Excellent. Must read.
Excellent. Must read.
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Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum (One of the founders of Idle No More) posted to Sadi Broncho (a lady I have in my Facebook): « heads up tho, lets all plan stuff for the 20th, 21st & 22nd. I think I’ll stick around PA for those days ok? I’m going back to sleep, its like 340 am here. Have to catch a flight home at 7am. Definitely tho, would like to plan stuff when I get back. » [I was concerned that this was organised without the founders’ knowledge. This allays my fears.]
Sadi Broncho says: And here is a teaching from a friend to consider around this –
Relaying a message from Theoldman’s Journal
The Journey to the Awakening of our Spirit together.
This Spring – March 20th – Equinox – is a DAY of Balance and Sacred Ceremony – a RED AND BLUE day started here on Turtle Island and then sent around the world.
A DAY OF SACRED CEREMONY has been called over the entire Turtle Island and around the world. Imagine the Prayer of every Pipe Carrier and Water Carrier and Ceremonial person opening « their » Bundles and having the largest and most inclusive Sacred Ceremony this land has ever seen and Shared respectfully with those who come forward to Stand; combine this with the Equinox – a moment of balance between the Light and Dark – and the March 20 would begin the Indigenous Spring of 2013 around the Entire World. We will watch and take direction from the Women and then network this concept of UNITY and the SACRED – shared openly with all who respect life. Then we are really talking a Movement of Spirit.
We are going to open our International Networks FULL ON – the reason – Ceremony has been called for on MARCH 20TH – Equinox – starting here on Turtle Island North America and as the world turns the Morning Star Prayer and Ceremony will be called for in EVERY TIME ZONE. Then as the Sun Sets – a call for the reverse – a Prayer ceremony with the Waters of Life – and then an evening Feast and Gifting to each other. This is the time we have all prayed for and shortly thereafter a Movement around the World from ALL the Women of the world will begin to form…WORLD WIDE – the reason – our Human survival – and the time to SPRING INTO COLLECTIVE ACTION FOR CHANGE!
Blessings everyone for your help! Lets « CALL » the Change we want in our world. All it will take is 11% of the STANDING POPULATION OF THIS WORLD – and then watch the miracle of Life unfold.
( Blessings – hope this gets discussed with the people around Turtle Island and also around the world. Lets bring about change through the choices me make individually and collectively. PLEASE NETWORK)
My original post began here:
I spent a lot of time when I was young reading about the civil rights struggle in the U.S. and South Africa – which is good, because I learned stuff.
BUT while I was doing that, there was a genocide going on in my backyard and I did not know about it. No one talked about it. Hey! It’s been going on for a little over a hundred years! No one saw anything?
We have been lazy, blind (some were wilfully), naive, un-knowledgeable, sometimes ignorant. NO MORE.
It’s okay to defend Natives across the world who are murdered by Canadian companies. BUT we should also and more-so defend our own First Nations here. We owe it to them.
And put our money and our energy where our mouth is. It is so easy to have peace of mind after giving to SPCA or CARE or World Vision (or even Amnesty International) to correct poverty and human rights violations abroad ot to defend animal rights. But too often, we do it while ignoring people who are freezing, starving, living in shacks, having no schools, their rights denied here in Canada, sometimes across the street.
Now Amnesty International reports about Canada because we’ve been complacent and asleep at the wheel.
We so-called progressive people should start in our country. OUR pollution. Our waste. OUR human rights violations. Because when we do nothing, we are the colonialists. We benefit from the system.
Another wake-up call, also very serious:
Words fail me. After the Pickton Affair, after the inquiry report in B.C., police forces still are doing nothing to address their shocking racism and near-complete lack of interest in the disappearances and murders of HUNDREDS of First Nations women???
On the same topic:
Canada: RCMP Closes Ranks on Abuse Independent Accountability Mechanisms for Police Misconduct Sorely Needed
- Sisters in Spirit
- Amnesty International reports
- Why the federal government hasn’t called a national inquiry into missing aboriginal women
- Winnipeg Sun editorial blames violence against Aboriginal women on reserve corruption *face palm*
- Highway of Tears on Huffington Post
Last week, the New York based Human Rights Watch issued a report entitled Those Who Take Us Away: Abusive Policing and Failures in Protection of Indigenous Women and Girls in Northern British Columbia, Canada. This report detailed various abuses of Indigenous women at the hands of the BC policing forces, including instances of physical and sexual assault. This report surprised far more people than it should have, given that it is the latest report in a series of more longstanding efforts to document the colonial violence endured by Indigenous women in Canada. In 2004, for example, Amnesty International put out at report titled Stolen Sisters that detailed the various structural inequalities that have produced not only alarming rates of violence against Aboriginal women but hundreds of cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women as well. Following this report, in 2005 the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) embarked on…
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Your vision is inspiring.
And here is mine: all women from the 4 quadrants (the Red, the Yellow, the White and the Black) will unite and rise to defend Mother Earth.
For our children For our grandchildren. And their grandchildren. Seven generations.
Hear the drums of our determination.
Rise, my sisters. It is time.