For the great Secwepemc leader Arthur Manuel, decolonization meant recovering the land, and rebuilding the economy. His book “The Reconciliation Manifesto” presents a devastating look at the backrooms and predatory spaces of settler state colonialism in Canada. But it also theorizes in plain language the steps Indigenous peoples are taking and must take to get back their lands and emplace themselves back in protective spaces of belonging and political freedom.Read more
10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE UN DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES - NO REASON FOR CANADA TO CELEBRATE!
(Turtle Island/Tuesday September 12, 2017) September 13th 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), a universal legal framework, which acknowledges the inherent collective human rights of the approximately 370 million Indigenous Peoples worldwide. Whilst a few celebrations of this anniversary are taking place in Canada organized together with establishment organizations who do not represent the grassroots Indigenous Peoples who are the proper title and rights holders, it is questionable, if the country has anything to celebrate about. According to the latest periodic report of the UN Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (UN CERD), Indigenous Peoples in Canada are still facing systematic racial discrimination in the enjoyment of their inherent rights.Read more
IDLE NO MORE & DEFENDERS OF THE LAND: CALL TO ACTION
UNsettling Canada 150
In honour of Arthur Manuel, we call for a National Day of Action in support of Indigenous self-determination over land, territories, and resources
UNsettling Canada 150 Webinar
July 1, 2017Read more
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