MITAKUYE OYASIN  – WE ARE ALL RELATED. So say the astronauts.

Interestingly, the perspective of astronauts who have seen our planet from above can be summarized by Mitakuye Oyasin – We are all related.

All is related. Earth is a system, a living organism. It is a spaceship. Our atmosphere is very thin and it is all that is protercting us from the harshness of space.

EARTH IS MOST LIKELY THE ONLY PLANET WE WILL EVER HAVE.

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In solidarity with Elsipogtog

From Idle No More
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Today, settlers and Indigenous protestors and Warriors were subjected to violent action from the RCMP for their participation in a legitimate peaceful nonviolent action defending their lands and asserting their sovereign duty to protect the land and the people. Stand in solidarity with the protestors by taking action below!
http://www.idlenomore.ca/30_actions_in_solidarity_with_mi_kmaq_anti_fracking_protestText « SOLIDARITY » to 306-994-7009 to receive text updates and alerts related to the Mi’kmaq Anti-Fracking Actions and other solidarity actions.TAKE ACTION:

Organize a Solidarity event or action – many actions and events are being organized around the world – see the list below! Organize your own event or action, add it to the event list on the Idle No More website, and make sure to take photos and video to share.

Make a donation to support the Elsipogtog Anti-Fracking Actions:http://sacredfirenb.wordpress.com/donate-to-the-sacred-fire/

Contact the New Brunswick Premier to express your concern over the government and RCMP’s actions against the Mi’kmaq.
New Brunswick Premier – David Alward
premier@gnb.ca
Phone: (506) 453-2144
Fax : (506) 453-7407

Sign the Lead Now Petition: Tell the RCMP: Don’t violently intervene in peaceful First Nations protests.

Learn about some of the background on the Elsipogtog resistance:http://sacredfirenb.wordpress.com/

SOLIDARITY ACTIONS AND EVENTS

1. Elsipogtog: Blockade – Route 134

http://www.idlenomore.ca/elsipogtog_blockade

2. Ottawa: Elsipogtog Solidarity – Ottawa, Unceded Algonquin Territories

http://www.idlenomore.ca/solidarity_with_mi_kmaq_anti_fracking_actions

3. Ottawa: Sit in on the Parliament Hill in support of our Mi’kmaq family

http://www.idlenomore.ca/sit_in_on_the_parliament_hill_in_support_of_our_mikmaq_family

4. Iqualuit: Elsipogtog solidarity march in Iqaluit

http://www.idlenomore.ca/elsipogtog_solidarity_march_in_iqaluit

5. Winnipeg – Stand with Elsipogtog First Nation

http://www.idlenomore.ca/stand_with_elsipogtog_first_nation

6. Burnt Church – SUPPORT ELSIPOGTOG AND KENT COUNTY

http://www.idlenomore.ca/support_elsipogtog_and_kent_county

7. Fort McMurray – Solidarity Rally In Fort McMurray for Elsipogtog

http://www.idlenomore.ca/solidarity_rally_in_fort_mcmurray_for_elsipogtog

8. Chicago – Mi’kmaq solidarity vigil

http://www.idlenomore.ca/janie/mi_kmaq_solidarity_vigil

9. Lethbridge – In Solidarity with our Mi’qmaq (Elsipogtog) Brothers and Sisters

http://www.idlenomore.ca/bravenewrays/in_solidarity_with_our_mi_qmaq_elsipogtog_brothers_and_sisters

10. Regina – Stand in Solidarity with Elsipogtog First Nation!

http://www.idlenomore.ca/stand_in_solidarity_with_elsipogtog_first_nation

11. Caledonia – Six Nations blocks southern Ont. highway in solidarity with N.B. protesters

http://www.idlenomore.ca/six_nations_blocks_southern_ont_highway_in_solidarity_with_n_b_protesters

12. Saskatoon – Elsipogtog Solidarity – Saskatoon Rally

http://www.idlenomore.ca/elsipogtog_solidarity_saskatoon_rally

13. Sault Ste Marie – Elsipogtog Solidarity!

http://www.idlenomore.ca/elsipogtog_solidarity

14. Windsor, NS – Windsor Nova Scotia in solidarity with Rexton, NB

http://www.idlenomore.ca/132016/windsor_nova_scotia_in_solidarity_with_rexton_nb

15. Victoria – Solidarity March in Victoria for Elsipogtog

http://www.idlenomore.ca/christinec/solidarity_march_in_victoria_for_elsipogtog

16. Halifax – Elsipogtog Anti-Fracking Solidarity Action in Halifax

http://www.idlenomore.ca/elsipogtog_anti_fracking_solidarity_action_in_halifax

17. Edmonton – Solidarity with Elsipogtog – Edmonton and Area

http://www.idlenomore.ca/solidarity_with_elsipogtog_edmonton_and_area

18. Vancouver – Elsipogtog Solidarity – Unceded Coast Salish Territories

http://www.idlenomore.ca/elsipogtog_solidarity_vancouver_unceded_coast_salish_territories

