OPIRG-Carleton Newsletter December 4th 2013

Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls 

familiesofsistersinspirit.com

 

As Idle No More organizers prepare for a Dec 8th #INM1yr Webinar and a Dec 10th action in Ottawa against the FNEA, Indigenous land defenders are standing strong from Elsipogtog, to Barriere Lake, to Lubicon Lake.

Read and watch these powerful messages and updates from Land Defenders, and keep a look-out for the launch of an Idle No More CrowdFunding Campaign and a series of actions throughout December.
 

ELSIPOGTOG:

MESSAGE TO #IDLENOMORE FROM TWO WARRIORS FROM THE ELSIPOGTOG ANTI-FRACKING BLOCKADE CAMP IN UNCEADED MIQMAC TERRITORY.

http://www.idlenomore.ca/message_to_idlenomore_from_two_warriors_from_the_elsipogtog_anti_fracking_blockade_camp_in_unceaded_miqmac_territory?utm_campaign=d4emailblast&utm_medium=email&utm_source=idlenomore
 

SUZANNE PATLES OF ELSIPOGTOG WARRIORS SOCIETY SPEAKS TO IDLENOMORE

http://www.idlenomore.ca/suzanne_patles_of_elsipogtog_warriors_society_speaks_to_idlenomore?utm_campaign=d4emailblast&utm_medium=email&utm_source=idlenomore 

A MESSAGE FOR IDLENOMORE FROM CHIEF AARON SOCK OF ELSIPOGTOG FIRST NATION!

http://www.idlenomore.ca/a_message_for_idlenomore_from_chief_aaron_sock_of_elsipogtog_first_nation?utm_campaign=d4emailblast&utm_medium=email&utm_source=idlenomore
 

BARRIERE LAKE:

Algonquins of Barriere Lake Stop Unauthorized Forestry Operations On Their Territory Until Agreements Respected.  “"We are trying to protect and steward the land and water for future generations of native and non-native society, " says Norman Matchewan, a Barriere Lake councillor.”  Read full article. Read the letter they sent to the Quebec Government.

#LockDownLine9:

Toronto activists lock down to equipment at Enbridge Line 9 river crossing on Dec 3rd. Members of Rising Tide Toronto have locked down to equipment at an Enbridge Line 9 river crossing, effectively halting construction. This construction is taking place before the NEB has approved this pipeline reversal project. This action, taking place on Mississauga New Credit territory, was done in solidarity with Indigenous sovereigntist and environmental justice struggles across Turtle Island.   Read media release.

LUBICON

On November 26th the Lubicon Lake Nation people have been driven to enforce their Law against PENN WEST PETROLEUM LTD. (TSX: PWT); (NYSE: PWE).  They took actions against an oil lease site located in their Territory by peacefully occupying a nearby access road. The oil and gas giant.Penn West has indicated they intend to drill and use hydraulic fracturing at the location. The site is at the headwaters of a nearby lake, bordered by the traditional Lubicon community of Kinosew Sakahikan referred to provincially as Haig Lake.  Read full article. More up to date information can be found on their website at: http://www.lubiconlakenation.ca/ and on twitter: @LubiconNation

DEC 8TH WEBINAR

Mana Moana: Pacifika Rising!! By Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer RSVP Now! #IdleNoMore is so honored and excited to have Indigenous scholar and activist Manulani Aluli Meyer join us for the Idle No More Webinar on Dec. 8th!! Manulani received her doctorate in education from Harvard University. She is currently the International Indigenous professor at Te Wananga o Aotearoa, a Maori university in New Zealand, after teaching at UH Hilo for 20 years. She is cofounder of Kaiao Garden at the Boys and Girls Club in Hilo and of Hoea Ea Food Sovereignty Youth Conferences. She is author of Ho‘oulu: Our Time of Becoming—Hawaiian Epistemology and Early Writings.

DEC 10TH OTTAWA ACTION #NoWayFNEA

#NoWayFNEA Idle No More Ontario  Learn more and RSVP for the event!  The Federal Government of Canada has had their chance to educate First Nations peoples. They did a horrible job, nearly decimating our languages and cultures in the process. Now the Harper government wants to impose a new First Nations Education Act.

