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
Download Hi-Res Poster: here [PDF]
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.