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Idle No More Joins the Neil Young Rebel Content Tour (USA)

INMhand.jpgIdle No More is pleased to announce that we have been invited to travel with Neil Young’s Rebel Content tour during July 2015. We will be one of twelve leading environmental rights and justice organizations on the tour that are tackling today’s greatest environmental challenges through education and by impacting legislation. 

 

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Solidarity with the COTTFN

Idle No More & Defenders of the Land stand in solidarity with Chippewas of the Thames First Nation in their legal challenge against Enbridge's Line 9 pipeline project.

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Idle No More Stands in Solidarity with the Families of the Missing Ayotzinapa Students of Mexico

Idle No More supports and stands in solidarity with the families of the missing Ayotzinapa students following Mexico’s mid-term elections. Several months ago the families of the 43 missing students denounced yesterday's midterm election, stating that the conditions would not allow a fair and transparent election due to the evidence of links between organized crime and local governments. The recent election has been called the “Narco-Elections” by activists and protesters.SolidarityMexico1.jpg

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Anti Chevron Toronto - May Events Update

May 21st, 2015 International #AntiChevron Day of Action

Toronto Solidarity Committee - Day of Action

On May 21st, 2015 the Canadian Solidarity Committee, Chevron's Dirty Hand organized the second #AntiChevron International Day of Action outside of the R.B.C. in downtown Toronto. Allies from Six Nations of the Grand River, the migrant community, and labour movement reps joined in solidarity to raise awareness and support of the Black Hand campaign in Canada directly in the financial district of 11258912_787725438001048_6869523384970427334_o.jpgToronto. We support the ongoing international fight to hold Chevron (formerly Texaco), accountable for one of the worst man made environmental disasters on the planet.

We are the land and violence against our territories is violence against our people. We are directly connected with our land and water, whether we live in North or South America our people are getting sick due to the poison and devastation left behind in the wake of "development" and progress. This has been going on since contact and together we will rise and lead the way to climate sustainability by making the right choices about what "development" happens in our territories. 

"We are here in solidarity from the Grand River. It is now time to fulfill the prophecy of the Condor and the Eagle. The struggle of the Indigenous people of South America is our struggle too, that's why we are here standing in Solidarity with our brothers and sisters. It's time to stop Chevron." said Jagwadeth of Six Nations.

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INMroots: From Apology To Action

INMroots-_9_(1).jpgThe world had its eyes on Canada this week as the final gathering for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission convened in Ottawa, unceded Algonquin Territory. The gathering brought together residential school survivors, their descendants, and other concerned citizens to review the long-awaited final report of recommendations that resulted from a 5-year investigation into the genocidal legacy of the residential school era. The final report lists 94 calls to action. Read those and more critical news stories in this edition of INM Roots.

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Red Jam Slam Radio Festival

 

The Red Jam Slam Society exists to host events, celebrations, and annual festivals that promote and feature emerging and seasoned aboriginal artists and performers. We are creating a five day Radio festival celebrating Aboriginal Week airing live from five venues in Vancouver beautiful British Columbia and will be broadcasted from station-to-station and coast-to-coast in Canada.

The live show will also be available via podcast or Internet Stream. We're raising funds to ensure quality of stage and broadcasts throughout the radio festival. The radio festival will run from June 17 till June 21. Click here to help Support the Festival's crowdsourced funding.

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Unsettling Canada - Kamloops Book Launch

UC_flyer_Kamloops_rev.jpgJoin Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson for a launch of "Unsettling Canada." 

"Unsettling Canada" chronicles the modern struggle for Indigenous rights covering fifty years of struggle over a wide range of historical, national, and recent international breakthroughs.

"Unsettling Canada" is built on a unique collaboration between two First Nations leaders, Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ron Derrickson.

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No Energy East in Wolastoq Territory

Why do we walk?

  1. To protect our community.

  2. To oppose the tar sands and the Energy East pipeline

Trina_Roache.jpgBecause this 42-inch diameter export pipeline also implies a 150-hectare tank farm situated right in the middle of the rural community of Red Head, a 183-hectare marine terminal complex and some supertankers carrying 2.2 million barrels of oil crossing over the Bay of Fundy which threaten :

  • The traditional lands of the Wolastoq (Maliseet) First Nations
  • The 1500 residents of Red Head
  • The Saint-John River, its tributaries and the drinking water of hundred thousand people
  • The Bay of Fundy's rich biodiversity and endangered species like the North Atlantic Right Whales
  • Our climate
Photo by Trina Roache.
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The Migration Water Walk 2015

The Migration Water Walk 2015 will begin from the land of the Wabanaki, on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Matane, Quebec and end at Madeline Island in Wisconsin on or around August 20, 2015.
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We will arrive and set up camp on June 22nd, have pipes smoked, share our creation stories and especially the Original Great Migration to Madeline Island where food was found growing on water. Then on June 23rd, we will move forward towards the First Original Stopping Point at Gitigan Zibing. Pipes will be smoked, sharing of traditions, migration stories and nightly drumming, fun for all.

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Defenders of the Black Hills Camp-out on June 10 - 16th

An Environmental Camp-out will be held from June 10 - 16, 2015, at the Reva Gap Campground on state Highway 20, between the towns of Buffalo and Reva . Board member, Harold One Feather, will be coordinating the event with day trips to where the Keystone XL Pipeline plans on entering South Dakota, to the Bowman-Haley Lake and Shadehill Reservoir which collect the radioactive runoff from the North Cave Hills abandoned uranium mines, and other trips to historic sites. Bring your own camping gear, food, and water. Primitive camping available. Contact Harold at bhdefenders@msn.com, or PO Box 2003, Rapid City, SD 57709.

Environmental Camp-out on June 10 - 16th
Reva Gap Campground

Wopila (Thank you) Prayer Gathering on June 12th
Riley Pass Mine

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