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| December 9, 2014

2nd Anniversary of Idle No More National Day of Action

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 6:00pm


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Come join in and invite your friends and family (via facebook & other) to Idle No More's second anniversary Round Dance (Bring hand Drums and wear your Regalia if you can)).

Join in the Round Dance that will be circling Stephen Harper's office - on unceded Algonquin Territory- on December 10th 2014 at 6:00 pm.

This circle will be a reminder to all Canadians and the Canadian Government how central and crucial First Nation's presence, spirits and voices are in protecting the land, water, air and animals for future generations.

Solidarity against Keystone XL pipeline crosses borders

photo: flickr/idlenomore

Washington DC – Northern Plains Tribal leaders and land owners representing the Cowboy and Indian Alliance joined in cross-border solidarity yesterday with their First Nations counterparts on the steps of the Canadian embassy. Their aim was to send a clear message to the Canadian and US governments to Honor the Treaties. Representatives of the Dakota, Lakota, Nakota, Ponca, Ojibway, and Cree Nations stood alongside ranchers and farmers to hold up huge letters spelling out “Honor The Treaties” and blown-up images of Treaty 8, Treaty 6, and the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868, which cover Indigenous people’s lands affected by the controversial Canadian tar sands and the Keystone XL pipeline.


'Got Land? Thank an Indian' challenges and creates awareness of Treaties

Photo: Atom Charly
The controversy of the 'Got Land? Thank an Indian' shirts have challenged individuals to become more aware of Canada's colonial history.

Related rabble.ca story:

Got Land? Improve your treaty literacy

Photo: Atom Charly

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This past October 2013, I was walking with many of my family, friends who were mostly children on a historic walk to create awareness about an oil spill by Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNRL). The spill started in May 2013 near Cold Lake, Alberta within Treaties 6 and 8 territories. To this day, CNRL still has no idea how to stop it. 


Looking back at one year of Idle No More: Niigaan In Conversation

Recorded on December 10th in Ottawa, for the Red Man Laughing Podcast, Niigaan: In Conversation. takes a looks at year one of Idle No More. The panel of guests include Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, Serpent River Chief Isadore Day, Wab Kinew, Leanne Simpson, Lee Maracle, Geraldine King & Celina Cada-Matasawagon.

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