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Activist Communique: Call Out for Idle No More drummers, singers and dancers in Toronto on Canada Day

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At High Noon on Canada Day in Toronto, Idle No More drummers, singers and dancers are being asked to bring their beautiful songs to the afternoon of resistance against Harper.

Save Canada rallies are going to be occurring all across Canada. “The theme is ‘Save Canada’ during a day of national pride. A day when many Canadians feel most patriotic. As Canada day is meant to be fun the objective is have fun and not to disrupt Canada day celebrations but simply add to the event.”

In Toronto, the noon rally will be at Dundas Square.

The Call Out for actions on Canada reads, “This is a call out across the entire country to do the same. As the summer gets hotter, and the days get longer, we are getting fed up with all the inaction of the government. This action is to be a peaceful way to show our discontent with the Federal Conservative Government and their policies." 

Idle No More and Defenders of the land called for a Sovereignty Summer in Canada for 2013.  Spokesperson Clayton Thomas-Muller stated, "Communities are getting ready to make a very significant point over the summer."

Jointly, their call to action states:

The Defenders of the Land and Idle No More issued this call to action last March.

We demand that Canada, the provinces and the territories:

1: Repeal provisions of Bill C-45 (including changes to the Indian Act and Navigable Waters Act, which infringe on environmental protections, Aboriginal and Treaty rights) and abandon all pending legislation which does the same.

2: Deepen democracy in Canada through practices such as proportional representation and consultation on all legislation concerning collective rights and environmental protections, and include legislation which restricts corporate interests.

3:In accordance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples' principle of free, prior, and informed consent, respect the right of Indigenous peoples to say no to development on their territory.”

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The event is called under thr banner: Idle No More Sovereignty Summer: Reclaiming Traditional Territories National Call Out

Here are the links to the event pages for Idle No More events happening right across the country.

B.C.

Victoria:
https://www.facebook.com/events/498194996900216/

Prince George:
https://www.facebook.com/events/373901932714931/?context=create

Courtney:
https://www.facebook.com/events/4581576809256

More TBA, please see this link:

Other days of action:

Indigenous Rally and Flash Mob - Saskatoon

Stop Harper Day Rally and March - Vancouver

Save Canada Day - London, Ontario

 

 

 

 

 

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