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Russell Diabo: a Chronology of Canada-First Nations Relationship

by on February 28, 2013

Russell Diabo, member of the Mohawk Nation at Kahnawake, Editor First Nations Strategic Bulletin, and First Nations Policy Analyst will be speaking this Friday on January 25 at 10 am on issues affecting Indigenous Peoples and meeting with labour and community allies.

Given the important developments around the Defenders of the Land, the Idle No More movement, the Chief Theresa Spence’s sacred hunger strike, and the upcoming Indigenous-Canada-Quebec social forum General Assembly this weekend in Ottawa on Algonquin Territory, this is a timely event to hear from a person on the front lines of Indigenous struggles today

Co-sponsored by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), the Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement Ottawa (IPSMO), Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) , the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the National Union of Public and general Employees (NUPGE)

Some resources:

Defenders of the Land: Indigenous Peoples have clear demands for real change: http://www.defendersoftheland.org/story/317

Declaration of non-Indigenous Support for Defenders of the Land: http://www.defendersoftheland.org/supporters

Breaking down the Indian Act with Russell Diabo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECi_7G0QAgw

Harper Launches Major First Nations Termination Plan: As Negotiating Tables Legitimize Canada’s Colonialism: http://intercontinentalcry.org/harper-launches-major-first-nations-termination-plan-as-negotiating-tables-legitimize-canadas-colonialism/

The #IdleNoMore Movement Manifesto: http://idlenomore.ca/index.php/about-us/item/120-manifesto

CUPW Letter to Chief Theresa Spence: http://www.cupw.ca/index.cfm/ci_id/14420/la_id/1

Chief Theresa Spence Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjS721JeuUc

Theresa Spence Speaks out Ottawa Press Conference CBC NEWS January 11 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_O1wRIvDYA

Resources: #IdleNoMore Indigenous Sovereignty Movement: http://ipsmo.wordpress.com/2012/12/29/resources-idlenomore/

Ally Bill of Responsibilities: http://www.lynngehl.com/settler-ally-resources.html

Peoples’ Social Forum http://peoplessocialforum.webs.com/general-assembly

Alternative Media: http://www.mediacoop.ca/idlenomore

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  • Jamie Kneen
    February 28, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Russ leaves out the Maritime “peace and friendship” treaties with the British… I’ll ask him about this next time.


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