Toronto Round Dance in support of Idle No More – Friday
Friday December 21, 2012
12:00 pm noon
The Call Out:
**CALLING ALL DRUMS - ALL SINGERS - ALL DANCERS **
An organized and mobilized action by Idle No More Toronto: Calling all - Indigenous people(s) and Canadians, that are in support of both; ensuring the inherent rights of First Nations People(s) and the protection of our environment/waters.
Remember, this is a Flash Mob Round Dance NOT a Rally or Protest! Drums should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
*Concrete plan details will be disclosed early Friday morning with a posting on our FB event page. We encourage people to bring their Native pride and be ready to #idleNOmore. Make sure your cell phones are capable of receiving Facebook notifications to stay up to date with all the excitement.
You can follow Idle No More Toronto on Twitter @IdleNoTo
Bring your own Signs! We encourage you to make a sign repping your Nation.
We have organized this event to gather in SUPPORT, SOLIDARITY and UNITY with The First Nation(s) across Canada, and also in Support of ATTAWAPISKAT Chief Theresa Spence, who is currently enduring a HUNGER STRIKE to raise critical awareness, of the dire position of her Peoples. While the media continues to mythologize the history, which has coerced the Attawapiskat Nation into crisis.
This flash mob ROUND DANCE is created to EDUCATE - RAISE AWARENESS - BUILD SOLIDARITY WITH ALL PEOPLE(S) ACROSS TURTLE ISLAND so that they may know, of what is happening to Indigenous People across the Country and HOW BILL C-45 is an act of cultural/environmental genocide....WHICH AFFECTS US ALL!!!
What is FLASH MOB?
A flash mob is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place to perform an unusual act for a brief time, and then quickly disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression. Flash mobs are organized via telecommunications, social media, or viral emails.!
What is a ROUND DANCE?
Round dance is not ballroom dancing. It is a friendship dance that has long been held as a courting activity. It is performed during a portion of a powwow and during many social occasions. The round dance has an infectious upbeat tempo and creates a simple and fun activity.
Round daces are performed during the intertribal social portion of a powwow. During the long winter nights Native people gather for the Round Dance, this traditional dance inspires both young and old alike. It is a time for friendship! A Dance that, builds UNITY and relationships with ALL NATIONS.
The Round Dance will be followed by a teach in. Details TBA.
THIS ROUND DANCE WILL BE IN PEACE, FRIENDSHIP & UNITY AS A WAY TO EDUCATE, RAISE AWARENESS, BUILD SOLIDARITY WITH ALL PEOPLES!
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