“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.” ~ Gandhi
From all 4 corners of the Earth, let us pray.
Pray for justice, pray for peace, pray for nations, states, communities, a World that cherishes its’ Children, Loves and Honours its Women, and for Men to rise up in Love; to Honour themselves and the Women and Children.
Yes, there are many groups asking the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, to do a public inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls; which is required and needed on a global level also. However, for personal/collective responsibility on change, don’t wait on this one man, who has failed and abused his role as a leader so miserably, already. Let us work to support, strengthen, and empower each other to create a world we want all to be safe, free, and cherishes the gift of life.Read more
By Candida Hadley - Halifax Media Co-op (Photo PolicyAlternatives.ca)
An Interview with Harsha Walia
K'JIPUKTUK (Halifax) - Harsha Walia is an activist, writer and founder of the Vancouver chapter of No One is Illegal. She has organized in migrant justice, Indigenous solidarity, Palestinian liberation, antiracist, feminist, anti-imperialist, and anti-capitalist movements and communities for over a decade. Naomi Klein called her “one of Canada’s most brilliant and effective political organizers.”Read more
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Monday February 24, 2014
Indigenous journeyers complete 1700 km trek
Forty-nine days ago, a group of First Nations adults and youth began a spiritual journey from Attawapiskat First Nation by James Bay to Ottawa. The twenty-five Indigenous walkers arrive in Ottawa this morning. Some of them have walked 1700 kms!
Concerned about broken treaties, land and water protection, and human rights issues the Omushkegowuk Walkers vowed to take their steps back by walking all the way to Ottawa. They have a message to share when their journey ends at Parliament Hill today at 12:30 PM.Read more
Mathias Colomb Cree Nation Reiterates Moratorium Against Extractive Activities on Territory
Pukatawagan, MB. Mathias Colomb Cree Nation confirmed today that their moratorium against any extractive activities within their territory is still in place. Mathias Colomb Cree Nation (MCCN) will reject any and all applications, permits, leases, licenses and/or authorizations for exploration, extractions, removals, or work of any kind in relation to mining and any other extractive activity until a mutually-designed consultation and consent protocol with the province of Manitoba has been implemented.Read more
For Immediate Release
9:00 p.m., February 18, 2014
Manto Sipi Cree Nation Blocks Mineral Exploration on Ancestral Lands
Manto Sipi Cree Nation, MB. Manto Sipi Cree Nation announced today that it will block all mineral exploration and work permits on Manto Sipi Cree Nation ancestral lands and will not engage in Crown-First Nation consultation with the Province until all land disputes are addressed and settled. The government of Manitoba recently sent three (3) work permit applications for mineral exploration to Manto Sipi Cree NationRead more
Red Sucker Lake First Nation defies Court Injunction
Community vows to stop Mega Precious Metals from drilling on Ancestral Lands
Red Sucker Lake, MB. – February 12, 2014 Red Sucker Lake First Nation community and Chief and Council will not give its consent to any further mineral exploration on their ancestral lands and traditional territories as of today. On January 16, 2014, Manitoba Mineral Resources sent correspondence asking the Red Sucker Lake First Nation to consider an Application for a Work/General Camp Permit for mineral exploration. On January 27, 2014, Mega Precious Metals also sent a letter to request a meeting with the Red Sucker Lake Chief and Council. Both requests were denied by a vote of the Council. The Council said they will oppose the issuance of any new permits or any extension of the 2013/14 work permits which are due to expire March 31, 2014.Read more
Idle No More Supports The 23rd Annual February 14th Women’s Memorial March
The February 14th Annual Women’s Memorial March is held on Valentine’s Day each year to honour the memory of Indigenous women, including trans and two-spirit women, who have died as a result of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual violence. Now in its 23rd year, the March remembers and honours murdered and missing women, and seeks to organize against ongoing gendered violence that women face.Read more
Yellow dots were used to mark invited guests and blue dots were used for the "uninvited" people by Conservative Party of Canada organizers to brand people at Harper's Kainai announcement of the First Nations Education Act, to identify and segregate them. #NOFNEA #IdleNoMore #bluedots #bluedot
La Loi sur l'éducation des Premières Nations - Le consentement préalable, donné librement et en connaissance de cause est un incontournable
WENDAKE, QC, le 11 févr. 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - La récente annonce faite par le premier ministre au regard de la Loi sur l'éducation des Premières Nations le vendredi 7 février est de l'opportunisme politique à son meilleur. Le soi-disant engagement ne représente qu'un changement de nom accompagné de promesses recyclées. L'annonce a été faite sans consultation avec les Premières Nations du Québec, ni leur consentement.Read more
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Harper Surprise Speech to be met by protest by First Nations
Kainai People Demonstrate Opposition to Harper Government’s Top Down Approach to First Nations Education Act
Kainai Nation, Treaty No. 7 Territory/ February 6, 2014 – Grassroots members of the Kainai Nation (Blood tribe) are organizing a peaceful rally outside the Kainai Nation High School on Friday where Prime Minister Stephen Harper will make a surprise announcement related to First Nations Education.
The Blood Tribe’s Idle No More members condemn the process leading up to this announcement, regardless of the content of what the Prime Minister may promise to First Nations regarding education. There was no prior information provided to the First Nation Peoples’ across Canada and given the track record of the Harper government there is no reason to believe or trust the that Prime Minister Harper has the best interests of First Nations in mind.Read more