Last Saturday during my participation in the Women’s March on Washington: Toronto I was asked many times “Why do you march?” My answer was the same every time, “First Nations women in so-called Canada do not have the same representation, rights, liberties and freedoms that Canadian women are entitled to, in abundance.”Read more
This Thursday, July 7th, join Idle No More and Defenders of the Land in a free webinar organized by Indigenous Climate Action:Read more
On Earth Day the Trudeau government and 175 other countries signed the Paris Agreement -- pledging to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
We must ensure that Canada keeps the promise made in Paris by keeping fossil fuels in the ground. We must also ensure that Canada keeps its promise to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in it's entirety. This means upholding Indigenous Peoples right to “Free Prior and Informed Consent”, including the power to say NO to energy extraction and infrastructure on our territories.
We need a plan, a “People’s Climate Plan” to create community pressure across the land to ensure that the Trudeau government’s forthcoming climate strategy ensures a just transition for all Indigenous Peoples and workers.Read more
Open Invitation To Attend & Support:
On behalf of the “Great Nibi Gathering” Planning Committee and with great excitement we are honoured to let you know about an incredible gathering this summer. It will take place at Ojibway Park in Garden River First Nation, Ontario July 14-17, 2016.Read more
Overview Of Canada’s Termination Plan
Onkwehonwe Governance And Politics
Presented on March 24/16 by Russell Diablo, First Nations Policy Consultant
Idle No More Stands in Solidarity with the People of Honduras
Honduran Indigenous, environmental rights campaigner and co-founder of the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), Berta Cáceres was assassinated in her La Esperanza home. Telesur correspondent, Gilda Silvestruci confirmed that the Honduran leader was killed at 0100 local central standard time, on Thursday March 3rd.
Idle No More organizers stand in solidarity with the family of Berta Cáceres, the Lenca people, and the people of Honduras. We extend our deepest condolences for the irreplaceable loss that is felt worldwide.Read more
Indigenous Peoples & Climate Change
With Arthur Manuel & Naomi Klein
February 17 & 18, 2016
Idle No More - One House Many Nations: Next Steps
The One House Many Nations campaign raises awareness about housing conditions and pressures governments to live up to their Treaty, moral, and legal responsibilities, in addition to providing homes. We are starting a pilot project with the goal of creating a small sustainable village. Sustainable forms of energy such as solar and wind are extremely expensive to access and install especially in non-urban settings. An associated think tank would connect current partners with experts who have the technology and skills to produce small sustainable communities.
The One House Many Nations: Next Steps focuses on building sustainable housing out of recycled wooden pallets. This project is significant for three reasons:
Dismantling The Doctrine Of Discovery
Idle No More stands in solidarity with our relations of the Continental Commission Abya Yala being organized in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico from February 9-10, 2016. We will continue to support the continental movement to exercise our Indigenous Self Determination and Nationhood. We will work together across borders to construct a long-term continental decolonization strategy, in the spirit of Self Determination of Original Nations of Indigenous Peoples.
January 4, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
To bring attention to the housing crisis in Canada, Idle No More started the One House Many Nations awareness and action Campaign in October 2015.
Over 300 people and organizations have donated money or supplies and have volunteered time to the One House Many Nations Campaign.
The first sustainable, off the grid and eco-friendly mini-home is finished and is to be delivered to a family on the Big River First Nation. The delivery is scheduled for Wednesday January 6th 2016.
In a wealthy country such as Canada, it is absolutely possible to provide affordable, sustainable and alternative energy homes. In an era of reconciliation and “Nation to Nation”: the issue of shelter needs immediate solutions and attention. This is one of many amazing actions toward mitigating climate change and the First Nations housing crisis.
An opportunity will be given to the public as well as to the media to view and ask questions about the mini-home at the Grasswoods Gas station tomorrow Wednesday January 6th 2016 between 9:30 and 10:30 AM. For further information please contact the following;
Sylvia McAdam 306-281-8158
Sheelah McLean 306-280-3245
Anita Munn 204-509-2354
To donate supplies or building materials contact Avery: OneHouseManyNationsINM@gmail.com
The One House, Many Nations campaign is creating networks to support sustainable housing on First Nations. We are raising awareness about Federal responsibility for adequate funding, while taking action ourselves. Be part of the movement.
Visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/OneHouseManyNations
Make a Donation: www.indiegogo.com/projects/one-house-many-nations