Indigenous Solidarity Action of Occupy Ottawa and Cinema Academica present a screening of the Youtubes from Occupy Talks: Indigenous Perspectives on the Occupy Movement
With an intro from Tigerlily Quorra, an activist with Occupy Ottawa and a Kwakuitl woman.
Description: What does it mean to ‘Occupy already occupied lands?’. How does the Occupy movement relate to 500 years of resistance on Turtle Island?
Ottawa is unceded and occupied Algonquin territory, so what, exactly, does the name "Occupy Ottawa" signify? There are, in fact, numerous military invasions, aka occupations all over the world, including the ongoing occupations of Afghanistan and of Palestine. Given all this, there has been a strong debate both within and outside of the Occupy movement over the name itself, and over the movement foregrounding an anti-colonial politics that address the lived experiences of indigenous peoples, acknowledges their ongoing resistance to the Canadian settler state, and that draws from the large body of anti-colonial theory and practice that exists.
This event is part of an ongoing dialogue that Occupy Ottawa wants to have both internally, and with the broader public. So come out to learn from these indigenous activists, and to have a respectful discussion of the question of, "What does it mean to Occupy lands that are already Occupied?"
This event featured speakers Tom B.K. Goldtooth, Clayton Thomas-Muller and Leanne Simpson with MC Tannis Nielson to explore and discuss these dynamics of the Occupy movement.
Thanks Giving: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtV5kzkkbxA&feature=related
John Trudel Opening Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6mTWuC9o_E&feature=share
Leanne Simpson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfvRgx5uyQs&feature=related
Clayton Thomas-Muller: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwKIJAsOCiM
Tom Goldtooth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFWnD5UhbhY&feature=related
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