Come join us at a 1-day gathering at Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe, unceded, unsurrendered Secwepemc Territory on August 4, 2016, to mark 2-years since the Imperial Metals Mount Polley disaster. Come join us in Resistance to all mining and express our outrage of the opening of the Mount Polley mine! Please bring your hand drums, food […]
VANCOUVER – Join us in solidarity on Sunday July 10, 2pm at Spartacus Books, 3378 Findlay Street in East Vancouver to support Splatsin Elders and community members who are protecting their ancestors’ final resting place.
Jody Leon of the Splatsin says, “The government and Splatsin Chief and Council are putting to vote for the sale/settlement of ancestral burial ground that was illegally transferred to a settler who is using the land to farm on top of our ancestral remains. This is a human rights violation and the Heritage Act and the Cemetery Act do not protect Indigenous ancestral remains. Urgent help needed to promote action to get the ancestral graveyard in the lands of the Splatsin people to be honoured and protected.”
They will be raising funds to help bring elders and spiritual leaders together on July 16, at the Splatsin referendum vote location, to protect sacred burial grounds from being sold.
Splatsin elder Nathan Kinbasket will speak on what’s happening with entertainment by poet Mitcholos and more speakers and performers to be announced.
The event takes place on unceded Coast Salish Lands & Waters
Reposted from Vancouver Media Co-op: http://vancouver.mediacoop.ca/newsrelease/36081
By: Donovan Vincent News reporter, Published on Fri Jul 11 2014
Members of the Grassy Narrows First Nation community are vowing to maintain their blockade following Friday’s Supreme Court of Canada ruling that Ontario has the right to issue licences for logging on the group’s treaty lands.
In a 7-0 ruling released Friday, the high court dismissed the Keewatin appeal, ruling that Ontario has the right to “take up” lands in the treaty area in northwestern Ontario near Kenora, under provisions in Canada’s Constitution, and the interpretation of the treaty.
“Ontario and only Ontario has the power to take up lands under Treaty 3,” the Supreme Court said in its ruling, in a case that hinged on jurisdictional issues. Continue reading
A crew of autonomous musicians, anarchists, organizers and and general trouble makers are kicking off a tour this July to connect with you. We’re looking to build solidarity and relationships so that together we can stand strong in the face of the industrial Hydra of Fracked Gas, Pipelines, LFG Liquification Facilities, Clearcuts, Tankers and destroy that which destroys us.
Check out our tour dates to see if we’re coming to your community and get in touch if you want to organize a show, workshop, bbq, raucous or to get your hands on some of the publications we be distroing.
See Beatthepipelinestour.com for more info on dates