Idle No More stands in solidarity with all land and human rights defenders and protectors. Read the actions and updates below and share your Idle No More story for Dec 10th!
Dec 10th – Celebrating Idle No More Stories
We invite you to share your artwork, videos, poems, songs and stories for us to share with the world. SHARE THE SPIRIT OF IDLE NO MORE! What does Idle No More mean to you? How did you get involved in the movement? How are you still involved? How is your INM work impacting your community?
Eyes on Peru – Calling All Idle No More Earth Guardians, Water and Land Defenders!
December 1st to 12th: It’s time to let the global climate policy makers who will be meeting in Lima, Peru, know that we demand a safe future for ourselves and those yet to come.
We invite you and your group (if you have one) to organize an event and share it far and wide. Not in a group? Take a photo of you and your friends with sign(s) of what you want the Climate Negotiators to know and post it here and on other social media outlets. #EyesOnPeru
Standing on our Inherent/ Treaty Position! #STOPC27
Indigenous Nations from Treaties No. 4, 6 and 7 are actively organizing to resist Canada’s forceful implementation of C-27 legislation (First Nations Financial Transparency and Accountability Act). The government of Canada’s C-27 legislation came into effect July 2014, calling for the public posting of consolidated audits and individuals’ income and expenses on a website hosted by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) in violation of the rights of the Indigenous individuals and the Indigenous Nations.
Dec 3, 2014: Thunderchild First Nation Court Hearing and Rally #CFAHoldRations
Thunderchild refuses to sign 2014/15 Contribution Funding Agreement (CFA) and has taken court action. The title of the court case is “Thunderchild First Nation et al. v. Her Majesty the Queen et al.” All are invited to organize their own events across the lands in support.
Event Info – Idle No More Website – Facebook Event Page – Thunderchild Website Stop Statoil Deep Sea Oil Drilling In Aotearoa
Seismic testing, which has a devastating impact on the environment, begins in December as the first step towards oil drilling. Come, learn, enjoy and discuss our environment’s future before it’s too late.
We Stand Together: Courageous First Nation Challenges Canada China FIPPA
Hupacasath First Nation calls for greater disclosure on the impact of the FIPPA Agreement in wake of Prime Minister Harper’s trip to China. Brenda Sayers, a representative of the Hupacasath Nation added, “The Prime Minister had an opportunity to strengthen relationships with First Nations through the Kelowna Accord, but that promise was broken…”
Read More – Website – Facebook Page Burnaby Mountain Resistance
Burnaby Mountain, located on the outskirts of Vancouver and Burnaby, British Columbia, is surrounded by residents concerned about the impacts of a Kinder Morgan trans-mountain pipeline expansion. Anti-pipeline activists set up an encampment on Burnaby Mountain in September in an attempt to block Kinder Morgan crews from accessing the area. Since then, a court injunction was granted to Kinder Morgan, giving them access to the mountain to begin their survey and drilling work. Indigenous Peoples whose unceded lands are located on Burnaby Mountain along with allies have been vigilant and peaceful while some have crossed a line to protest and have gotten arrested. To date approximately 50 arrests have been made.
Northern Trappers “Holding the Line” in Treaty 8 near LaLoche, Saskatchewan
Idle No More and Defenders of the Land support and acknowledge the Northern Trappers Alliance in protecting and defending their lands and waters against mineral companies’ exploration and extraction activities, which will inevitably impact their health, environment and sources of livelihood. For the long term, this impact will adversely affect all peoples.
CNRL Oil Spills Too Common- **ANOTHER OIL SPILL** Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
“RED EARTH CREEK, Alta. – The Alberta Energy Regulator says close to 60,000 litres of crude oil have spilled into muskeg in the province’s north…The AER is also investigating bitumen leaks at CNRL’s Primrose oilsands project in eastern Alberta, which were discovered during the spring of 2013. Some 1.2 million litres of a bitumen-water emulsion have been recovered.”
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Kandi Mossett Fights Fracking in North Dakota
“…This is starting to be a common occurrence that we’re starting to see, it’s what, for me, used to be called ‘God’s Country’…it’s so hard to do this work when so many are against you but we do, we get together, we organize, and we take back the power because nobody’s going to do it for us…”
No Oil Drilling in Canary Islands
The Spanish government and oil corporation Repsol started oil drilling in pristine marine sanctuary off Canary Islands. Locals are irate because of the inevitable environmental degradation and the damage to the tourism industry. The Spanish Army attacked a peaceful demonstration of Greenpeace activists, resulting in injuries and a fine of 50,000 euros to release the Artic Sunrise. The group Canarias NYC is organizing numerous protests in New York. Our next protest will be on Tuesday, December 4 to oppose an award that the president of Repsol will receive by the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce.