OPPOSITION TO FIRST NATIONS EDUCATION ACT

CONTACT

Twila Singer 403 795 4417 or Rachel Crowspreadingwings 403-­‐715-­‐2406

WHEN

10:30 am MST, February 7. 2014

WHERE

Kainai High School -­‐ Blood Reserve; Standoff, AB WHY

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is scheduled to visit to the Blood Reserve, in Treaty No. 7 territory on Friday February 7, 2014. Prime Minister Harper will be in attendance to make an announcement, along with National Chief Shawn Atleo and other Assembly of First Nations representatives on the First Nations Education Act (FNEA). The FNEA disregards our jurisdiction, inherent rights and the Treaty right to Education without our Free, Prior and Informed Consent. The FNEA does not address the chronic underfunding of First Nations education on reserves. Blood Tribe members, other First Nations’, and supporters will be in attendance to have a peaceful assembly showing our opposition to the First Nations Education Act (FNEA) .

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Lakota are united with our relatives and allies up north

Lakota are united with our relatives and allies up north. We must stop this kxl from entering the territory our ancestors loved, lived on for thousands of generations, and gave their greatest gift of all to defend, their lives. Our Creation stories teach us that this is our Home on Unci Maka, our homeland is part of our identity, we have our inherent birth right as Lakota Oyate. Our inherent birth right is a spiritual and human right, and we have treaty rights. We do not want kxl, we do not want tarsands in our lands, the tarsands must stay in the ground, the extraction and its aftermath is killing humans and all of life up there, and wasting precious water. The leaders of the world are looking at this, we need them to be good leaders and stand in the way of something bad coming toward us, all over the world, and here, in the big land, it is time for people to be clear to their leader. Now is a time when he can be a green revolutionary, and make decisions that can change the world.

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Stand with the Oglala Lakota Nation Against Keystone XL Pipeline

Idle No More and Defenders of the Land stand with the Lakota Nation, Owe Aku, Protect the Sacred, Honor the Earth, and all land defenders opposing Keystone XL.  We stand with our neighbours to honour the treaties, protect sacred water, and to defend the Indigenous ways of life. 

Below is a statement from Honor the Earth that has been developed in collaboration with the Oglala Sioux Nation, Owe Aku, and Protect the Sacred.  Check the information links below and organize a vigil in your community in solidarity with the Lakota resistance to the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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Keystone XL ‘black snake’ pipeline to face ‘epic’ opposition from Native American alliance

By Jorge Barrera
APTN National News
A Native American alliance is forming to block construction of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline which still needs final approval from U.S. President Barack Obama after the State Department released an environmental report indicating the project wouldn’t have a significant impact Alberta tar sands production.

Members from the seven tribes of the Lakota Nation, along with tribal members and tribes in Idaho, Oklahoma, Montana, Nebraska and Oregon, have been preparing to stop construction of the 1,400 kilometre pipeline which is slated to run, on the U.S. side, from Morgan, Mon., to Steel City, Neb., and pump 830,000 barrels per day from Alberta’s tar sands. The pipeline would originate in Hardisty, Alta.

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Only 36 Hours Left to Support Idle No More-Defenders of the Land Crowdfunding Campaign!

The Idle No More-Defenders of the Land Joint crowdfunding campaign has surpassed its goal! - with 36 hours left in our campaign, your support can help the movement do even more!!

Thank you to all of you who have contributed, pushing our campaign over the top. We are all part of a movement, and your support will make it stronger.

Let’s continue to show our commitment to the Indigenous-led movements happening across North America by coming out into the streets and onto the land, and by contributing directly to local community struggles.

Also, there are only 36 more hours to contribute to the Idle No More-Defenders of the Land joint crowdfunding campaign!  Lend your support and get some of the brand new perks from the award-winning Indigenous-made film Empire of Dirt!

Check it out and spread the word: www.idlenomore.ca/support

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Shell cancels 2014 Arctic drilling – Arctic Ocean & Inpuiat rights reality check

By Faith Gemmill as guest blogger for platformlondon.org (photo credits: Faith Gemmill)

Today Shell announced it was canceling its 2014 drilling in the Alaskan Arctic. This is a guest blog by Faith Gemmill, Executive Director of Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands (REDOIL), on the court decision that forced Shell’s hand, and the Indigenous rights context behind it.
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