Secwepemc Elder and Warrior Wolverine Passes On

Posted by admin on Mar 26th, 2016

By Ts’Peten Defence Committee, March 22, 2016

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Today, Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 our Secwepemc War Hero and Elder Wolverine William Jones Ignace passed on to the Spirit World at his home in Secwepemc Territory. Wolverine earned his Battle Honours at Ts’Peten, Gustafsen Lake Siege in 1995, were he and other Warriors successfully survived a military attack launched by the Canadian government, in defence of his unsurrendered Secwepemc Lands. He leaves with us a great legacy of Indigenous Resistance, Struggle and Victory. He is widely respected and loved, not only by his family, community and Secwepemc Nation, but throughout the World as well. Wolverine lit the fires of Freedom in the hearts and spirits of countless Peoples fighting for Indigenous Lives, Lands and Rights. Wolverine will be greatly missed by Indigenous Warriors on the frontlines from Alaska to South America.

Wolverine sincerely expressed a deep will for the Peoples to continue the important and crucial work in fighting for our unceded Secwepemc Territory, including the demand for a National Inquiry into the siege at Gustafsen Lake. As well as, to carry on his Nourish the Nation Garden, to feed the frontlines.

To send your condolences to Wolverine’s family call (250) 679-3671 or by email: kanahusmanuel@gmail.com

Wolverines family is accepting monetary donations via e-transfer to: jrdickbilly@gmail.com

Memorial for Secwepemc Elder and Warrior Wolverine William Jones Ignace will be held Tuesday, March 29th in the Simon Baker Room at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre.

https://www.facebook.com/events/209452176084647/?active_tab=highlights

This is is a child friendly event and there will be food.

We will also be doing a collection for his family.

 

Poster for Unist’ot’en Camp Healing Lodge fundraiser

Posted by admin on Aug 6th, 2015

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Thursday, September 10 at 7:00pm – 11:00pm in PDT
Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Street,
Unceded Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil Waututh Territories

Opening by CHRISTIE LEE CHARLES
RUP SIDHU
JILLIAN CHRISTMAS
JB THE FIRST LADY
KIMMORTAL
& in from Seattle! ABYSSINIAN CREOLE

Tickets: http://frontlines.bpt.me/

Print the poster and put it up somewhere

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Frontlines Beat Pipelines II: Fundraiser for the Unist’ot’en Camp Healing Center

Posted by admin on Jul 17th, 2015

Thursday, September 10 at 7:00pm – 11:00pm in PDT
Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Street,
Unceded Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil Waututh Territories

Opening by CHRISTIE LEE CHARLES
RUP SIDHU
JILLIAN CHRISTMAS
JB THE FIRST LADY
KIMMORTAL
& in from Seattle! ABYSSINIAN CREOLE

Tickets: http://frontlines.bpt.me/

Even if you can’t attend in person, you can purchase and donate a ticket for low-income folks

Free for low-income folks: noii-van@resist.ca to reserve.

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Babies behind bars and other news and updates

Posted by admin on Jun 28th, 2015

IMMIGRATION CHANGES:

It’s official – second class citizenship goes into effect

Last Friday, part of Bill C-24 went into effect, officially creating a two-tier citizenship system. As a result of this new law, dual citizens and people who have immigrated to Canada can have their citizenship taken away while other Canadians cannot. The government’s press release last week tried to justify this discriminatory law by raising the threat of “jihadi terrorism,” but Bill C-24 could easily be used against non-terrorists—for example, a journalist who is convicted of a “terrorism offence” in another country for reporting on human rights violations by the government.

Read more: https://bccla.org/2015/06/its-official-second-class-citizenship-goes-into-effect/

Hundreds make final bids to stay in Canada after deportation hold lifted

Mr. Lafleur is one of 3,500 people in Canada – 3,200 Haitians and 300 Zimbabweans – who were affected when the federal government lifted a hold on deportations to their home countries in December, deeming the situation in Haiti and Zimbabwe to be stable. Those without status were given six months to apply for residency on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/hundreds-make-final-bids-to-stay-in-canada-after-deportation-hold-lifted/article24728764/

New Tory legislation will force deportation of foreign criminals and strip them of refugee protection

The government’s plans is to change several acts to make it easier and faster to remove non-Canadian criminals out of Canada, including some who have already been accorded refugee protection and permanent residency status, he said.

Read more: http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/new-tory-legislation-will-force-deportation-of-foreign-criminals-and-strip-them-of-refugee-protection

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Videos from: Frack off! Indigenous Land Defenders Against Fracking

Posted by admin on Apr 1st, 2015

Unist’ot’en Camp and Skwomesh Action in a talk about Indigenous struggles against fracking. Also featuring poetry by Crystal Smith de Molina; Tsimshian & Haisla.

