#IdleNoMore

A call to join a revolution honoring Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water & halts Colonial attacks on Indigenous rights which damage lands and waters.

idle no more harper dec 2012

Onkwehon:we Rising in Solidarity – Ottawa, December 2012

SEE: #INM and Defenders Call to Action

May 20 2013

We must repair these violations, live the spirit and intent of the treaty  relationship, work towards justice in action, and protect Mother Earth.

#IdleNoMore page “Manifesto”:

We contend that:
The Treaties are nation to nation agreements between Canada and First Nations who are sovereign nations. The Treaties are agreements that cannot be altered or broken by one side of the two Nations. The spirit and intent of the Treaty agreements meant that First Nations peoples would share the land, but retain their inherent rights to lands and resources. Instead, First Nations have experienced a history of colonization which has resulted in outstanding land claims, lack of resources and unequal funding for services such as education and housing.

idle no more dec 19 2012 401

Highway 401 (London) – December 19, 2012

Canada has become one of the wealthiest countries in the world by using the land and resources. Canadian mining, logging, oil and fishing companies are the most powerful in the world due to land and resources. Some of the poorest First Nations communities (such as Attawapiskat) have mines or other developments on their land but do not get a share of the profit. The taking of resources has left many lands and waters poisoned – the animals and plants are dying in many areas in Canada. We cannot live without the land and water. We have laws older than this colonial government about how to live with the land.

We contend that:
Currently, this government is trying to pass many laws so that reserve lands can also be bought and sold by big companies to get profit from resources. They are promising to share this time…Why would these promises be different from past promises? We will be left with nothing but poisoned water, land and air. This is an attempt to take away sovereignty and the inherent right to land and resources from First Nations peoples.

We contend that:

There are many examples of other countries moving towards sustainability, and we must demand sustainable development as well. We believe in healthy, just, equitable and sustainable communities and have a vision and plan of how to build them.

Please join us in creating this vision.

From:  http://apihtawikosisan.com/2012/12/11/the-natives-are-restless-wondering-why/

dec 31 2012 chief spence press release

Press Release, January 14, 2013
From: INM founders, organizers and Elder advisers

Idle No More has a responsibility to resist current government policies in a peaceful and respectful way. It can be done. It can be done without aggression or violence. This is an energetic, exciting and transformative time. This movement has been guided by spiritual Elders, dreams, visions, and from peoples’ core values. We are here to ensure the land, the waters, the air, and the creatures and indeed each of us, return to balance and discontinue harming each other and the earth. To keep us on this good path, we ask that you, as organizers create space for Elders or knowledge / ceremonial keepers to assist in guiding decisions as we move forward. It is up to each of us to see that this movement respects all people, the environment, and our communities and neighbours. In peace and solidarity.
May 20 IdleNoMore  Call to Action

May 20 IdleNoMore
Call to Action

https://www.box.com/s/b4nliy1q8u1f0v8n3j9g

2013 may 20 idlenomore call to action defenders of the land may 20

IdleNoMore Call to Action: Defenders of the Land

2013 may 20 idlenomore call to action defenders of the land may 20 why and how2013 may 20 idlenomore call to action defenders of the land may 20 our water is not for sale

Sovereignty Summer

Sovereignty Summer

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: