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Idle No More NAISA2013
Transcript of Idle No More NAISA2013
Assimilation and Enfranchisement
Indigenous / Indigenist
adapted from Wilson, A &Battiste, M (2011) Environmental scan of Educational Models Supporting Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education.
Image used with permission from artist D. Odjig
Idle No More
Day of Action Dec. 10
ONGOING DIRECT ACTIONS
Protection of land and water
spiritual connection and relationality
Y2K on rez
A Shift in Voice
solidarity in inclusion
A Global Super Movement
similar to Rhizome growth
(Deleuze & Guattari)
sakihiwawin- Love in our actions
idle no more
New Dawn Drummers- A shift in voice
A shift in voice- 4 Founders of Idle No More
Idle No More
Idle No More
Canada is a democratic, multicultural country free from racism and violence. Canadian citizens are caring tolerant people that have a global reputation for peacekeeping.
How do Canadians come to understand and explain the vast inequalities that persist given this pervasive narrative?
Grand Narratives of Canadian Identity
1. Repeal provisions of Bill C-45 (including changes to the Indian Act and Navigable Waters Act, which infringe on environmental protections, Aboriginal and Treaty rights) and abandon all pending legislation which does the same.
2. Deepen democracy in Canada through practices such as proportional representation and consultation on all legislation concerning collective rights and environmental protections, and include legislation which restricts corporate interests.
3. In accordance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, respect the right of Indigenous peoples to determine the development on their territories.
INM /Defenders of the Land Demands:
4. Cease its policy of extinguishment of Aboriginal title and recognize and affirm Aboriginal title and rights, as set out in section 35 of Canada’s constitution, and recommended by the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.
5. Honour the spirit and intent of the historic Treaties. Officially repudiate the racist Doctrine of Discovery and the doctrine of Terra Nullius, and abandon their use to justify the seizure of Indigenous Nations lands and wealth.
6. Actively resist violence against women and hold a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and involve Indigenous women in the design, decision-making, process and implementation of this inquiry, as a step toward initiating a comprehensive and coordinated national action plan.
First Nations Peoples—and the decision of Canadians to stand alongside them—Will determine the fate of the planet” The Guardian
underlying Indigenous philosophies
- love in our actions
Sylvia McAdam, Erica Lee, Sheelah Mclean, Alex Wilson