Indigenous Resistance News

Posted by admin on Mar 29th, 2015

Video: Naverone Woods Family Statement

Naverone Christian Landon Woods, 23 year old Gitxsan man, fatally shot by transit police on Dec 28, 2014. His death at the hands of police was profoundly tragic. It was also incredibly troubling; raising many questions about the use of deadly force by police, the role of armed transit police on our public transit system, and the broader dynamics of racism and colonial violence.

Watch statement from his family:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UmMRLObbW0&feature=youtu.be

Hubie, The Watchman

Since 2000, Hubert Jim has watched over the area known as Sutikalh—in the pristine wilderness of Cayoosh Canyon near Pemberton, British Columbia—with an attentive eye and clear love for it. From the nearby highway, following along a creek bed to a small opening, he occupies a lone cabin that was erected during a blockade. Hubert Jim, a member of the local St’át’imc First Nation known as “Hubie” to locals, has lived at Sutikalh since the blockade began. Outsiders commonly refer to Sutikalh as a “camp,” but Hubie explains that “15 years is too long to call this place a camp. For me, its Sutikalh Home.”

Read more: http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/hubie-watchman

Grassy Narrows First Nation Holds Logging Protest in Kenora

In March of last year, the Grassy Narrows’ youth group released a statement rejecting the plan, as did the community’s chief and council. “The trees, like the water, are sacred,” stated Brenda Kokokopenace, an Anishinabe Elder from Grassy Narrows. “We have a duty to protect Mother Earth, and that duty is sacred, too. It is good to see the youth standing up for the land. It shows they know who they are and that they can wake up the people who have lost that connection.”

Read more:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/grassy-narrows-first-nation-holds-logging-protest-in-kenora-1.2996899

Frack off! Indigenous Land Defenders Against Fracking

Posted by admin on Mar 12th, 2015

Monday March 23 at 6 pm.
Grandview Calvary Baptist Church – 1803 East 1st Ave
Snacks and childcare on-site.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/912952715393191/

Join the Unist’ot’en Camp and Skwomesh Action in a talk about Indigenous struggles against fracking.

Also featuring poetry by Crystal Smith de Molina, Tsimshian and Haisla.

The Unist’ot’en Camp are taking action to protect their lands by building cabins and resistance camps in the pathways of approximately seven proposed oil and fracked gas pipelines.

Skwomesh Action is committed to the protection and revitalization of their lands, waters, and way of life including from Woodfibre LNG. They are calling for a ban on LNG tankers in the Howe Sound.
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Naverone Woods Family Statement, February 28 Vigil

Indigenous Resistance News

Posted by admin on Feb 26th, 2015

‘This system hasn’t killed me yet’: A roundtable on gendered colonial violence

Nearly 1,200 Indigenous women have been murdered or gone missing in Canada over the past 30 years. According to researcher Maryanne Pearce, 24.8 per cent of all missing and murdered women in Canada are Indigenous women despite making up less than two per cent of the total population. Statistics are, of course, wholly inadequate when conveying the scope of violence. Gendered violence is embedded within settler-colonialism: in racist and heteropatriarchal laws such as the Indian Act, in policies of child apprehension which target Indigenous families, in the practices of locking up Indigenous women and youth at alarming rates, in the theft of Indigenous lands that disproportionately displaces and impoverishes Indigenous women, and in the genocidal attempts to annihilate Indigenous laws through the very bodies of Indigenous women, girls, trans and two-spirit people that embody and enact Indigenous sovereignty.

 http://rabble.ca/columnists/2015/02/this-system-hasnt-killed-me-yet-roundtable-on-gendered-colonial-violence

The Tsilhqot’in Decision and Canada’s First Nations Termination Policies

“The reaction to the SCC Tsilhqot’in decision has ranged from the jubilation of Tsilhqot’in Chiefs and other First Nation leaders, to dismay and alarm from industry spokespeople and other Canadian Settler opinion makers. Reaction from Colonial Crown governments was muted or silent for the most part, except for the British Columbia government, Premier Christy Clark called for a meeting between her Cabinet and Chiefs in BC on September 11, 2014.”

http://www.newsocialist.org/782-the-tsilhqot-in-decision-and-canada-s-first-nations-termination-policies

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Secwepemc Women Warrior Society disrupt meeting, No to Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline

Posted by admin on Jan 14th, 2014

Secwepemc Women Warrior Society disrupt meeting, No to Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014, Tk’emlups, unceded, unsurrendered Secwepemc Nation, (Kamloops, Bc, Canada)

Secwepemc Women Warrior Society said a resounding No! to the Kinder Morgan pipeline today at an illegal engagement session between government and elected chief and council in Kamloops. The session was to push forward the federal government’s recent Eyford report on West Coast energy infrastructure and supposed “tanker safety”.

VIDEO:

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