Notre mouvement collectif « Idle No More » (Fini, l’inertie!) a connu une croissance exponentielle au cours de la saison estivale! Notre campagne #SovSummer (l’Été de la souveraineté), lancée le 21 juin dans le cadre de la Journée nationale des Autochtone, a été soulignée par des centaines d’actions locales menées par des Autochtones à travers l’Île de la Tortue et la Terre-Mère! Nous avons accumulé une base de données de plus de 120 000 partisans du mouvement Idle No More grâce à la création d’un nouveau site Web en plus d’une liste grandissante de centaines de milliers d’adeptes sur les médias sociaux ainsi que de plusieurs autres actions dans les rues et sur le terrain.Read more
Our collective movement “Idle No More” has been growing in leaps and bounds over the summer season! Our #SovSummer campaign launched on June 21's National Aboriginal day was lifted up by hundreds of Indigenous-led community actions across both Turtle Island and Mother Earth! We have amassed a database of over 120,000 Idle No More supporters through the new website along with a growing list of hundreds of thousands of followers on social media and many more taking action in the streets and out on the land.Read more
By The Canadian Press
OTTAWA - Chief Theresa Spence has been re-elected to a second three-year team as chief of the Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario.
Electoral officer Louie Noah told The Canadian Press that Spence received 214 of the 507 votes cast.
Spence gained notoriety last winter for subsisting on fish broth and tea for six weeks as a form of protest during the rise of the Idle No More movement.
The Idle No More cause was a protest against the Conservative government’s omnibus Bill C-45 which First Nations groups claimed threatened their treaty rights.Read more
RELEASE Sunday Aug. 25, 2013
Toronto - Hundreds of Grassy Narrows Indigenous Nation supporters, including a massive 80 person strong marching samba band, are parading to Premier Wynne's house today. Their banners will read "You wouldn't live with mercury in your home, why must Grassy Narrows?"
WHEN: Sunday, August 25 12:15 p.m.
WHERE: Meet at the North Toronto Collegiate field on Roehampton St. just east of Yonge, one block north of Eglinton.Read more
Photo Credit - Ben Powless
Idle No More Solidarity SF Bay led the march of over 2,500 people to Chevron in Richmond, California
Photo by Navajo
On August 3, 2013, Idle No More Solidarity SF Bay led the march of over 2,500 people to Chevron in Richmond, California. The march commemorated the 1 year anniversary of the Chevron refinery explosion and fire which sent 15,000 people to hospitals. The morning began with prayers by Dr. Melinda Micco (Seminole) and Wounded Knee Ocampo (Miwok) of the American Indian Movement, as well as a teach-in on the effects of fossil fuel on indigenous people.Read more
This afternoon Hamilton Police arrested 8 individuals at the Hamilton Court House, in the midst of the Swamp Line 9 Trespassing Hearing
AUGUST 14, 2013
BREAKING NEWS: 8 PROTESTERS ARRESTED INSIDE HAMILTON COURT HOUSE
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(Hamilton, ON) — This afternoon Hamilton Police arrested 8 individuals at the Hamilton Court House, in the midst of the Swamp Line 9 Trespassing Hearing.
Many friends and allies attended the trespassing hearing, offering support to those arrested and charged on June 26th at the Swamp Line 9 Blockade, a blockade of Enbridge's Westover site. Activists had been occupying an Enbridge pumping station north of Hamilton, Ontario. 18 protestors were arrested at the blockade, 13 of whom were on trial today. This action, dubbed Swamp Line 9, was aimed to prevent construction on Line 9 and block the transport of Tar Sands through Ontario and Quebec. This action is also part of the Idle No More campaign Sovereignty Summer.
Grassroots Anti-Pipeline Groups and Idle No More say,
“Enbridge No More! Shut Down the Tar Sands!”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.Read more