-PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY!-
3PM, Friday, January 11th, 2013
Buckley Park (12th Street & Main Avenue)
(Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/515934491780872/
Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and
fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water.
Colonization continues through attacks to Indigenous rights and damage to
the land and water. We must repair these violations, live the spirit and
intent of the treaty relationship, work towards justice in action, and
protect Mother Earth.
On December 10th, Indigenous people and allies stood in solidarity across
Canada to assert Indigenous sovereignty and begin the work towards
sustainable, renewable development. All people will be affected by the
continued damage to the land and water and we welcome Indigenous and
non-Indigenous allies to join in creating healthy sustainable communities.
We encourage youth to become engaged in this movement as you are the
leaders of our future. There have always been individuals and groups who
have been working towards these goals – Idle No More seeks to create
solidarity and further support these goals. We recognize that there may be
backlash, and encourage people to stay strong and united in spirit.
Plan of Action:
• Support and encourage grassroots to create their own forums to learn
more about Indigenous rights and our responsibilities to our Nationhood
via teach-ins, rallies and social media.
• Build relationships and create understanding with allies across Canada.
• Take steps to contribute to building relationships with international
agencies such as the UN to raise awareness to the conditions Indigenous
people have been subjected to and assert our sovereignty in the
• Acknowledge and honor the hard work of all grassroots people who have
worked, and continue to work towards these goals – you are our
Idle No More Is Here To Stay!
Idle No More activities will not stop until we reach our two goals:
Indigenous sovereignty (Nation to Nation relationship) and protection of
the land and water (Social and Environmental Sustainability). Once we
reach these goals, we will continue to work to protect them. In essence,
Idle No More is here to stay.