This didn’t seem to get posted anywhere else; better late than never:
*** corporate media coverage: http://www.cheknews.ca/happy-stolen-land-day-activists-rally-indigenous-rights-canada-150-343188
In answer to Idle No More’s Unsettling Canada 150 call for a national day of action in honour of the late Secwepemc leader Arthur Manuel, in support of Indigenous self-determination over lands, territories and resources and celebration of the pride and resiliency of indigenous peoples, a lively counter-celebration was held at the colonial legislature buildings in so-called Victoria, British Columbia on July 1, 2017 during the state-sponsored nationalist “Canada Day 150” event.
This took place on the unceded land of the Lekwungen speaking people now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.
Said one attendee:
“we marched straight into the heart of the beast and our drums thundered round the totem pole, then slowly, surely, as new citizens pledged allegiance to a fantasy, we roared past the stage, sabotaging their national anthem of false idolatry, misplaced glory and violent colonial history
there cannot possibly be a better way to publicly mark this despicable day…thank you to everyone who shared in this action with us…the next 150 years belong to the decolonized!”