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.Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ACFN disappointed by JRP’s initial approval of Shell tar sands mine expansion; expects mitigation and accommodation to be in place prior to further approvals for the expansion
July 9, 2013 Fort McMurray, AB— Quick on the heels of oil washing up on the shores of Ft. Chipewyan and a 100 km long slick along the Athabasca River, the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) is disappointed by the recent decision by the Joint Review Panel (JRP) to recommend Shell’s Jackpine mine expansion project go forward, despite a Panel acknowledging, for the first time, the significant adverse impacts tar sands have on Aboriginal rights and cultures.Read more
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.”Read more
Stephen Leahy - guardian.co.uk Photograph: Jeff Mcintosh/AP
Native elders to lead a spiritual gathering to heal land, air, water and all living forms harmed by world's largest industrial project.
Hundreds of activists including Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein are going into the heart of Canada's tar sands this week – not to protest the destruction of the local environment, but to pray for the 'healing' of land and the people.
Native elders from all over North America will lead people past lakes of tailings wastewater and massive infrastructure of the tar sands industry along the Athabasca River in Fort McMurray, Alberta.Read more
By Harsha Walia in the Feminist Wire
Photo by Trudy Ferguson
Every morning this week I have woken up to my email inbox and social media feed filled with inspiring stories and images of resistance as part of the Idle No More and Defenders of the Land call for Sovereignty Summer. Sovereignty Summer is “a campaign of coordinated non-violent direct actions to promote Indigenous rights and environmental protection in alliance with non-Indigenous supporters.”
Colonialism in North America has been designed to ensure the forced displacement of Indigenous peoples from their territories, the destruction of autonomy and self-determination within Indigenous governance, and the attempted assimilation of Indigenous cultures and traditions. This has been justified through racist civilizing discourses, such as the discovery doctrine and terra nullius, whichuphold the political and legal right for colonial powers to conquer supposedly barren Indigenous lands.Read more