19. Eagle Lake First Nation – Treaty#3 Dryden District in Solidarity with‪#‎Elsipogtog‬

http://www.idlenomore.ca/mgardner_/treaty_3_dryden_district_in_solidarity_with_elsipogtog

20. Barrie – Standing in Solidarity- No means NO

http://www.idlenomore.ca/standing_in_solidarity_no_means_no

21. Truro – Millbrook First Nation solidarity with Elsipogtog

http://www.idlenomore.ca/millbrook_first_nation_solidarity_with_elsipogtog

22. Tobique River- Tobique First Nations blocking off the Trans Canada highway

http://www.idlenomore.ca/tobique_first_nations_blocking_off_the_trans_canada_highway

23. Toronto – Emergency Gathering Toronto Native Centre 6:30pm Tonight!

http://www.idlenomore.ca/emergency_gathering_toronto_native_centre_6_30pm_tonight

24. Montreal – Urgent: Solidarity With Mi’kmaq Land Defenders

http://www.idlenomore.ca/urgent_solidarity_with_mi_kmaq_land_defenders

25. Sudbury – Candlelight Rally in Support and Solidarity with the MIQMAK’s Against FRACKING and SWN

http://www.idlenomore.ca/candlelight_rally_in_support_and_solidarity_with_the_miqmak_s_against_fracking_and_swn

26. Kitchener-Waterloo – Idle No More Tri-Cities Solidarity Rally With Elsipogtog

http://www.idlenomore.ca/idle_no_more_tri_cities_solidarity_rally_with_elsipogtog

27. Alderville First Nation – Round Dance Flash Mob Peterborough and Surrounding Areas

http://www.idlenomore.ca/round_dance_flash_mob_peterborough_and_surrounding_areas

28. Moncton – Moncton Joins the Global FrackDown!

http://www.idlenomore.ca/plrstweet/moncton_joins_the_global_frackdown

29. Nanaimo – Elsipogtog Solidarity – Nanaimo, Unceded Coast Salish Territories

http://www.idlenomore.ca/89639/idle_no_more_support

30. New York – Emergency demo: Police attack canadian indigenous-led anti-fracking protest – emergency solidarity demo at the new york city canadian consulate: 5:30pm, oct 17

http://www.idlenomore.ca/nyc_emergency_demo_police_attack_canadian_indigenous_led_anti_fracking_protest_emergency_solidarity_demo_at_the_new_york_city_canadian_consulate_5_30pm_oct_17

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Resources on Elsipogtog by âpihtawikosisân

Dear Rex: Colonialism exists, and you’re it.

White people are not heroes, or confusing charity and social justice

I am commenting on Klassen: Don’t blame ‘colonialism’ for aboriginal tragedies from the Calgary Herald‘s July 29, 2013 edition.

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So? as we say in French, does one swallow make spring? Maybe her story is true. But anecdote is not history.

I will make a comparison. In the newspapers in Québec, there are always smartasses who write about their lazy brother-in-law who is on welfare, blablabla. They expect us to deduce from that all poor people are the same? But one case, one anecdote does not make history. Faulty reasoning and a huge oversimplification. And I will add it is outright public opinion manipulation.

There is huge prejudice in this article because the author assumes that if the FN persons live in poverty, it’s because they are lazy and they want to. And she paints the white person as a hero « saving » the child. But one individual case does not right the injustice to the rest of the group. Same problem about Depp buying Wounded Knee: white meddling that does not fix the root of the problem.

Did she ever wonder why these people were living in a trailer?

Adoption is a two-edged sword. You may give material wealth to the child, but you are uprooting him/her. Even in white-on white adoptions or foster families, this alone creates problems. Moreso when it is cross-cultural.

Also, charity is not social justice. What her parents did is charity, out of pity. What about the other kids? What about the stolen lands? And so on and so forth.

In short, this settler sees clearly the BS in the story. I don’t buy it one bit. And I will say so if I am allowed to comment on there. I have not found how yet.

Maybe Ms. Holier-Than-Thou should read this:  Aboriginal nutritional experiments had Ottawa’s approval.

And this: Using the right word — genocide — to describe Canada’s treatment of Aboriginal peoples

Hollywood never learns: more « redface » with « The Lone Ranger » Disney movie

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This week Disney has been releasing new character posters for this summer’s blockbuster The Lone Ranger. Watch Posters Photos – Video ===> http://bit.ly/New-TV-Spot-and-Character-Poster-for-The-Lone-Ranger-Video

Disney does not trust their viewers (I don’t care if it is geared to children: why not show them reality?) and gives them predigested stereotyped stuff instead of a real First Nations person. Duh. Neither do they pay attention to what is going on in the world i.e. Idle No more. I hope they get nailed for this.

