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


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


#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


The Ways: Revitalizing Indigenous Language and Culture Around the Great Lakes

Hoping to do a longer length post on this great project for RPM, but thought I’d put this up to share.

The Ways

TheWays.org is a new site dedicated to educating and sharing stories of Native language and cultural projects in the Central Great Lakes region. They have a beautifully-designed web interface that features excellent graphics, maps, and teaching tools to complement the video stories.

The Ways - Map

Check out their first two pieces: a music video for Ojibway MC Tall Paul‘s track “Prayers in a Song” and a short documentary on family-based Menominee language revitalization.

Tall Paul – “Prayers in a Song”

“Living Language”

Indigenous Music Culture Site RPM.fm to Host Official Launch Party

Revolutions Per Minute has been up and running for just over 3 months now and the response has been fantastic!

We’ve already showcased a brilliantly diverse group of Indigenous musicians and bands from across Turtle Island and all over the world. But this is only the first phase of RPM and we’re working on some amazing new improvements to the site—and looking to build an international community of Indigenous artists and music fans.

We’re finally having the RPM Official Launch Party in Vancouver on October 25, 2011. Should be a great night. And it’s a FREE show!

Here are the event details:

RPM Official Launch Party
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The Media Club
395 Cambie St.
Vancouver BC
Coast Salish Territories

Hosted by Ostwelve. Live performances by Haida duo Sister Says, Squamish Nation hip-hop artist Discreet Da Chosen 1, and all-female Cree rock band Vancougar.

RSVP on Facebook: RPM.fm – The Official Launch Party

RPM.fm – Revolutions Per Minute: Indigenous Music Culture.

I’ve been hard at work on a new project to promote Indigenous Music Culture and we’re finally getting closer to launch…

The project is called Revolutions Per Minute and you can find us at www.rpm.fm and all over the social web. Get in touch if you’ve got ideas about Indigenous artists and musicians we should feature!

Revolutions Per Minute

Indigenous Resurgence Week: March 21-26, 2011 at University of Victoria

UVic Native Students Union Presents
March 21-26, 2011

*All events are FREE & will be held at the University of Victoria on Coast & Strait Salish Territories.*


6pm // Opening FEAST
Location: First Peoples House Ceremonial Hall

7pm // Panel Discussion:
Indigenous Grassroots Community Organizing
Panel discussion featuring: Mary Vickers, Rose Henry,
& other inspiring local organizers!
Location: First Peoples House Ceremonial Hall

7pm // Panel Discussion: ‘Ask A Settler’
Panel discussion featuring:
Angela Polifroni, Indigenous Governance [IGOV];
Dr. Michael Asch, Anthropology;
Kelsey Lavoie, IGOV; and Chris Johnson.
Location: Cornett Building B107

12pm // Indigenous Storytelling

(An Event for Indigenous Peoples)

Featuring local guests & storytellers from across Turtle Island.
Location: First Peoples House Student Lounge

6:30pm // Learn to Bead

(An Event for Indigenous Peoples)

Facilitated by Elaine Alexie [Teetl’it Gwich’in].
All experience levels welcome and all materials
provided by the Native Students Union!
Location: First Peoples House Large Classroom

7pm // Film Screening & Discussion:
‘Little Caughnawaga—To Brooklyn and Back’

For over 50 years, the Kahnawake Mohawks, of Quebec, occupied a
10 square block area in the North Gowanus section of Brooklyn, which
became known as Little Caughnawaga. This documentary explores the
story of Mohawk filmmaker Reaghan Tarbell’s exploration of her roots
& her family’s connections to the Mohawk community in Brooklyn, NY.
Featuring a post-screening discussion with Mohawk author & UVic
Indigenous Governance professor, Dr. Taiaiake Alfred,
& the visual artwork of Mohawk artist Lindsay Delaronde.
Location: Human & Social Development Building A240



6:30pm // Film Screening & Discussion:
Indigenous Peoples & Alberta’s Tar Sands
Guest Speakers:
Melina Laboucan-Massimo – Lubicon Cree Activist & Organizer
Drew Mildon – Woodward & Company, Legal Counsel to the Beaver Lake Cree Nation
FILM: H2Oilhttp://h2oildoc.com/

H2Oil follows a voyage of discovery, heartbreak and politicization in the stories
of those attempting to defend water in Alberta against tar sands expansion.
Followed by a discussion with Greenpeace Tar Sands campaigner & Lubicon
Cree community member Melina Laboucan-Massimo & Drew Mildon, Legal
counsel to the Beaver Lake Cree Nation.
Location: First Peoples House Ceremonial Hall


2pm // Closing Feast & Potluck at GOLDSTREAM PARK
Celebrate the end of the academic year with our closing feast that will be held
potluck-style, so please bring what you can! The NSU will help to supply food
but we encourage everyone to bring a dish or two to share. There will be a
large covered hut as well as multiple fires for cooking!
Location: Goldstream Park

For more information & updates, follow us:
Email // nsu@uvicnsu.ca
Facebook // UVic Native Students Union
Twitter // @UVicNSU

O Si’em na Si’aya. We raise our hands to the Elders and
Chiefs of these territories where we are guests. In a good
way, we thank our host nations of the Greater Victoria

We look forward to seeing you next week!