From the press release of NuxalkRadio:

On Saturday July 1, from 5am to 11pm Pacific Daylight Time, Nuxalk Radio is celebrating the right to self-determination in the spirit of the late Secwepemc / Ktunaxa leader Arthur Manuel.  Tune in as they educate listeners regarding Canada’s constitutional framework which was first established 150 years ago in the British North America Act (1867) which illegally confiscated Indigenous lands, territories, and resources, spawned the post-confederation Indian Act and attempted to write Indigenous jurisdiction— and Indigenous Peoples— out of existence.  Please note that if you are reading Unsettling Canada and want to discuss it with other readers, you can join babble’s book lounge discussion.

Nuxalk Radio will be airing:

– a reading of Arthur Manuel’s book: Unsetting Canada: A National Wake-Up Call
– the Brain Power Our show comprised of talks about reindigenizing our world by warriors, authors and activists such as Russell Diabo, Arthur Manuel, Sharon Venne, Sakej Ward, Taiaiake Alfred, Pam Palmater and more.
– “The Blanket Exercise” **live** from Homalco territory. An interactive and impactful learning experience that teaches the Indigenous rights history where participants stand on blankets that represent the land. They walk through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. See CMAC for more info.
– Nuxalk Staltmc (Hereditary Leader) songs. Each Nuxalk Staltmc represents and holds duty over a particular area of Nuxalk territory. Each Staltmc holds a song, which tells a story about the leadership s/he carries.
– and more.

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Maya Bhullar

Maya Bhullar has over 15 years of professional experience in such diverse areas as migration, labour, urban planning and community mobilization. She has a particular interest in grassroots engagement,...