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Krystalline Kraus is an intrepid journalist and veteran reporter for rabble.ca since its 2001 beginnings. She needs neither a red cape nor safety goggles to fly into her latest political assignment. She often live-tweets from events -- almost exclusively First Nations and environmental issues. You can follow her on Twitter @krystalline_k.

Activist Communique: Toronto on Friday #J11 - Round Dance and Candle Light Vigil for Chief Spence

| January 10, 2013
Photo by Krystalline Kraus

Annin/Hello everyone,

Here is a quick write up of events for Friday in Toronto. KEEP CALM AND ROUND DANCE ON!

1: Canadian Solidarity fast (24h) for Chief Spence for her meeting with Harper on Jan 11

 Starts Friday for 24 hours.

Anywhere!

Sign up on Facebook here.

The Call Out:

Canadian Solidarity fast (24h) for Chief Spence to support her in her meeting with Harper on Friday January 11, 2013 – if she chooses to attend or not. I am calling on all Canadians to fast all Friday for Chief Spence.

You'll have all week to prepare to shift your thoughts, attentions and prayers off yourself (by consuming food) and onto a cause greater than yourself (Chief Theresa, First Nations communities across Canada). It's that simple.

I would like to help to help Chief Spence out. I know you would to. I spoke a few times with an Indigenous grandmother who gave me an eagle feather and I respect her opinion concerning this action – performing this fast - and whether it is good and fits in with the Seven Grandfather teachings. She agreed with me and said she will pray for us, as I hope others do.

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2: Idle No More Toronto Round Dance flash mob in Toronto

Friday January 11 – the global day of action #J11 supporting Chief Theresa Spence

1:00 pm

Dundas Square – Dundas Avenue and Yonge Street.

Drummers and singers welcome!

Sign up on Facebook here.

The Call Out:

We are at an important time in the #IdleNoMore movement, and we need to keep momentum up now that Harper has agreed to meet with the AFN. So I’m writing this post to give everyone a brief overview about the planned #J11 action.

All nations and all people from around the world are invited to join in celebrating and affirming their support for what is happening and the need to keep things moving forward together.

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3: Candlelight Vigil and March in Support of Idle No More

Friday January 11, 2013

8:00 pm

Queen’s Park and Harbord

For more information, see this Facebook page.

The Deets:

The best way to promote solidarity is in numbers of well informed people.
We are changing the location of this event to coincide with Idle NO More Toronto's planned Candlelight March. It will begin in Queens Park at the Big Horse Statue.

There will be no drums or singers in this event. It will be a quiet, harmonious but POWERFUL event.

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For a list of global #J11 events, please see this link.

 

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