Latin American Researchers of Ontario (LARO) – Idle No More

Latin American Researchers of Ontario (LARO), Foro Nuestra America, the organizers ofLatino/as in Solidarity with Idle no More, and the undersigned organizations support Idle No More for the following reasons:

  1. Because Idle No More represents a compelling call to build a more equitable and sustainable society where the most vulnerable populations have access to basic rights such as appropriate housing, food and clean water, education and autonomy
  2. Because Idle No More represents a strong voice against the destruction and continued privatization of our natural resources
  3. Because Idle No More represents a sovereign call to defend traditional governance and real participatory democracy
  4. Because Idle No More represents a legitimate voice against governmental racist and assimilationist policies that perpetuate neo-colonial relations
  5. Because Idle No More is challenging mainstream images and stereotypes of passive/victimized indigenous subjects and providing visibility for alternative voices
  6. Because Idle No More is raising unprecedented awareness regarding the Right of Indigenous Peoples and the rights of Canadian inhabitants
  7. Because Idle No More provides an opportunity to re-think social, political and economic relations in ways that include environmental, spiritual, and communitarian values
  8. Because as immigrants we have the responsibility to engage in dialogue with the original peoples of these lands!

Organizations that support this statement:

Canadian Hispanic Congress, Toronto, ON

Casa Maíz, Toronto, ON

LACEN – Edmonton, AB

Latino Rebels, LLC, Milton, MA

Leo Campos Aldunez, E.C., The Community Networks Group, Edmonton, AB

Memoria Viva, Edmonton, AB

One Voice Radio, Phoenix, Arizona

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