They are not qualified.

Blackmailing us with funding to sign education agreements we don't agree with, can't implement without money and don't want anyway. Violating privacy laws with ridiculous requirements for all First Nations students. We are stopping the FNEA!

Listen to what key people have to say about this. Learn how you can help. Rise!

  • 11:00 AM Victoria Island Ceremony and Sacred Fire with Algonquin Elder Peter DeContie

  • 11:20 AM Ceremonial March to Parliament Hill with Ogitichta (Vern Harper is the Spiritual Elder to this Drum), Nation Flags, Eagle Staffs

  • 12:00 NOON Algonquin Elder to welcome us to the Hill.

  • Speakers list to include Russ Diabo, Wab Kinew, Charlie Angus, Gayle .

  • 2:00 PM Round Dance with David Charette

  • 3:00 PM End of event                                                                                          

For more information, visit Idle No More website: http://www.idlenomore.ca/ 

 

National Day of Remembrance & Action to End Violence Against women 2013- Carleton
Graduate Students' Association- Carleton 
 

Friday December 6th
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
GSA- 600 Unicentre 


On Friday December 6th please join us to honour and remember those lost on December 6th 1989 in Montreal.
All are welcome to attend a facilitated discussion about community building to end gender based violence. A light lunch will be served as well as coffee and tea. Support will be available. (600 UC). 


For more information on the full schedule for the day, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/580749541993968/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming 

 

December 6th Vigil- Ottawa 2013 

Women's Event Network


Friday December 6th 
6:00 pm 
Minto Park, Ottawa 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1382653011980222/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming 

 

Urban Legends Feat JustJamal, Ali Bomaye, Sir Realist, Sense Say & Prufrock
Urban Legends Poetry Slam 

Friday December 6th 
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
Carleton University 

https://www.facebook.com/events/233724280121560/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming 

 

Palestinian Film Screening: Salt of this Sea 
Independent Jewish Voices 

Sunday December 8th 
1:00 pm 
Mayfair Theater, Ottawa 


Independent Jewish Voices Ottawa is proud to present a screening of the Palestinian film 'Salt of this Sea'. 
Independent Jewish Voices recognizes that the Palestinian narrative is silenced in the mainstream and we wish to break that cycle. This beautiful film touches on the issues of refugees, the right of return, and exile. 

For more information on this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/560254344068338/?previousaction=join&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=1 

 

Ottawa Book Launch: Public Sector Unions in the Age of Austerity 

Octopus Books 

Thursday December 14th
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 
251 Bank Street, 2nd Floor, Ottawa 

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/185061978342823/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming 

 

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers 

Tuesday December 17th 
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 
Centretown CHC- Room 208 wheelchair accessible 


DECOLONIZE AND AGITATE!

Join us on December 17th at 530 - 420 Cooper (Centretown CHC - room 208 - wheelchair accessible)

POWER (Prostitutes of Ottawa/Gatineau Work Educate and Resist), Families of Sisters in Spirit and the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, with the support of the AIDS Committee of Ottawa, invite you to an evening dedicated to understanding and denouncing the hate crimes and violence committed against sex workers in our city and globally, as well as building solidarity between communities.

This event will be a fundraiser for Families of Sisters in Spirit's February 14th Vigil for missing and murdered Indigenous women as our work is intimately connected.

Please bring a donation if you are able to contribute.

SCREENING: 'Remember the Living' 

"In this film Monica Forrester from the 'Aboriginal Sex Work Education Project', asks us to honour and grieve the Indigenous trans sisters in the sex industry that we've lost due to violence, systemic abuse and neglect, to demand more--and to remember those who are still living!"

SPEAKERS AND DISCUSSION FACILITATORS:

Emily Symon - POWER ::: Prostitutes of Ottawa / Gatineau Work Educate & Resist
Colleen Cardinal - Families of Sisters in Spirit
Alexa Lesperance - The Native Youth Sexual Health Network
Ariel Smith 

Snacks provided!


For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/649986825052400/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Posted on December 4, 2013 .