Indigenous Rights

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Women's world congress on indigenous communities

Nov 28, 2011
Room 108, St. John’s College, Fort Garry Campus. University of Manitobia Winnipeg , MB
Canada
49° 53' 59.1144" N, 97° 8' 14.9784" W
Manitoba CA
The one-day workshop will consist of presentations and sharing circles to discuss issues pertaining to women's agenda
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Criminalization of Indigenous Peoples and Harper's New Crime Bill

Nov 24, 2011
University of Toronto Schools
371 Bloor Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 58.9572" N, 79° 24' 10.4976" W
Ontario CA
In partnership with Indigenous Sovereignty Week this event features speakers building attention and awareness and disseminating ideas around indigenism and building a cross-Canada movement.
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KI First Nation leaders speak

Nov 23, 2011
Ryerson Student Centre
55 Gould St. Room: SCC 115
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 28.7604" N, 79° 22' 42.5604" W
Ontario CA
Featuring: KI Chief Donny Morris, KI Spokesperson John Cutfeet, Judy Rebick.
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Indigenous Sovereignty Week Toronto 2011

Nov 14, 2011 to Nov 27, 2011
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
Ontario CA
Indigenous Sovereignty Week gathers people together to build local relationships around the dissemination of ideas of Indigenism and to contribute to building a cross-Canada movement.
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Sisters in Spirit Vigil 2011

Oct 4, 2011 to Oct 5, 2011
Across Canada, Times vary, National
Canada
CA
Each year on Oct. 4, communities across Canada come together to honour the lives of missng and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.
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Say no to the tar sands rally and sit-in

Sep 26, 2011
Centennial Flame, Parliament Hill Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 41.6592" N, 75° 41' 53.4984" W
Ontario CA
Join a historic action to oppose the tar sands. In a large peaceful protest, many will be risking arrest to tell the Harper government that we don’t support his reckless agenda.
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Welcome to Haida High

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It's a sunny June 1 morning in Yan, an ancient Haida village on the northeast coast of the island of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. Once home to two different Haida clans, all that's left of the village is a re-created Haida building, a few decaying totem poles, and the skulls of the people that died there lying just beyond the tree line. Abandoned by the Haida in the late 19th century, today the seaside site is crawling with teenagers.

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Walk4Justice Flash-mob Demo

Sep 8, 2011
Ryerson University
Church St and Gould St.
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 29.5452" N, 79° 22' 40.1664" W
Ontario CA
Walk4Justice, Church St & Gould (Ryerson) Thurs, Sept. 8, 330 PM-4:30PM Flashmob demo
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NY Times article: "Hispanics Identifying Themselves as Indians"

Came across this article, and found it interesting. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/04/nyregion/more-hispanics-in-us-calling-...

" “Hispanic is not a race, ” said Mr. Quiroz, whose ancestors were the Quechua people, of the Central Andes. “Hispanic is not a culture. Hispanic is an invention by some people who wanted to erase the identity of indigenous communities in America.”

“We don’t believe we have to accept this identity just because we speak Spanish,” Mr. Quiroz added."

 

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Two Spirits

An interview with Two Spirits director, Lydia Nibley

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Fred’s mother asked, “Why are people killed for being who they are?” It just doesn’t make sense that when LGBT and two-spirit people express who they are, they face bullying in schools, rejection by their families, and the institutional discrimination that makes life incredibly difficult. I’ve come to understand that when people express themselves fully they have important contributions to make—and that a range of gender and sexuality is a gift to the culture.

 

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Pipeline Oil Spill Affecting Little Buffalo

In Little Buffalo, people are complaining of a strong sour gas smell, nausea, etc that started after the huge oil spill.  No one even bothered to tell them about it!  And predictably, the company is denying that this has anything to do with the spill...

kind of reminds me how people are sick and dying in the gulf who worked on clean up crews and BP is denying that it has anything to do with them.  "it's coincidence!"

 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-a...

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