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Idle No More in Solidarity with Ayotzinapa

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Idle No More in Solidarity with Ayotzinapa

On September 26, 2014, 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Teachers' College, in Iguala, went missing after they were attacked by state police and gunmen. Three students were killed and forty three “disappeared.”  The bodies of the disappeared students have never been found and the Mexican government has not undertaken a credible investigation into the disappearance.  The families keep struggling to find out what happened to the students.  

This atrocity is part of a landscape of violence and impunity carried out through alliances between elements of the Mexican state and organized crime. The search for the students has uncovered more than 15 mass graves in neighbouring areas of the state of Guerrero, none of them containing the bodies of the students.  In response, a national movement of resistance has emerged.

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Grassroots Anti-Pipeline Groups and Idle No More say, “Enbridge No More! Shut Down the Tar Sands!”

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Grassroots Anti-Pipeline Groups and Idle No More say,

“Enbridge No More! Shut Down the Tar Sands!”

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July 27, 2013

Aamjiwnaang and Sarnia Against Pipelines (ASAP) demonstrates against Tar Sands oil and Enbridge’s Line 9 Reversal Project, in solidarity with communities impacted by the Enbridge Line 6 spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan on 3 year anniversary.

Aamjiwnaang—Today, members of Aamjiwnaang and Sarnia Against Pipelines (ASAP) along with supporters of the Idle No More movement and environmental groups gathered in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley at Lasalle Line where Enbridge’s Line 9 comes above ground across the road from the border of the Aamjiwnaang reserve. Community members and grassroots activists briefly blocked the Lasalle Line road with a mock oil spill, calling attention to the risks posed by the Line 9 Reversal Project and to commemorate the 3 year anniversary of the Line 6 spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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Media Advisory: Enbridge No More Demonstration July 27

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release: July 25, 2013

Enbridge No More: Community Members from Aamjiwnaang FN and Sarnia to Demonstrate Against Line 9 to Commemorate 3 Year Anniversary of Spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan

 Aamjiwnaang FN, Ontario—This Saturday, Aamjiwnaang + Sarnia Against Pipelines (ASAP) will be holding a demonstration against the Enbridge Line 9 Reversal Project. Enbridge’s line 9 is a concern to the health of the land because of the damage Enbridge has caused with the rupture of line 6. Group and community members will gather on Anishinabe traditional territory to stand for the rights and protection of the land, water and future generations of Turtle Island.

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Breaking! Idle No More Delivers Sovereignty Summer Message for Canada Day - This is Stolen Native Land.

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July 1, 2013 - Activists with No More Silence and Idle No More unveil surprise banner at Canada Day celebration in Toronto, call attention to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

North York—At this evening’s Canada celebration at Mel Lastman Square, a group of activists as part of Idle No More’s Sovereignty Summer campaign, scaled the main stage at Toronto’s official Canada Celebration  and ‘dropped’ a banner reading, “Oh Canada, your home on Stolen Native Land.”

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SOVEREIGNTY SUMMER: Idle No More/Defenders of the Land Education and Social Justice Campaign

Idle No More has sparked an awakening of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples internationally in support for democracy, human rights, and social and environmental justice. It has raised global consciousness and served as an invitation to communities in North America (Turtle Island) and around the world to participate in local education and activism as part of a powerful, inspiring, and growing social and environmental movement.

Idle No More has joined with Defenders of the Land (a network of rural land-based Indigenous communities fighting to protect their lands and rights) to launch Sovereignty Summer, an education and action-based campaign focused on Indigenous Rights and in defense of Mother Earth. Building on the momentum and enthusiasm of the Idle No More Winter and Spring towards a strategic and effective next stage of this movement...

 

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Healing Walk inspires global call for Healing Actions - Idle No More in solidarity with Sacred Walk

Healing Walk inspires global call for Healing Actions
Idle No More in solidarity with Keepers of the Athabasca

Friday, June 21, 2013

 

Fort McMurray- The tar sands are growing out of control, destroying the climate for all Canadians and poisoning the water of everyone living downstream. On July 5th and 6th, 2013 there will be a different kind of event taking place in Fort McMurray, Alberta, organized by Keepers of the Athabasca and their supporters in the heart of the destruction. The 4th annual Healing Walk is an opportunity for people from all walks of life to join First Nations, Metis and local people in a spiritual gathering that will focus on healing the land and the people who are suffering from tar sands expansion.

 

"We are inviting people from coast to coast to join us in the Healing Walk gathering on July 5th and 6th, to come and see the impacts ofthe tar sands and be a part of the healing" said Jesse Cardinal, Keepers of the Athabasca "First Nations leaders will conduct a traditional healing ceremony on the walk but everyone is encouraged to bring their own spirituality, their own customs, and their own beliefs."

 

 

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Three Days of Solidarity with the Hupacasath for Canada and Freedom!

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Calgary, Alberta – June 5th, 6th & 7th, 2013, at Olympic Plaza, 228 – 8 Avenue SE, Idle No More and Concerned Canadians in solidarity with the Hupacasath will be holding Rallies and Round Dances.

In September of 2012, Prime Minister Harper and China’s President Wu signed a treaty entitled the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPPA). This treaty would lock Canada into a 31-year deal with China. FIPPA passed through Parliament without serious scrutiny or debate. However, it has not yet been ratified; the only thing standing in the way of FIPPA is the Hupacasath, a small group of First Nation people on the west coast. The Hupacasath have taken the federal government to court over FIPPA, and the hearings are underway, June 5th, 6th and 7th, 2013.

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Idle No More wins Samara’s Best Democratic Moment of 2012

When Samara started the “Best Moment in Canadian Democracy” contest in 2011, the Arab Spring had just begun. Reflecting on these uprisings in the Middle East, an American in Samara’s community emailed to thank us for this contest, noting it was important to remember to be vigilant and celebrate democracy at home.

“Given what is happening in the Middle East now,” he wrote, “I think your survey results are particularly resonant… thanks for the reminder that democracy is important and for helping celebrate Canada's own democracy.”

We are pleased to provide this opportunity for us to reflect on the best moments in Canadian democracy.

This year, you nominated five worthy candidates – the Quebec Student Movement, Female Premiers, Checks and Balances, the Speaker’s protection of minority voices, and Idle No More -and the votes are in. The winner, with 32% of the vote, is Idle No More.

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