laatste update 16 november 2013 


The Idle no more movement started a year ago amongst the indigenous people of the North America's in their protest against the Tar Sands and the XL Pipelines. The movement spreads out all over the world amongst people who won't stand aside to watch mother earth being raped and scarred and is transferred in being unfit to support life for generations to come.

Idle no more movement is een jaar geleden ontstaan in Canada waar met name de indiginous people in opstand zijn gekomen tegen de Tarsands en de XL pipelines. De beweging werd al snel opgepakt en wereldwijd bekend. De mensen pikken het niet meer klakkeloos dat hun wereld wordt verkracht en verziekt en op die manier niet meer in staat zal zijn om te voorzien in de basisbehoeftes van de volgende genaraties.

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over Idle no more, de grootste opstand onder inheemse volken ter wereld klik hier Nederlands artikel, want de verdeling van middelen op de wereld is anders dan u denkt, amerikaans model klik hier


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geplaatst 15 mei 2013

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Dancer Harriet Prince from Manitoba
Harriet Prince, a visitor from Manitoba dances at the Idle No More rally outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Darla Goodwin wasn’t surprised when she first heard about the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.

“We have ancient pictorials and scrolls that speak of a time when the women rise up,” she said. “A great snake was supposed to cross the land and poison Turtle Island, and we’re looking at that as the pipeline.”

Goodwin, an organizer for the Idle No More Vancouver and a member of the Cree First Nation, points to a prophecy, made several hundred years ago and passed down through the indigenous peoples of North America, that describes a time when a great snake will travel across the country, poisoning the land, the water and the air. There is another prophecy that references a time when one of the races would lose its way, and it would be up to the others—the women in particular—to remind the fallen nation what is means to steward the land.

She said her people were definitely not surprised when four women from Saskatchewan founded Idle No More in response to Bill C-45 and began a movement that now spans the country.

Matriarchal First Nations societies are based on traditional teachings of the moon and earth as female beings, the Mother and the Grandmother, and the 28-day cycle.

“In our culture the women are actually the leaders of our community,” Goodwin said. “The clan mothers were the ones who decided when people would move, they decided who married who, what grounds were good to hunt on.”

Goodwin’s grandfather was present for the signing of Treaty 4, but she said it was the clan mothers who decided what needed to go into that treaty.

“Traditionally, non-indigenous folks would see chiefs standing out in front, but what the people didn’t know was that those chiefs took their directions from the women.”

Now, with the Enbridge hearings taking place in BC and Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence entering her third week without food in Ontario, Goodwin said the struggles of First Nations across the country come down to one key issue: will Stephen Harper respect indigenous land rights?

One of the biggest misconceptions non-indigenous Canadians have, she said, is that Crown lands belong to the government.

“All the Crown land across Canada is owned by Aboriginal people and Canadians do not know that.” BC’s unceded Coast Salish territory, while not covered by its own treaty, is still Crown land, and by law, the federal government is required to have free, prior and informed consent from First Nations before undertaking any measure that affects the land.

“I don’t foresee Harper backpedalling whatsoever,” Goodwin said. “I know that our next stop as indigenous people is to fight him on an international scale. … And if it has to go to international court, it will. Until we lose in international court we will not stop.”

But Goodwin is quick to stress that this is not an indigenous movement. It’s not solely about a First Nations issue. It’s a labour movement and it’s a women’s movement. It’s a people’s movement in response to a human rights issue.

This was immediately apparent today at the Idle No More Vancouver rally on the steps at the Vancouver Art Gallery where First Nations leaders and youth were flanked by members of the BC Nurses’ Union, CUPE and migrant justice group No One is Illegal.

“We are wanting to educate non-indigenous people, especially seafaring people, farmers, unions, educators, that this bill affects them as well,” Goodwin said.

More than a dozen speakers took the mic this afternoon, including elders and grandmothers from nations all over the country, members of Aboriginal youth groups, dancers and drummers.

Grand Chief Phillip Stewart, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, said the failure to honour the treaties has voided them, and demanded Harper negotiate with the First Nations. He told supporters that nothing could stop the uprising of the women and their people.

“There is nothing that will stop these prophecies from being fulfilled,” he said. “There is not death. Just a change of worlds.”

Kelly White, Idle No More organizer and a member of the Squamish First Nation, said that by rights, Harper should no longer be in power at all.

“We’re going for impeachment,” she said. “Actually, by law the house should impeach him, but the house remains silent.”

She echoed Goodwin’s sentiments that Bill C-45 is an affront to all Canadians, indigenous or not. “The Harper government just impeached the voices of the unions and First Nations because there was no outreach to the public,” she continued. “He just passed bills without even the protocol in the house for members of parliament to represent their constituents.”

