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#J11: Idle No More Global Day of Action – January 11, 2013

UPDATE: +6,000 PEOPLE HAVE NOW CONFIRMED ATTENDANCE!
ALMOST A DOZEN COUNTRIES, +130 EVENTS & GROWING!

ALL INFO AVAILABLE AT: http://J11Action.com

EVENT INFO

#J11: IdleNoMore Global Day of Action, Solidarity and Resurgence
Date: Friday, January 11, 2013
Location: Worldwide
What: Anything. Everything. Anywhere. Everywhere.
Why: To demonstrate your support for the rising global Indigenous Peoples Movement by taking action in your community.
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/461884363867603

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We are at an important time in the #IdleNoMore movement, and we need to keep momentum up now that Harper has agreed to meet with the AFN. So I’m writing this post to give everyone a brief overview about the planned #J11 action.

#J11: Global Day of Action
#J11 is being planned as An #IdleNoMore International Day of Action, Solidarity & Resurgence – on January 11, 2013 – to run parallel to the meeting between PM Harper and the AFN.

The goal is to raise the profile of the movement, demonstrate our global presence, and give visibility to our growing momentum as a peoples’ movement first.

As only a few AFN-determined representatives will be chosen to participate in the meeting with Harper, we thought it would be important to show that the rest of the movement stands united with one voice, that we are not going anywhere, and that we are here to demonstrate the strength and resurgence of our nations. We also want to honour and mark the fact that Jan 11th will be the 1-month anniversary of Chief Spence’s hunger strike, and to honour the other chiefs and elders who have been on hunger strike with her.

All nations and all people from around the world are invited to join in celebrating and affirming their support for what is happening and the need to keep things moving forward together.

What Can You Do?

We are hopeful that every community will take the opportunity to organize a #J11 event or action in their own way. There is no specific action being suggested, just simply a framework and rallying point for all peoples to stand united—to offer a strong, loud and visible alternative to the AFN/Harper agenda and messaging.

Please spread the word and organize in your community.

On Twitter, use the #J11 hashtag for your event.

Please spread the word and organize in your community.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/461884363867603

Time to get moving…it’s only a week away!

Hiy hiy.

In solidarity,
Jarrett Martineau
Frog Lake Cree Nation

http://idlenomore.tumblr.com

END:CIV – Documentary Film ‘Sneak Preview’ Screening November 15, 2010 at University of Victoria

END:CIV | ‘Sneak Preview’ Doc Film Screening | November 15, 2010
1:00pm @ UVic First Peoples House | FREE

On Monday, November 15th UVic will host a free “sneak preview” screening of END:CIV — a new documentary film by Franklin Lopez of Submedia.tv. The film “examines our culture’s addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations. Based in part on Endgame, the best-selling book by Derrick Jensen, END:CIV asks: “If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water and air, and contaminated the food supply, would you resist?”

END:CIV includes interviews with Paul Watson, Waziyatawin,  Gord Hill, Michael Becker, Peter Gelderloos, Lierre Keith, James Howard Kunstler, Stephanie McMillan, Qwatsinas, Rod Coronado, John Zerzan and more.

 

Derrick Jensen: November 17, 2010 at University of Victoria

More Indigenous-centred events are happening at the University of Victoria than ever before. Following Waziyatawin‘s talk November 2nd on Indigenous Peoples and Global Collapse, there will be two other notable events this month that will be well worth attending.

An Evening with Derrick Jensen | November 17, 2010
7:30pm @ UVic MacLaurin A144 | FREE

On Tuesday, November 17, 2010,  the University of Victoria will host a free talk with acclaimed author and activist Derrick Jensen. The talk is being presented by UVic’s Indigenous Governance program and Social Justice Studies.

Jensen is the author of 15 books, including Endgame, What We Leave Behind, A Language Older Than Words, The Culture of Make Believe, and Listening to the Land. He was one of two finalists for the 2003 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, which cited The Culture of Make Believe as “a passionate and provocative meditation on the nexus of racism, genocide, environmental destruction and corporate malfeasance, where civilization meets its discontents.” He is a revolutionary activist who has been hailed as the “philosopher poet of the environmental movement”.

But what does he have to say about Indigenous issues and struggles? Is his writing and activism relevant to Indigenous Peoples? Should we be listening to him? Come see what all the hype is about. There will be a Q & A after the talk, so you’ll have the chance to weigh in.

Indigenous Peoples and Global Collapse: Waziyatawin

Waziyatawin, an incredible Dakota scholar, activist and Indigenous Governance professor, will be speaking at the University of Victoria on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. The talk is being presented as part of the UVic Native Students Union Speaker Series and will be held from 11:30am – 1:30pm in the First Peoples House Ceremonial Hall at UVic. The presentation will be tailored for an Indigenous audience. The event is free and no registration is required.

Waziyatawin’s recent work builds on her own research and writing, as well as existing literature on peak oil and the impending collapse of Western Civilization, as framed by Derrick Jensen (Endgame) and the END:CIV project.

To my Indigenous brothers and sisters: if you haven’t yet had the chance to hear Waziyatawin speak, I urge you to come out and listen. She will rock your world,  shatter your assumptions about peak oil, and compel you to take action to defend yourself, your people, and your homeland!

Indigenous Governance will also be hosting Endgame: An Evening with Derrick Jensen at UVic on November 17th.