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#INM1yr nov 10 winona laduke webinar

Idle No More is one of the largest Indigenous mass movements in recent history – sparking hundreds of teach-ins, rallies, and direct actions across the globe. What began as a series of teach-ins on November 10th, 2012 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to protest laws that would scale back on environmental protections and threaten Indigenous self-determination, has now changed the social and political landscape of Canada and beyond. We know that many communities will be holding symbolic celebrations on Nov 10th to honour the birth of Idle No More. Idle No More organizers hope that all of us as individuals and as groups do take a moment on Nov 10th to look back and look ahead. And if you are planning a celebration or action on Nov 10th then please add it to the events listing on the website and if you are able to, please join the webinar below! To mark the One Year anniversary of the Idle No More Movement, we will be launching a series of webinars, beginning with renowned Anishnaabe activist Winona LaDuke.  

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Idle No More urges support for Elsipogtog, Grassy Narrows, and other actions

Idle No More urges you to learn more about current  “hotspots” of indigenous resistance (Elsipogtog, Unist’ot’en, and Grassy Narrows)  as well as other upcoming actions and events.

Read the updates below, attend the events if you can, and take action in support of these struggles.

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SWN Resources suing 13 shale gas protesters for losses

CBC News, Photo Credit - Jennifer Choi/CBC

SWN Resources Canada is suing 13 anti-shale gas protesters for damages it claims it has suffered as a result of protests in New Brunswick, court documents obtained by CBC News show.

The company has lost $650,000 since the protests began, according to an affidavit by Christopher Cainsford-Betty, a staff operations geophysicist for Southwestern Energy Company, the parent company of SWN.

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Grassy Narrows Chief rejects new clearcut logging plan

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 31, 2013

Grassy Narrows rejects Forest Management Plan for the Whiskey Jack Forest 2012 – 2022 on the basis of failure to consult and infringes on Aboriginal and Treaty Rights

Today Grassy Narrows Chief and Council sent an open letter to Premier Wynne rejecting Ontario's Forestry Management Plan 2012 - 2022 for another decade of clear-cut logging on Grassy Narrows Territory. The Forest Management plan for the Whiskey Jack Forest 2012-2022 is in the final stages of approval and is currently posted for public comment.

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Mi'kmaq urged to reclaim all Crown land

By CBC , Photo Credit Jennifer Choi/CBC

Band Council issues resolution in midst of shale gas dispute, plans reclamation day for Saturday

Mi'kmaq Band Council is urging it members to reclaim all Crown land in the midst of the shale gas dispute in New Brunswick.

It plans to hold a "reclamation day" on Saturday. "We will become steward of the land," a resolution issued on Wednesday states.

The resolution comes one month after First Nations people began an anti-shale gas protest near Rexton, which has since been relocated to across the street from the provincial legislature in Fredericton.

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Fracking Immunity: Holding regulators accountable

By Anna Maria Tremonti - CBC (Photo Credit AP/Brennan Linsley)

Jessica Ernst says she could light her water on fire as it came out of the tap from her well in rural Rosebud, Alberta. She blames hydraulic fracturing or fracking for her problems but her attempts to sue Alberta's Energy Regulator have hit a snag: the regulator has immunity.

Listen now on CBC.

 

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Court lifts SWN's injunction on Elsipogtog!

Solidarity with Mi’Kmaq Nation

Yesterday and today we celebrate with Elsipogtog First Nation after the Court of Queen’s Bench decision to lift Southwestern Energy's (SWN) injunction! This injunction was filed by the Texas based company to end the blockade protecting Mi’kmaq traditional territory from fracking.

For the last three years, the Mi'kmaq people in New Brunswick have proclaimed their right to consultation regarding shale gas exploration, commonly known as “fracking”, and have been part of a series of peaceful actions to protect their unceded territory.  On Thursday Oct 18th, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) violently attacked their peaceful encampment.

 

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48 Elsipogotg Anti-Fracking Solidarity Actions

48 Elsipogtog Anti-Fracking Actions and Events are confirmed and many more are being organized! Check the list below or view them all on a map http://www.idlenomore.ca/events

If you know of other events please add them. If you don’t see an event in your area organize one!

 

Solidarity Events and Actions:

1. Elsipogtog: Blockade - Route 134

http://www.idlenomore.ca/elsipogtog_blockade

 

OCTOBER 17th:

2. Ottawa:  Elsipogtog Solidarity - Ottawa, Unceded Algonquin Territories

http://www.idlenomore.ca/elsipogtog_solidarity_ottawa_unceded_algonquin_territories

 

3. Ottawa:  Sit in on the Parliament Hill in support of our Mi’kmaq family

http://www.idlenomore.ca/sit_in_on_the_parliament_hill_in_support_of_our_mikmaq_family

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30 Actions in Solidarity with Mi'kmaq Anti-Fracking Protest!

Our Mi'kmaq relatives need our support. Members of the Elsipogtog First Nation and supporters of the Anti-Shale, Anti-Fracking Nonviolent Action in New Brunswick (Canada) were under attack today because of state-initiated violence by the RCMP. Idle No More denounces this state violence and calls out to all of our supporters GLOBALLY to light your sacred fires or other peaceful actions to show support and alliance with the people of New Brunswick.

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Solidarity with Mi'kmaq Anti-Fracking Actions

Our Mi'kmaq relatives need our support. Members of the Elsipogtog First Nation and supporters of the Anti Shale, Anti Fracking Non Violent Action in New Brunswick (Canada) are in crisis. Idle No More is calling out to all of our supporters GLOBALLY to light your sacred fires or other ceremonial actions to show support and alliance with the people of New Brunswick. They are currently under direct threat of civil and military discipline by both RCMP and other outside military forces. Settlers and Indigenous protestors and Warriors have been subjected to violent action from the police for their participation in a legitimate peaceful non violent action defending their lands and asserting their sovereign duty to protect the land and the people. Click here to take action in solidarity or text "solidarity" to 306-994-7009     (Photo credit Ossie Michelin)

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