Fundraiser for Six Nations and NOII

Posted by admin on Jan 4th, 2007

This Thursday, January 4th will be an evening featuring the live performances of two women musicians, Erica Mah, a singer and pianist, and Kytami, an electric violinist. This is a joint fundraiser to support the ongoing Six Nations Land Reclamation and Political Prisoner Trevor Miller (all money collected from donations and cover charge), and for No One Is Illegal’s Refugee and Non status Support Fund (a portion of bar sales).

Date: Thursday January 4th
Location: The Main – 4210 Main Street (near 26th avenue)
Time:  Doors @ 9pm, Music at 9:30.
Cover: By donation.

==> For More Information on the Artists:

* Erica: I play piano and I write songs. Songs that resonate like political anthems, whisper like bedtime lullabies, and flow like old folk fables. Songs that document all of those great things and small things that get caught in our memories. I currently reside in Toronto, where, new
demo album in hand, I am “emerging” as an artist.

* Kytami: Kytami started taking violin lessons at 3 years of age. She went through an intense classical training at the Vancouver Academy of Music. She wanted to combine the sound of her violin with punk, reggae, hip hop, jungle and drum n bass. Kytami released her debut album in 2002, “Conflation” with Kytami’s electric violin driven by electronic beats. She is a member of hip-hop/dancehall/drum n bass live act Third Eye Tribe, epic punk/metal/rock band Lownote as well as acoustic folk-punk band Blackie LeBlanc and the Kytami Revolution.

==> For More Information on the recipients of fundraising:

* Six Nations: Since February 28th 2006 members of the Rotinoshon’non:we people set up camp on the Haldimand Tract to protest development by Henco Industries Ltd on Six Nations territory. This land has at no point been surrendered to Canada, and was formally recognized by the Crown as Six Nations territory as part of the 1784 Haldimand Deed. Cmmunity members have maintained a land reclamation and negotiations on a nation-to-nation basis are ongoing. Trevor Miller, 31, is a Six Nations Political Prisoner who was has been jailed for over five months on charges relating to the Six Nations Reclamation. In court apperances he has asserted that the Ontario court has no jurisdiction over him. He has been denied bail and no trial date has been set yet. He is from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, and is the father of three young children.

* NOII Supportwork: No One is Illegal-Vancouver is a grassroots immigrant and refugee rights community collective. As a movement for self-determination that challenges the ideology of immigration controls, we are in full confrontation with Canada’s colonial border policies. In addition to ongoing campaigns, projects, and actions, NOII offers tangible solidarity to refugee and nonstatus individuals and families to attain practical victories for those who daily struggle against the detention and deportation machine. This includes legal advocacy, raising defence funds, and building community support.

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