Idle no more day of action
Call-out for international day of action on Tar Sands
Kia Ora whanau: On January 11th there will be a series of Idle No More
actions across Great Turtle Island. Let us to participate in whatever
way we can to show tautoko to our relations. Please share ideas on
ways to show support on that day.
Tautoko mai whanau !
"To demonstrate your support for the rising global Indigenous Peoples
Movement by taking action in your community with your event 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 the growing momentum as a
peoples’ movement first.
As only a few AFN-determined representatives will be chosen to
participate in the meeting with Harper, it will be important to show
that the rest of the movement stands united with one voice, that it is
not going anywhere, and that we here to demonstrate the strength and
resurgence of our nations.
January 11 will also be in honour of Chief Theresa Spence to mark the
1-month anniversary of her hunger strike. As well as 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?
It is hoped 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 #J11 hashtag for your event.'