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Activist Communique: Friday #J11 - Vancouver Solidarity with Idle No More

| January 10, 2013
Activist Communique: Friday #J11 - Vancouver Solidarity with Idle No More

Friday #J11 - Vancouver Solidarity with Idle No More

The Deets:

Friday January 11, 2013

12:00 pm noon EST

Vancouver City Hall

Vancouver, BC

The Call Out:

MUST READ: Idle No More: Hints of a Global Super-Movement! http://huff.to/RtFplF

Idle No More is the most significant social movement of 2012. Idle No More was started by four Saskatchewan women who are angry that the Harper government failed to consult with aboriginal leaders before amending and passing legislation that directly impacts aboriginal treaty rights and Canada’s protected waterways.

It is worth noting that 3 of these women are indigenous, while one of the women is 'white' or non-indigenous. Idle No More calls on all people to join them in solidarity which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water.

Colonization continues through attacks to Indigenous rights and damage to the land and water. We must repair these violations, live the spirit and intent of the treaty relationship, work towards justice in action, and protect Mother Earth.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/winter-fails-to-slow-idle-no-mores-momentum/article6699001/
http://idlenomore1.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_11.html

Attawapiskat: You Want to Be Shown the Money? Here it Is. (the harper government is lying to you)http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/chelsea-vowel/attawapiskat-emergency_b_1127066.html


Why ‘Idle No More’ is gaining strength, and why all Canadians should care.

"Spence’s hunger strike is not just about Attawapiskat. It is not just about housing or school funding. And it is not just about the omnibus budget Bill C-45, which eliminates federally protected waterways and facilitates the sale of reserve lands without consultation. It is about all of that and more. Spence’s hunger strike is part of the Idle No More movement, which, in a matter of days, has become the largest, most unified, and potentially most transformative Indigenous movement.

The fundamental issue is the nation-to-nation treaty relationship with Indigenous peoples that Canadian governments repeatedly flout by passing legislation without free, prior and informed consent."
source:http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/1305420--why-idle-no-more-is-gaining-strength-and-why-all-canadians-should-care

Must Read: A Canadian Veteran's Letter to the editor about Idle No More, Chief Theresa Spence and his experience with the Oka, Quebec crisis, and why Stephen Harper needs to do the right thing and meet with the Chief >>http://www.facebook.com/OccupyCanada/posts/529930803692174

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An Ontario Judge has ordered the First Nations blockade of the railways to be closed down. Their demands are for Harper to meet with Chief Theresa Spence. It is becoming evidently clear that this is heading for a confrontation and a potential stand-off.
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/01/02/idle-no-more-blockade-sarnia-rail-cn-_n_2398543.html?utm_hp_ref=canada

****IT IS IMPORTANT that the media does not portray this standoff as "the Canadian people versus FN militants" like in Oka.


THIS MUST BE SEEN AS A CANADIAN POPULAR MOVEMENT. A movement that is ready to demand an end to Harper's relentless legislations that amount to nothing less then an outright assault on the fabric of this country.****

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On Friday January 11th, 2013, stand in solidarity with Chief Theresa Spence and all First Nations.

I think it is worth mentioning that it is the most disenfranchised portion of Canadians, who are idle no more.

They are leading the way. Is it not ironic, that they are cherishing this land more then us? Or perhaps its not ironic. Perhaps it is logic, after all the First Nations have been on this land for up to 50 000 years, and such time come a cultural bond with the land.


It is HIGH TIME that non-Aboriginal Canadians woke up, and began to shake off the shackles of apathy.
Apathy is destroying this country. The apathy of the masses is eating this great nation from the inside out.

We as CANADIANS must be united. We must stand as one. Today, we stand with the First Nations as one. We are all First Nations today. We are all warriors in solidarity!

Bring signs, and express your outrage PEACEFULLY and NON VIOLENTLY.
However let your outrage be known **loud** and clear.


It's time we took back our country from this out of control government. We must make our concerns heard. We must spread the word. It IS our duty.

#30#


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