One of the last speakers of the day was Crystal Molina Smith, a poet and a member of the Gitga’at Nation of Hartley Bay. With her 10-month-old son strapped to her chest, she read a poem about becoming a casualty of Enbridge oil and told the crowd she began writing poems when she was 15 to express her anger at the government.

“In the past, our ancestors lived in a good way,” she said, her voice quiet but firm. “I want to look to the future on a positive note, but Enbridge, if they get their way, there will be no positive future.”


To learn more about the dramatic story of the proposed Northern Gateway Enbridge pipeline and First Nations' resistance to it,  read Vancouver Observer's in-depth book, "Extract".

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geplaatst 1 mei 2013

After years of attempting to fight for their rights through the Canadian legal system, First Nations across the country are denouncing the courts in favour of a season of direct action.

Idle No More and Defenders of the Land have partnered to spearhead the Summer of Sovereignty, a campaign designed to encourage direct action and civil disobedience at the grassroots level

The kick-off comes on the heels of another failed court challenge, this time a decision by the Supreme Court of Canada not to hear the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation’s constitutional challenge of Shell Oil’s Jackpine Mine expansion.

Clayton Thomas-Muller, co-director of the Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign at the Polaris Institute in Ottawa and co-founder of Indigenous rights group Defenders of the Land, said the nationwide campaign still has its sights set on the grassroots.

“Our priority is to really put emphasis on regional struggles, front line struggles, to magnify the issues that are going on across the country.” He said actions will also take place to increase awareness of the thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada and reconciliation for ongoing human rights violations.

Thomas-Muller said the campaign will bring together the fight against oil development all across the country, from the reversal of the Enbridge Line 9 pipeline to the proposed expansion of the TransCanada pipeline to mining from BC to Labrador.

“We will see intersections between Idle No More social media apparatus through the training initiatives we bring out, and of course, the ongoing campaigns being led by local grass roots and leadership.”

The two groups produced an online training seminar that features organizers from across the country offering stories and advice to anyone looking to use direct action in their own region.  

“There’s a lot of people who have different agendas and movements for themselves,” he said, adding that core values are still environmental protection, economic sustainability, particularly for First Nations people, land claims and human rights.

“I just know that in general that’s the core goal, the protection of the environment, elevating economic sustainability of native people, and then again there’s a lot of stuff going on in terms of land claims issues and human rights issues.

“It runs across a lot of these areas that have been neglected for a long time, and it seems that now that we’ve gotten organized, we’re able to work on each one in a different way.”

Danaan Dallas, an organizer with Idle No More in Vancouver, believes its long past time to abandon the court system.

“How often is the court process effective? It’s a waste of time, effort and money.”

He also sees the need to engage all Canadian, not just First Nations people, in the fight for environmental protection.

“If the government is not protecting the environment and the people, and the people aren’t protecting themselves and they’re leaving it up to the First Nations people to deal with it, it’s little bit backward right now.”

Dallas said the campaign is geared towards finding new ways to counter the federal government’s environmental and Indigenous rights policies, adding that Idle No More has all by given up on coverage from the mainstream media.

“We’ve counted out the mainstream media so we’re doing things through different channels. Social media networks, media from different communities, organizations are doing it for themselves.”

Idle No More has partnered with Greenpeace Canada and the World Wildlife Federation among others.

At the end of the day, he said, it comes down to what individuals are willing to put into it. There is no overarching plan for action across the province.

Instead, it will be up to groups and individuals to take the initiative to create direct action. It’s not a perfect solution, he said, but it’s the last resort.

 “If the people aren’t going to care enough to do something about it, it’s not going to work.”

Dr. Gordon Christie, director of Indigenous Legal Studies at the University of British Columbia, isn’t surprised Idle No More organizers are pushing a direct action mandate. He believes getting out of the courtroom and into the streets is the best available option now.

Christie used last year’s omnibus bills, C-38 and C-45, as examples of the broken system. He says the government should have been required to consult First Nations before tabling the bills, not after.

In some court cases, Christie said, courts have recommended that the process by which the Crown is required to consult First Nations should kick in well before development on the land begins. But he’s skeptical as to whether the law will ever change.

Right now, the best First Nations can hope for is to slow the process down to such a degree that it’s unfeasible for companies to continue. The best bet is to amass enough support from people all across the country that demands can’t be ignored any longer, he said.

“The next thing that happens needs to be that it explodes like it did in Quebec,” he said, referring to the student tuition protest of last year. There was a key moment part way through the protests when it stopped being solely about students at a few universities and became about education in Canada at large.

“That was a real turning point,” he said. “It wasn’t just the students but it was all the large groups allied with the students. You need the numbers.”


geplaatst 21 april 2013 tegen de XL Pipeline

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