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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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Anishinaabe Water Walk 2015

Join our water walk from Eagle Lake to Shoal Lake in Treaty 3/Ontario along TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline route. 
The Walk will take place beginning on August 3 to 7 2015.

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National Election official of Mexico ridicules Indigenous Peoples

Submitted by Tupac Enrique Acosta

MEXICO CITY, DF - In a private telephone conversation whose audio was uploaded to YouTube, the president of the National Electoral Institute (INE), Lorenzo Córdova Vianello, is overheard to ridicule in racist tones the representatives of the Indigenous Peoples of Mexico. President of the INE had recently conducted a session in consultation with Indigenous Peoples regarding the call for the creation of a specific sixth constituency within the national electoral proceedings to allow the Indigenous Peoples to nominate candidates outside of the party structures of the current system.

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Amah Mutsun Tribal Band: Open Letter to Pope Francis

Valentin Lopez, Chairman Amah Mutsun Tribal Band on April 23, 2015 at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues reasons why Father Serra is guilty of committing ethnocide. It has been clearly documented that Father Serra wanted to destroy Native culture including their communities, their Spirituality, their languages and their way of life leaving the Indigenous people no choice but to accept the Catholic religion.

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The 94 TRC Calls To Action

As Found on the Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada document, pages 189 - 368. Read More Here.

 

The Legacy

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Calls to Action:

1) We call upon the federal, provincial, territorial, and Aboriginal governments to commit to reducing the number of Aboriginal children in care by:

i. Monitoring and assessing neglect investigations.

ii. Providing adequate resources to enable Aboriginal communities and child-welfare organizations to keep Aboriginal families together where it is safe to do so, and to keep children in culturally appropriate environments, regardless of where they reside.

iii. Ensuring that social workers and others who conduct child-welfare investigations are properly educated and trained about the history and impacts of residential schools.

iv. Ensuring that social workers and others who conduct child-welfare investigations are properly educated and trained about the potential for Aboriginal communities and families to provide more appropriate solutions to family healing.

v. Requiring that all child-welfare decision makers consider the impact of the residential school experience on children and their caregivers.

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Grassroots Secwepemc Warrior Women Update

Secwepemc Grassroots Women at Imperial Metals AGM

11221685_413624218840224_9053468498860441960_o.jpg"Mining is new warfare tactic being waged on Indigenous Peoples. Imperial Metals has committed mass ecocide on our Secwepemc Homelands, devastating a major salmon run and population that tens of thousands of Indigenous Peoples depend on. This company is still discharging mass amounts of toxic metals and chemicals into our pristine environment and a very highly spiritually and culturally significant area: Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe.

“regardless of whether or not the Mount Polley mine operates again, the estimated 5.9 million cubic metres per year (of mine-influenced water) must be managed in a responsible manner and all options that are available for this volume will involve discharge of treated water to a water body.” THIS MUST STOP! Kanahus

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Idle No More Opaskwayak Cree Nation says NO to C-51

INM organizers and local community members from Opaskwayak Cree Nation, the town of The Pas and the surrounding region met on Saturday, May 30 to express their opposition to the impending Bill C-51.  (photo credit: Idle No More)

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From Our Ancestors

In a rapidly dwindling community forest the people of Pandumaan & Sipituhuta have put up a strong fight to stop the growth of monoculture eucalyptus plantations. But the aggressive actions of the company & its close alignment with local politicians & the police have led this struggle down a dark path - protests, intimidation, arrests & confrontations. https://ifnotusthenwho.me/story/from-our-ancestors/

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Join Cooperation Jackson for the Summer of Our Power Southern People’s Movement Assembly for a Just Transition

A 2015 US Social Forum and Climate Justice Alliance Southern Assembly

Friday, June 26th – Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Climate change is not a looming future threat, it is a clear and present danger, and it is already threatening the livelihoods, living conditions, and life chances of historically oppressed peoples and the working class throughout the South.

From the inhabitants of the coastal lowlands of the Gulf who are witnessing the sea reclaim the land and watching their livelihoods, lifestyles, and ancestral homelands disappear along with it; to the midland farmers and harvesters of the region who are dealing with the rapid flora and fauna change and steady, but growing disruptions to the harvesting and growing seasons, the South is already feeling the destructive impact of climate change. There are also thousands who are beginning to suffer from infectious diseases, old and new, that are beginning to thrive in the region as a direct result of climate change and the havoc it creating to the ecology, like the Nile virus and deadly Amoebas.

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