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INM: From Idle No More to the Indigenous Nationhood Movement – Public Forum – Feb 26, 2013

I’m excited to announce our upcoming follow up INM event at UVic, next Tuesday, February 26th. Full event details are posted below. All welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!


University of Victoria Faculty of Human and Social Development, Indigenous Governance, and the Native Students Union Present

INM: From Idle No More to the Indigenous Nationhood Movement
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
First Peoples House – Ceremonial Hall
University of Victoria
7:00-9:00pm PST
Twitter: #F26Forum
Download Hi-Res Poster: here [PDF]
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/164768627005844/
Livestream: http://www.spreecast.com/events/idle-to-no-more-to-indigenous-nationhood


VICTORIA, BC (Coast Salish Territories)—After the tremendous response to our last Idle No More Public Forum in January, which was attended in person and online by more than 1,200 people, this follow up event will explore the next phase of INM, as we move from ‘Idle No More’ to an Indigenous Nationhood Movement.

Indigenous peoples and allies have gathered in flash mobs, rallies and round dances in streets and malls across Turtle Island and, now, we are rising together to protect our lands and rebuild our nations. But what is at stake in this process? What does Indigenous nationhood look like? And what is required to build a lasting Indigenous resurgence movement that includes Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples?

As part of the UVic Native Students Union’s Indigenous Resurgence Week 2013—a week-long celebration of Indigenous community, culture and arts—this INM Forum will bring together activists, thinkers, educators and community leaders to reflect on this important transitional time in the movement and to reflect on the ongoing work being done in our communities to mobilize action, education, and land protection.

Taiaiake Alfred (Kahnawake Mohawk, Professor, Indigenous Governance, UVic)
Toghestiy (Hereditary Chief of the Likhts’amisyu Clan, Wet’suwet’en)
Freda Huson (Wet’suwet’en, Spokesperson for the Unis’tot’en Action Camp)
Dawn Smith (Nuu-chah-nulth, LE,NONET/UVic Education)
Fred Speck (Gwawaenuk Tribe / Kwakwaka’wakw, Idle No More Organizer)

All nations and people welcome. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

#J16Forum: Idle No More – Where Do We Go From Here?


#J16Forum: Idle No More – Where Do We Go From Here?
Teach-in & Public Forum
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
University of Victoria
First People’s House Ceremonial Hall
7-9pm PST

UPDATE: Here are the SPREECAST ARCHIVE LINKS from #J16Forum. We had multiple stream crashes due to our audience size and traffic volume, but you can watch the archive in segments below.

Part 0—Opening: http://www.spreecast.com/events/idle-no-more-where-do-we-go-from-here [Note: There is no video/audio on this one, but this has the opening 15 mins of online chat]
Part 1: http://www.spreecast.com/events/idle-no-more-where-do-we-go-from-here-1
Part 2: http://www.spreecast.com/events/idle-no-more-where-do-we-go-from-here-2
Part 3: http://www.spreecast.com/events/idle-no-more-where-do-we-go-from-here-3

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/521252821238499/
Downloadable HI-RES POSTER: click here

Wab Kinew (Media Personality, Director of Indigenous Inclusion, University of Winnipeg)
Dr. Taiaiake Alfred (Professor, Indigenous Governance, UVic)
Janet Rogers (Victoria Poet Laureate, Idle No More Victoria Organizer)
Mandee McDonald (MA Student, Indigenous Governance, UVic, Idle No More Victoria/Denendeh Organizer)

INFO: What is the Idle No More movement and where do we go from here? Bringing together local community organizers, university students and professors, and special guests, this will be an opportunity to learn, share and discuss the growing, global Indigenous Peoples’ movement and how it affects and involves all Canadians. All nations and peoples welcome.

Tea, coffee and refreshments will be served.

Please use the #J16Forum hashtag to join the discussion on Twitter during the event. Live back channel conversation will be moderated – and online audience will be able to interact and ask questions to the panel.

Co-presented by the UVic Faculty of Human & Social Development and the University of Victoria.

For more information on Idle No More, please visit:

Idle No More [Intro Video]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksESR2BVlqY&feature=youtu.be

Wab Kinew: “Idle No More Is Not Just an ‘Indian Thing'” – http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/wab-kinew/idle-no-more-canada_b_2316098.html

Chelsea Vowel: “Idle No More only sounds vague. Let’s talk specifics” http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/idle-no-more-only-sounds-vague-lets-talk-specifics/article7098267/

Looking forward to seeing you there.

#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