Six Nations Youth Statement – Reclaiming the Old Police Station in “Ohsweken”

Posted by admin on May 22nd, 2011

Six Nations Youth Statement – Reclaiming the Old Police Station in “Ohsweken”

Sunday, May 22, 2011 – In the spirit of our ancestors, honoring the memory of all those Youth who have died unjustly and in respect to all our relations, We the Six Nations Youth Movement are TAKING ACTION and RECLAIMING the old Police Station as the temporary site of the Onkwehon:we Youth Centre. This action declares: NO ONE SPEAKS FOR THE YOUTH BUT THE YOUTH, no matter their level of education or claim to knowledge, the wisdom and voice of the Youth can only be found in the Youth. We declare that the Band Council superstructure (including its services) cannot handpick our representatives nor determine the direction of the Six Nations Youth Movement. WE are the Six Nations Youth Movement, ALL of us together – not any one group or any one person alone.

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Promo Videos – Community March Against Racism

Posted by admin on Mar 9th, 2011

Watch our 30-sec promotional vides for the upcoming march to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racism. Thank you to Isaac Oommen and Alejandro Zuluaga for the videos! The march is on Sunday March 20th at 2pm at Waterfront Skytrain Station. Details on the march here.

Video: Self-determination and end all racist wars and occupations!

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Turning the Page on Colonial Oppression, Defenders of the Land Meets in Vancouver

Posted by admin on Mar 1st, 2010

Peter Kulchyski | March 1st 2010 | Canadian Dimenision

Early this fall, an event largely ignored by the mass media in Canada, took place in northwestern Ontario. A floatplane filled with equipment and staff from the Platinex mining company attempted to land on Big Trout Lake, known as Kitchenuhmaykoosib to the local Inninuwug. The chief and other members of the community got in their boats and played a game of “chicken” with the plane, maneuvering their boats in front of its landing trajectory to keep it from being able settle onto the lake. After making several attempts, the pilot turned around and returned south. A few months later the community heard the news that the Ontario government had bought out Platinex’s interest in the disputed territory (part of Treaty 9) and announced that the platinum mining development in the region would not proceed.

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Protesters say they will keep torch and RCMP out of Six Nations

Posted by admin on Dec 14th, 2009

By Jessica Smith, Turtle Island News. December 15, 2009

The Olympic Torch is coming to Six Nations next week but a group opposing the run say they plan to protest it, but wont provide details and told the media to leave their meeting after claiming it was a public meeting. The sent out a declaration Monday claiming they would peacefully protest the torch run. Turtle Island News sources said the protesters plan to be at Highway 6, Middleport and along Chiefswood Road when the torch arrives, The group met at the old council House last Wednesday. They said they were opposed to the run and some claimed it was dividing the community.

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Defenders of the Land, Private Property Abolitionists

Posted by admin on Jul 4th, 2009

By Shiri Pasternak. 06/04/2009. Indypendent Reader

Indigenous peoples in Canada have marked the geographical limits of capitalist expansion through more than five centuries of permanent resistance. Due to the geography of residual Aboriginal lands, they form a final frontier of capitalist penetration for natural resource extraction, agribusiness, and urban/suburban development. While much of the focus of the economic crisis has centred on foreclosures and job losses in the manufacturing and service sectors, a renewed push for resources – e.g. tar sands, timber, fisheries, mining, suburban sprawl – may tread in the old vices of colonialism, but it has also been ushered in by a new political economy of indigenous dispossession, and with it, spurred a new phase of resistance.

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