Global Day of Action: January 28 actions to affirm First Nations’ rights

Ottawa
March and Rally on Parliament Hill
11:00 am-4:00 pm
11:00 am: Meet at Victoria Island at the sacred fire of the Algonquins.
Firekeeper Peter Decontie and Elder Josee Whiteduck will conduct the opening ceremony.
11:10 am: Assemble on Wellington in the Eastbound lanes. March towards Parliament Hill.
11:20 am: Meet up with Grandfather Drums and Jingle Dress Dancers. Let the Drummers and Jingle Dress Dancers lead with the Eagle Staff in front of the marchers.
12:00 noon: Arrive at Parliament Hill with Jingle Dress Dancers in the lead ringing their message of protection for the waters, and healing for everyone.
A Healing song and an Honour song will be sung.
12:20 pm: Chief Gilbert Whiteduck and an Elder will welcome us to Parliament Hill.
12:30 pm: Scheduled speakers until 3:00 pm
3:00 pm: A visual statement will be made with some help from the audience.
3:10 pm: MaryAnne Caibaiosai and the Women’s Drum will lead a round dance on the Hill.
3:50 pm: Elder smudges crowd for safe travel.
3:55 pm: people head for the buses lined up along Wellington St.
4:00 pm: End of day.

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Halifax
March and Rally
10:00 am — Meet at MacDonald Bridge
12:00 noon — Rally at Citadel Hill

Vancouver
Rally at Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
12:00 noon
1138 Melville St.
Edmonton
10:30 am-2:00 pm
Details TBA
Calgary
Native Student Centre Elder Speaker Series Featuring William Wuttunee
12:00-2:00 pm
Students’ Association of Mount Royal University Council Chambers
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW

William Wuttunee, the first First Nations lawyer to be admitted to the bar in Western Canada, will be speaking about the Idle No More movement. Additionally, he will be speaking about the recent court decision which ruled that over 600,000 Metis and non-status Aboriginal Canadians are indeed “Indians” under a section of the Constitution Act.

Peace March and Rally
4:00 pm
Olympic Plaza
Gathering
7:00 pm
City Hall
Regina
Celebrating Idle No More Diversity & Yînew Pimatsewin
(“The Earth People’s Way of Life”)
6:00-8:00 pm
Conexus Arts Centre, 200A Lakeshore Dr.
Free parking and free event; door prizes. Donations at the door will be accepted — all donations will go towards spiritual protocol. 

Hamilton
Round Dance
12:00 noon
Jackson Square Mall
More events to come…

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