Videos from Resistance Without Reservation

Posted by admin on Dec 10th, 2009

VIDEOS: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

As part of Indigenous Sovereignty Week, No One Is Illegal Vancouver Coast Salish Territories hosted Resistance Without Reservation on October 29, 2009. As non-native multiracial supporters, we are allies of frontline Indigenous communities who organize in defense of their land, freedom, and autonomy. As a grassroots anti-racist and anti-imperialist migrant justice group rising to liberation, No One Is Illegal strongly believes that our movement must always be in active solidarity with self-determination struggles of Indigenous communities who struggle across Turtle Island against centuries of imposed racist, sexist, criminalizing, impoverishing, and genocidal policies.

Our event was organized in this spirit of respect with the diverse realities of Indigenous peoples to survive and resist, especially in the face of our society’s apathy, the normalization of colonialism, and increasing state repression. No Justice on Stolen Land!

Listen to speakers:
* Kat Norris: founder of Indigenous Action Movement and survivor of the Kuper Island Residential School. Kat joined the American Indian Movement and has been a social activist since. Most recently, she has been organizing against police abuses and her biggest success is the Frank Paul Inquiry.

* Carol Martin: Nisga’a/Gitanyow and member of Downtown Eastside Elders Council, Sweetgrass All Nations Healing Centre, and Feb 14th Memorial March Committee. Carol is a long-time advocate and grassroots voice for Indigenous peoples and for women and men in the DTES, especially in the lead up to the Olympic Games.

* Dustin Rivers: a young and outspoken Skwxwú7mesh-KwakwakaÂ’wakw activist, artist, and writer.He’s had an obsession with history from a early age, but also raised in a time of cultural re-generation, he uses his ancestors legacy of political uprising to accomplish his vision of decolonization.

* David Dennis: Nuu-chah-nulth Nation and President-Elect of the United Native Nations. David was instrumental in the formation of the Native Youth Movement and has been active in indigenous land struggles and urban indigenous issues for decades.


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