*Grimaces* In 2013, we are still doing « redface »? WTF?

At least they are not portraying a FN person as an idiot (despite the character’s name?). But having a real FN person in the role (don’t tell me there are no FN actors available!) and making it as authentic as possible are absolute minimums and it would be a lot more interesting. This is the first and most major problem! (For a FN actor, being reluctant or turning such an offer down makes a lot of sense too.) Anyway, positive stereotypes are still stereotypes. Tonto is a good guy, but still… I mean, the strong and silent type, we have seen before.

Second problem: Who is interested in a rehash of the same old? There are no talented screenwriters around and they have to reuse the same concepts over and over? This is just a showcase for Johnny Depp to show how good he is at pretending (the first critics I want to read will be from FN persons!). I don’t go to see that kind of movie I prefer indie or « author cinema » (excuse my French brain). Too commercial, I would learn nothing. Mental laziness and attempt to cash in on « safe bets ». Pfft!

I find it annoying that in 2013 they are STILL making movies out of old colonial era books. There are excellent FN novelists, why not put THEIR books on film? My 2¢ as a settler.

Also, the crow on his head annoys me. I have never seen a FN person wear that. Who wants a dead animal on his head in the sun all day long?

And, finally, someone pointed out quite rightfully than, in Spanish, tonto means « stupid », Way to go, Hollywood!

It’s almost a case for boycott. Denial No More!

And Why Is Michelle Williams in Redface?

I often disagree with Mr. Coyne but here I have to say he is non-partisan. Indeed, we were told by most of the press « there is nothing bad in this budget ». As he points out, nothing could be further from the truth.

And some measures are shockingly racist or show the contempt for civil servants that is the usual fare from Ottawapiskat since at least 2011.

And expect a row with the provinces about manpower training. It’s already begun with Quebec. Also, I betcha the $5,000 is not going to be indexed.

Corporations already have too much of a say about what is being taught and HOW it is being taught. This makes it worse.

Tell me again Canada is a « good-guy country »! What a f* crock of shit! WE INSPIRED SOUTH AFRICAN APARTHEID!

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These kids were put in handcuffs by our oh-so-nonracist RCMP and flown out of their villages without a chance to say goodbye. That’s supposed to be civilization. Give me a barf bag please. (The RCMP had made so many grievous mistakes I think they should be disbanded just like the Royal Ulster Constabulary and for the same reasons.)

What we did to the First Nations? Just a tiny sample OMFG!

Very strong emotions here. A lot of megasadness. How does it feel to be deprived of your nation, your identity, your neighbours, your village, your parents, brothers and sisters, your ancestors, your family, your bearings… all at once? AS A YOUNG CHILD!!! To be treated worse than dirt? Sterilized so you cannot have chidren? raped? The list is endless.

I am amazed at the power of forgiveness our Red and Brown brothers and sisters have. We are lucky.

My ancestors did that. (Own it for crissakes.) I am crying so hard I can barely see the screen. I cry especially as a mother.

Oh Goddess what can I say? I know what abuse is like. But at least my whole universe was not collapsing on me at the same time! I had straws.

We have to fix this. Like, last century.

Maybe more people died in the Shoah. Is it a matter of how many? I don’t think so. The greed, the scorn, the racism and the evil intent are just as bad. I think we are just as guilty as the Nazis. I dare you to argue with me!

This has been debated before. There are always « Canadian intellectuals » to find convenient excuses, andf say it does not compare and blah blah. Making money and being lazy and complacent is such a good excuse for overlooking human rights violations. Oh good, we are throwing them peanuts. Where do you get your electricity? Your gas? Your wedding ring? Ten thousand other examples?

We turned away ships full of Jewish refugees in the 1940s. It was criminal. But because they have powerful and rich lobbies, they now have a museum out West and a monument in Halifax. It is justified. This is not my point. My point is, what about the other people we exterminated?

My point is, everyone knows the Shoah was grievoulsy wrong. Admitting it is normal. BUT admitting we eradicated whole nations and cultures, right here in Canada, people no one cares about, not so much. Is there an international lobby to defend Indigenous rights? There should be because the human losses are at least the same, just in North America (Turtle Island… get used t it). And there are no real reparations for our Red and Brown brothers, sisters and two-spirited persons. Their cause is not sexy, defended by powerful lobbies.

The crime is just as great. And it continues.

Publié dans Canada, Canadian Politics, Primeras Naciones, Racisme systémique, Red feather, Religions, Religious Right, Systematic Racism. Commentaires fermés sur Tell me again Canada is a « good-guy country »! What a f* crock of shit! WE INSPIRED SOUTH AFRICAN APARTHEID!
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