Indigienous Peoples Issues

Healing Walk 2011

Jun 25 2011 - 4:00pm

Calling all community members and allies: Join us and walk for the healing of mother earth and her sacred waters.

Mother earth needs our help in the protection and healing of the land and water. We as Indigenous people are caretakers of the earth and we need to work together for the health and safety for the next generations.

We, the Keepers of the Athabasca, are calling on allies and supporters to join us on a healing walk on Saturday, June 25, 2011. We are asking all community members of the Tar Sands region and supporters to come out and walk for the healing of the land and our sacred waters. The walk will be led by First Nation and Metis elders and community members but we are hoping that our allies will come out to walk beside them as supporters as well. Read more about Healing Walk 2011

Location

Fort McMurray , AB

As Long As the Rivers Flow: Water Justice & Indigenous Sovereignty

Mar 24 2011 - 1:00am

A panel featuring Cree Elder Lillian Shirt, Indigenous rights lawyer Clayton Leonard and Indigenous activist and Greenpeace campaigner Melina Massimo-Laboucan.

Many are surprised to learn that within Canada are people who the Public Health Agency of Canada say live in “third world conditions”; in fact, many Indigenous communities on Turtle Island live without access to one of the most basic needs: clean water.

Come to learn about what made this the reality in Canada, and what is being and can be done in the fight for water justice. Read more about As Long As the Rivers Flow: Water Justice & Indigenous Sovereignty

Location

Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) Room 1-007
University of Alberta (East of 116 St between 91 and 92 Avenues)
Edmonton , AB

Royal Society Report on Tar Sands ignores Traditional Knowledge

Indigenous Peoples, Community Members and Allies raise concerns

EDMONTON, Dec. 15 /CNW/ - The Royal Society of Canada report on the tar sands released today, spurred concern by directly impacted communities and allies today as conclusions were put forward around the impacts of tar sands development within the region. Read more about Royal Society Report on Tar Sands ignores Traditional Knowledge

Rally! No Tar Sands, No Pipeline, No Tankers - No Problem!

Oct 16 2010 - 7:00pm

Solidarity Rally!

No Tar Sands, No Tankers, No Pipeline, No Problem - Clean Energy Now!

Stand in solidarity with communities from Alberta to the BC coast fighting the Tar Sands, the most environmentally devastating project in human history. There will be rallies happening on October 16th and 17th in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and in Prince George to send the message loud and clear that the extraction and transportation of dirty oil is not the answer! Read more about Rally! No Tar Sands, No Pipeline, No Tankers - No Problem!

Location

McIntyre (Gazebo) Park
83 Avenue & 104 Street
Edmonton , AB

Film Screening — For the Next 7 Generations: 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Weaving a World that Works

Mar 28 2010 - 12:30am to 3:00am

Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples is pleased to present the film "For the Next 7 Generations: 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Weaving a World that Works" followed by a discussion and refreshments. Following the screening, we will have a discussion with our guest, Cindy Gaudet, Métis Woman, Educator. She will share her experiences with the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. We look forward to welcoming those from all walks of life and to generating positive community relations in addressing these important teachings for the next seven generations. Read more about Film Screening — For the Next 7 Generations: 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Weaving a World that Works

Location

Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples
10821 96 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

URGENT DEMO! Stand in solidarity with Indigenous people of Peru! Demand Petrolifera suspend their mining activities on indigenou

Jun 12 2009 - 6:00pm

 

COME OUT! Noon— Friday, June 12th ­ Petrolifera Headquaters in Calgary (Suite 900, 332 - 6 Avenue SW)

Reports this week have confirmed that Indigenous led protests against new "Free Trade" agreements in Peru have been met with brutal violence by the Peruvian government. The Peruvian police and military murdered up to 100 protesters on June 5/6 2009, and are continuing to terrorize people under a declared 'State of Emergency' while blaming the protesters for the violence. Read more about URGENT DEMO! Stand in solidarity with Indigenous people of Peru! Demand Petrolifera suspend their mining activities on indigenou

Location

Petrolifera Headquaters
900 - 332 6 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB

Canadian Premiere of Oscar Shortlisted Film 'Downstream'

Sunday March 8th, 2pm and 4pm Metro Cinema Edmonton

Monday March 9th, 7pm and 9:30pm Plaza Theatre Calgary

Canada 2008, 33 min, DigiBeta, Director: Leslie Iwerks

At the heart of the multi-billion dollar oil sands industry in Northern Alberta, Dr. John O' Connor's career is jeopardized as he fights for the lives of the aboriginal people living and dying of rare forms of cancer downstream from one of the largest oil operations in the world. Making the short-list for this year's Academy Award® Nominations for best short documentary, Downstream provides an in-depth look at the toll oil sands extraction is potentially taking on the residents of Fort Chipewyan.  A community affected by high rates of unusual cancer, the people of Fort Chip have struggled for years to have their concerns addressed by government and industry. Downstream has raised unprecedented awareness in Canada and the U.S. regarding the environmental and social impacts of the tar sands.  In conjunction with high level members of the NRDC, it is now being viewed by members of the Obama Administration. Following its upcoming Canadian premiere in Edmonton and Calgary March 8th & 9th, it will have its International premiere on Babelgum.com in March 2009. The accompanying feature film, Upstream, is scheduled for release in Summer of 2009. Read more about Canadian Premiere of Oscar Shortlisted Film 'Downstream'

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