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July 1 — Cancel Canada Day

No Celebration of Stolen Indigenous Land and Stolen Indigenous Lives

Idle No More has called for actions across Canada on July 1 under the banner of “Cancel Canada Day.” In the call, issued before the report by the Cowessess First Nation, they state “The recent discovery at Kamloops residential school has reminded us that Canada remains a country that has built its foundation on the erasure and genocide of Indigenous nations, including children.” They say further “We refuse to sit idle while Canada’s violent history is celebrated. We are once again calling on Indigenous land, water and sky protectors and allies to come together and disrupt the celebration.”

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All Eyes on Mi’kma’ki — Week of Actions October 19-24

Stand with Mi’kmaq People in Defence of Their Hereditary and Treaty Fishing Rights

Halifax rally, October 18, 2020 in support of hereditary and treaty rights of Mi’kmaq people.

Idle No More has called a National Week of Action in support of the Mi’kmaq peoples’ right to fish on their unceded territories. Their callout points out that “The inaction of the federal and provincial government and the RCMP to protect Mi’kmaq people is a violation of Indigenous inherent rights, Treaty rights, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. This is not reconciliation.” Continue reading

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Idle No More reiterates call for nation-to-nation relations

On October 7, the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763, a Day of Action was called by Idle No More to mark the anniversary of the Proclamation. Events were held across Canada and world wide. TML Daily summarizes the salient issues and reports on these events with many photos.

THE Royal Proclamation was issued in the context of the British acquisition of France’s colonial territory in North America after France was defeated in the Seven Years’ War. The Proclamation was issued by King George III to officially demarcate what were considered the lands of the British Colonies and lands considered the territory of the Indigenous peoples (Indians), within the British Dominion. It states, “And whereas it is just and reasonable, and essential to Our Interest and the Security of Our Colonies, that the several Nations or Tribes of Indians, with whom We are connected, and who live under Our Protection, should not be molested or disturbed in the Possession of such Parts of Our Dominions and Territories as, not having been ceded to, or purchased by Us, are reserved to them, or any of them, as their Hunting Grounds; […]” Continue reading

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