Updates on Sustainable Solutions & More! – Idle No More

Idle No More organizer & One House Many Nations builder, Alex Wilson, speaking at Just Transitions

In this email update, we are sharing some exciting news from the Indigenous folks who are working for sustainable solutions for not only our communities but also to provide models other communities can pick up to apply at home. We get to learn more from folks who are showing how to lead in result based solutions.

This coming weekend, Alex Wilson of the One House Many Nations campaign and the Idle No More network, will be joining Michelle Brass of Indigenous Climate Action, at the Just Transitions: Building Saskatchewan’s Next Economy summit at the Campus Regina Public institution. They will be presenting “Decolonizing the Transition” on Sunday, October 28th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. This public event is free and child minding services are available for those who need them. The Transition Summit runs from Saturday, October 27th to Sunday, October 28th, 2018.

The workshop topics and speakers presentations will include:

  • Transitioning Employment and Work (Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
  • Phasing out Coal (Climate Justice Saskatoon and Chris Gallaway, Alberta Federation of Labour)
  • Transitioning the Electrical Grid (Mark Bigland-Pritchard)
  • Decolonizing the Transition (Michelle Brass, Indigenous Climate Action and Alex Wilson, Idle no More and One House Many Nations)
  • Winding down the Oil and Gas Industry (Regan Boychuk from Reclaim Alberta)
  • Teaching about Transition (Jared Clarke, Climate activist and grades 6/7 teacher)
  • Solar Coops (Wascana Solar Cooperative)
  • Transitioning Agriculture (Cathy Holtslander and Darin Qualman, National Farmers Union)

Register for the Transitions Summit here: https://www.policyalternatives.ca/transitions-summit-sk

Tiny House Warriors Update

Beginning today, the Tiny House Warriors have launched an online auction to raise funds. The first auction proceeds were applied entirely towards the purchase of a truck which was required to mobilize the Tiny House’s, the teams have already built, through unceded Secwepemcul’ecw.

Tiny House Warriors, stewards & protectors of unceded Secwepemc territory are maintaining vigilant surveillance over Secwepemc lands and sacred headwaters. The Tiny House warriors need your support to help winterize the camp and build it up with enough supplies to last through the long winter months.

How It Works: Artists, crafter, donors, and generally generous folks donate an item to the online, Facebook Auction Event page by posting one picture of the auction item and include their auction winner terms. For example, “Winning bidder pays to ship.” or “Winning bid includes shipping” are but some of the terms donors require. Interested buyers make the bids in the comment section of the post and make the payment for the winning bid item directly to the Tiny House Warriors, while shipping payment and arrangements are worked out between the donor and winner.

The Tiny House Warriors Auction runs from today, October 22nd until November 12th, 2018. To stay up to date with the Tiny House Warriors movement, like their Facebook Page here: Tiny House Warriors

Idle No More, Defenders of the Land & Truth Campaign Teach-In Tools Update

In case you missed our widely viewed, live-streamed YouTube webinar on the Federal “Rights and Recognition” Framework, we have included here, in our email update. Due to technical issues related to internet connections, we were unable to wrap up the discussion with our guest panelist Rachel Snow, as we had originally planned. We still were able to provide you with a great deal of information, in spite of our connectivity problems. We plan on having Rachel Snow back to speak about the Federal Framework, but in a different format, quite possibly a podcast. Stay tuned for that in the future. Below is a complete list of the tools our joint team has released to date:

#NotOurFramework Rights and Recognition Framework Webinar: