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Idle No More is a grassroots protest movement that is sweeping the WORLD.

What is the Idle No More movement?

The Idle No More movement is a peaceful revolution taken up by indigenous people, particularly in Canada, to cause reform in the governments who have neglected, even damaged, their relationships with First Nation and Native communities.

This movement is meant to honor native nation's sovereignty and to protect the land and water of our earth.

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Missed a call from the cop shop

I'm involved in one of the solidarity protests in BC and came home today from a missed call from the local RCMP. The message just said to call a specific officer and when I called back they weren't around and dispatch didn't know what it was about. I have a feeling it's because they got wind of the protest and there will be masks and sanitizer for everyone in attendance. Just wondering if somebody has been through something similar and has advice

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Free library of films, music videos and documentaries featuring indigenous people of North, Central and South America

Free library of films, music videos and documentaries featuring indigenous people of North, Central and South America


#StayAtHome #VoicesofAmerikua #Indigenous #Films #Documentaries

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Let's get an indigenous person on the five dollar bill! It's symbolic but also a great way to get the country talking about the achievements and plight of our first peoples - Who would you suggest?

The bank of Canada is asking for nominations for who should be on the new five. There are so many indigenous people (First Nation, Inuit or Métis) who are not as well represented in our history or known to most Canadians but contributed greatly to our country. It's only symbolic but symbols still matter and will help elevate the stories of our first peoples amongst the non-indigenous.

I've just named five who made great achievements and exude our values. What do you think of these possibilities and are there any others you might suggest?

#Francis Pegahmagabow (Binaaswi), 1889-1952

Fought in World War I while Indigenous Canadians were still barred from serving. He became the most effective sniper in World War I, fighting in Ypres, Somme and Passchendale. He was later Chief of the Wasauksing First Nations and Supreme Chief of the Native Independent Government (later known as the Assembly of First Nations) advocating for the rights of Indigenous People in Canada

#Tecumseh, 1768-1813

Chief and Warrior of Shawnee and led a pan-Indian Confederation. He fought American encroachment on indigenous territory in several wars and died fighting the Americans alongside British Canada in the War of 1812 in pursuit of an Indigenous Confederation in the west

#Elsie Marie Knott, 1922-1995

First woman elected as a First Nations Chief (Curve Lake) and won eight consecutive elections. She worked to preserve the Ojibwe language and culture while developing programs for school enrollment

#Taamusi Qumaq, 1914-1993

Despite lacking any formal education and being only fluent in Inuktitut, he worked on the preservation of Inuit culture and language while integrating the Inuit into Canadian institutions. He published a 30,000 word Inuktitut dictionary and an encyclopedia on Inuit customs and founded and was chair of the village council in Puvirnituq

#Chanie Wenjack, 1954-1966

An Ojibwe Anishinaabe boy who at nine was taken from his home to attend a residential school, where he was abused and mistreated. At 12, he escaped and attempted to make his way home. He walked for his freedom 51 kilometers on foot before dying from hunger and exposure. His death brought inquest and national attention on the systemic abuse of indigenous children in the residential school system

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help locating "resistance to war, occupation, and empire" by Ward Churchill

Hi all, I'm trying to locate a copy of (I think) I transcribed speech or article. The thing I'm looking for is "War, Occupation, and Empire." I keep on coming across links from 'zmag' or 'znet' but those links don't work anymore. if anyone knows where I can find a stable link or a PDF of what I'm talking about, it would be much appreciated. I hope this is the right place to ask. Thank you

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