Friday 27th September – For immediate release - Photo Credit: howimontreal
- EU climate legislation which would discourage tar sands imports to Europe is in its final stages
- Two Ministers from Alberta are travelling to Europe to lobby against the directive
- First Nations leader will visit Europe and meet with decision-makers to advocate for the directive and highlight importance of regulating against tar sands
- Climate scientists say emissions must be cut by 10% per decade to avoid runaway climate change
On Saturday, George Poitras, a former Chief from the Mikisew Cree First Nation, will travel to the Netherlands, France and the UK, to raise awareness of the devastating impacts of tar sands development on First Nations communities, and to advocate that the EU supports the labelling of tar sands fuel as highly polluting in the EU Fuel Quality Directive (FQD).
Submit your Videos and post your local actions for Idle No More’s Global Day of Action, #Oct7Proclaim!
To our Indigenous Peoples & Allies across Mother Earth,
Idle No More’s Global Day of Action #Oct7Proclaim is quickly approaching. Up to this point we have 21 actions that have been listed on the INM website and many more that are being organized. We strongly urge you all to stand up and be counted and list your actions here: http://www.idlenomore.ca/eventsRead more
A message from Powershift 2013 Mass Action
Dealing with climate change will never be an easy task. We are up against the largest and wealthiest corporations on the planet, but if history has proven anything, its that a movement of organized people can beat even the most entrenched organized money. If I can distill one goal from PowerShift it’s to build that movement, and in doing so to work across movements because when movements organize together, we can move mountains.Read more
Truth and Reconciliation walk turnout amazes organizers, as an estimated 70,000 brave downpour in Vancouver
BY SARAH TAGUIAM - THE PROVINCE, PHOTO CREDIT: @BenSimons28
A sea of people that organizers estimated at 70,000 braved pouring rain and chanted their way through downtown Vancouver on Sunday in Canada’s first reconciliation walk.
“It’s amazing ... that so many people came out in spite of the rain to show their commitment to reconciliation and creating a new society that embraces all of us,” said Reconciliation Canada executive director Karen Joseph.Read more
The Hupacasath First Nation in BC has filed a legal injunction to stop an extreme 31-year corporate rights deal between Canada and China that holds massive environmental, human rights and sovereignty implications. And they need your help to raise critical funds this week!
BY Chris Cobb - Ottawa Citizen, Photo Credit: Bruno Schlumberger
The Nepean Redskins football club’s board of directors will officially announce Friday that they will change the club’s name.
The club has been under fire from across Canada for what critics say is an outdated, racist reference to native people.
But the Redskins had resisted the change, saying there was never any intent to offend any group.Read more
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 Johan Sandberg MacGuinne
Over the last couple of months, Gállok – an area of huge cultural importance to the indigenous reindeer herding communities Sirges and Jåhkågasska, situated close to Jåhkkåmåhke on Lule Saami lands – has become the physical base of an on-going protest against the British mining company Beowulf and its Swedish counterpart Jokkmokk Iron Mines AB.
Since early June, a group of dedicated activists have been camped next to the road that was illegally made through the area to allow JIMAB access to the area in order to commence their prospecting, and what might have been dismissed as a small interference of no greater importance soon turned into a pan-Saami protest against neo-colonialism on Saami lands.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