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Resistance to Columbus Day and Other Idle No More October Events!

The Idle No More Global Day of Action on Oct. 7th was a huge success - thousands of people stood together in solidarity at over 70 actions and events across the world!! Idle No More organizers want to sincerely thank our many supporters for your amazing energy in helping us to continue to build this movement, and educate the public regarding Indigenous self-determination and sustainability.    Check out these amazing #Oct7Proclaim photos!

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Idle No More Supports National Coming Out Day!

Colonialism reinforces violence and oppression such as homophobia, transphobia, racism and sexism. Idle No More is committed to decolonizing practices which challenge these oppressions and validates queer identities, gender self determination and body sovereignty.

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Police racism at the Oct 7th Idle No More Montreal Rally

Idle No More organizers are requesting action against the racism that was directed at and inflicted upon a peaceful protest in Montreal. On the anniversary of the 1763 Royal Proclamation, the Montreal police took down and destroyed a tipi that community members had set up as part of the Idle No More Global Day of Action. According to witnesses, police did not attempt any negotiations and moved into the camp, pushing aside a group of Aboriginal women who were gathered around the tipi. Idle No More organizer Melissa Mollen-Dupris describes the event:

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From Residential Schools to the First Nations Education Act, colonialism continues

By Âpihtawikosisân - rabble.ca

Education is widely seen as a key component to future success not only for the individual children who receive that education, but also for the society to which they belong, as a whole. We use graduation rates and post-secondary degree attainment numbers to help determine the efficacy and accessibility of a system of education. More than simply informing us of how many individuals are meeting educational standards, these numbers give us fundamental information about the overall health of a society.

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Largest Climate Conference in BC History Ends With Joint Idle No More Day of Action

Oct 7, 2013

 For Immediate Release

 

Largest Climate Conference in BC History Ends With Joint Idle No More Day of Action

Hundreds gather in Victoria to push back on dirty energy projects

Victoria, Coast Salish Territories – Today, hundreds of youth attending the PowerShift BC summit joined with local Idle No More organizers and frontline Indigenous organizers from BC and Alberta for a march and public civil disobedience training at the British Columbia Legislature. The action took place along with over 60 others across Canada, the US and beyond marking the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation.

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American Indian Nations demand US fulfill Trust and Treaty obligations during US government shutdown

By United Native Americans
 
October 7, 2013
Noon until 2 pm, with press conference, at BIA

SACRAMENTO, CA - United Native Americans, in solidarity with Idle No More Global Day of Action will host a peaceful rally and press conference Monday, October 7, 2013 at the John Moss Building. Central California Agency/Bureau of Indian Affairs located 650 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, California to address the issues regarding the government shut down and its effects on the American Indian community. The event will begin at noon and end at 2:00 PM.
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Idle No More Global Day of Action, #Oct7Proclaim 55 Actions in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, and across the Planet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 7, 2013-Ottawa, Canada: Today marks the global day of action of Idle No More, the Indigenous Peoples social movement. On October 7, 1763, King George III of England signed the British Royal Proclamation, an historic document that legally mandated Canada to recognize Indigenous land rights.

Today, two hundred and fifty years later, at over 55 actions and events taking place across Canada, the United States, and in countries across the planet, thousands of Indigenous Peoples and our supporters are taking direct action to assert sovereignty and self-determination over Our Land -- Our Water -- Our Bodies -- Our Stories -- Our Future -- and to proclaim our Indigenous Sovereignty!

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Over 50 Idle No More Actions and Events Tomorrow! #Oct7Proclaim

We are so inspired by everyone who is rising for tomorrow’s Global Day of Action, #Oct7Proclaim! If your event is not listed on the Idle No More site or in this list below please take the time to add your event and be counted!  

Idle No More now has text alerts!  To receive text updates from Idle No More simply text “INM” to 306-994-7009 

(Thanks to Aaron Paquette for the artwork)

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#Oct7Proclaim Quotes and Contacts

Quotes and contact information for interview of regional Idle No More Action leaders:

1. Suzanne Patles, cell: 902-317-6040 email: suzanne-monique@hotmail.com

Member of Eskasoni First Nation and spokesperson for Elsipogtog First Nation Anti-Fracking Blockade in New Brunswick, Canada, Mi'kmaq territory:

"The time has come for us to emancipate our Nations; it is time for us to assert our sovereignty. We must protect our water, and we must unite together to sever the chains of colonialism. Our fight is for the water, for our Treaties, for our Rights, and for our People. Let's unite and proclaim our right to our voices and speak out against corporate greed and environmental genocide. We are stronger when we stand together."

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First Nations Occupation of Ontario park enters 7th straight month

By Martha Troian - MEDIA INDIGENA, Photo Credit Hayden King

Elizabeth Brass Elson remembers standing on the picket line when she was just seventeen-years-old.

Her mother, once a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, was with a group of women trying to form a union.

Elson says her mother taught her to make a stand in times of need.

Today, she is doing just that.

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