MEDIA ADVISORY Indigenous Peoples hold national day of action demanding “deeds, not words” from Justin Trudeau

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http://www.idlenomore.ca/deeds_not_words

WHAT: Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous supporters staging actions and ceremonies, including rounddances and Treaty check stops and a picnic for the Peace River, across Canada and the United States

WHEN: Thanksgiving Monday / Indigenous Peoples Day, October 10, 2016

 

WHERE: For a list of actions across Canada:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1105033162898098/permalink/1110504175684330/ or see http://www.idlenomore.ca/deeds_not_words

 

WHO: First Nations, urban Indigenous people, and non-Native supporters. This day was initiated by the Women’s Committee of Defenders of the Land and is supported by a broad range of Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups, including Idle No More,350.org, and Greenpeace Canada.

For more information:Stop Alton Gas/Defenders of the Land Women’s Committee: clmaloney@eastlink.ca or 902.751.0077

Defenders of the Land: Russell Diabo, 613-296-0110 (can speak to federal policy on land issues, UNDRIP, funding)

Idle No More: Erica Violet Lee – Erica.lee@usask.ca

Eriel Tchekwie-Deranger, member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, can speak on pipelines, climate change, and Indigenous Peoples:  780-903-6598

Pam Palmater, Chair in Indigenous Governance, Ryerson University (can speak to federal policy on land, UNDRIP, funding)

For more event info and local contacts see links above or write indigenousdayofaction@gmail.com

What do you think Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should do for the Idle No More protesters? Call us (780) 492-2577 ext. 1 win prize!

Protesters denounce violence against aboriginal women

This was the 11th annual such march in Montreal. The first one took place in 2005 after Bridget Tolley’s mother Gladys was hit and killed by a Sureté du Quebec patrol car in 2001. Read more at: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/protesters-denounce-violence-against-aboriginal-women-1.3101891

For medial reasons, Charlene Klyne has been unable to return home to La Loche, Sask., and says she hasn't received enough supports as she stays in Saskatoon.

For medical reasons, Charlene Klyne has been unable to return home to La Loche, Sask., and says she hasn’t received enough supports as she stays in Saskatoon.

Markewich, C. (2016). La Loche, Sask., shooting victim shares story, calls for more support:Teacher hurt in school shooting says she has not been able to go home. CBC News. Retrieved From:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/la-loche-victim-calls-for-support-1.3783105.

 

 

Sunday worshippers at the Church of Our Lady of the Visitation in La Loche, Sask., pray for the victims of Friday’s mass shooting. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

Sunday worshippers at the Church of Our Lady of the Visitation in La Loche, Sask., pray for the victims of Friday’s mass shooting.(John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

 

Dew Hayden Taylor writes Indigenous sci-fi he craved as a kid

in his new book, Take Us to Your Chief.

“I’m all about twisting or melding genres,” Taylor tells Candy Palmater.  Read more at:

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/schedule-for-thursday-october-6-2016-1.3793660/drew-hayden-taylor-writes-indigenous-sci-fi-he-craved-as-a-kid-1.3793678

Drew Hayden Taylor's new book, Take Us to Your Chief, tells Indigenous stories through the lens of science fiction.

in his new book, Take Us to Your Chief.

“I’m all about twisting or melding genres,” Taylor tells Candy Palmater. “I was just taking certain touchstones that we were all familiar with and then using them to take them out of the reserve environment into the larger sci-fi environment, and giving it that sort of resonance.”

Dedicated to Taylor:

First Nations education a cash-strapped ‘non-system,’ bureaucrats tell minister

NDP says Liberals are spending $800M less on First Nations education than originally promised

read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/first-nations-education-non-system-1.3759818

Federal bureaucrats have told Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett that the First Nations education program is a 'non-system' that requires a major funding injection. The NDP says the Liberal government is backtracking on its campaign commitments by spreading money over five years instead of the promised four.

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