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Celebrating the resilience of the First Nations, Inuit and Metis people today. Managing to survive geonocide, residential schools, Indian agents, racism and apartheid. It's incredible how strong they've had to be.
Love Canada? How do we make it better? I'm not sure, are you?
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We'll be printing postcards from 12-4pm at the Busker's corner (green space just before the Harbour, past the canopy)

We invite you to write about what reconciliation looks like. Send your postcard to your friends, your family or a representative! FOR FREE

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Celebrating Indigenous Peoples on Turtle Island for 15,000+ years. #Canada150#Resistance150

It’s Canada’s 150th birthday since confederation today. Many Canadians are expressing pride and celebrating. Others are fastidious, demanding that we pay more attention to the rights and respect of Indigenous people, as this land was theirs before colonization. I believe this day is most important to give us an opportunity to speak and to be heard, and to continue to open the conversation with each other.

Our past mistakes are teaching moments for the way we presently act. We must respect the land we inhabit with the Indigenous people. Our Prime Minister @JustinPjTrudeau acknowledges that we have a long way to go, which is a great sentiment, but I would love to see his party do even more, and reconsider plans for pipelines and projects that assault Indigenous lands and our environment.

I’m grateful to be in a place where I feel safe, heard, and cared for. And I’d love to one day see a country where all of the people feel that way. #Canada150 #Resistance150

❤🖤💛✊RP from my personal account @brooklynpeach
Today's esthetic; serving solemn resistance from work ❤🖤💛✊
#wearestillhere #honouroursisters #chippewar #resistance150

it's true. #resistance150

Oh *Kanata, our home *ON Native land.
We can't stop people from celebrating 150 years of Indigenous genocide and white supremacy but we can hope that the next 150 years is full of reconciliation and justice for Indigenous Peoples in "Canada". #resistance150 #strongresilientindigenous

I confronted Justin Trudeau on the Cox Bay point in Tofino within Tla-o-qui-aht territory [where up until 2 weeks ago, he has been banned from since September]. I told him reconciliation is more than just talk. I told him free, prior, and informed consent with Indigenous Nations is essential. I told him the water he was on vacation to surf, needed to be protected. I told him an oil spill would ruin what he was there to appreciate. I told him to RESPECT NATURAL LAW. I told him NO PIPELINES & to expect resistance. He called in his security, & I told them, they have no jurisdiction in Indigenous territory and that their use of force is illegal and equivalent to an occupying army. I stood firm upon the Earth which I raised my voice to defend and he was visibly shaken. I answer to a higher law, while he's upholding a lie that can't handle the truth. He vacated the area quickly while I stayed, internalizing the power of the ELEMENTS. Neither of us will forget the day we met 🌏
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Feeling the #CanadianPride standing on Parliament Hill in Ottawa yesterday 🇨🇦 We watched a gorgeous light show depicting Canadian history & values. However, there was a strong lack of female representation in the show, and no mention of the trauma & culture genocide committed to Indigenous peoples.
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I believe that Canadians will be a positive force of change in our world. We can come together as united, strong & free, and we work hard to consult, communicate, listen, & hear each other. I am very proud to be a Canadian woman of colour in this moment in history & feel so inspired by the incredible Canadians who, today, are making the world a better place! 🇨🇦❤️🇨🇦
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"A group of children made rag dolls at Norwich United Church on Tuesday to help send a message about the plight of Canadian children living in poverty.

The effort was in support of the United Church of Canada's Bread Not Stones initiative to advocate for an end to child poverty in Canada by presenting “dolls of hope” to politicians who create policy and direct funding. “It's not a fundraiser,” said Linda Woods, co-chair of the Bread Not Stones project for the London Conference of the United Church of Canada. “Our mission, our job, in the project is to advocate with politicians at all levels.” Woods, who was helping run the doll assembly line in Norwich on Aug. 15, said more than 1.3 million children are living in poverty in Canada, which works out to about one in five or 18.5 per cent of children. That figure includes more than 50 per cent of First Nations children living on reserves, she said. “Each one represents a child in poverty living in our country,” Woods said, explaining that every doll is given a name. “Each one will have a certificate attached. The certificates state what children and families need most.” The certificates ask for five things – affordable housing, nutritious meals each day, affordable child care, a living wage and a national strategy.

In 2016, Bread Not Stones managed to have a doll presented to all 107 MPPs at Queen's Park in Toronto – a rare concession as anything that could be used as a prop is not normally permitted inside the house. It only happened after every MPP agreed to allow the dolls in..." #humanrights #children #childhood #canada150 #firstnations #resistance150 #Canada #decolonize #wealth #poverty #hunger #ontario #toronto #doll #awareness #vancouver #halifax #government #dolls #Indigenous #unitednations #nutrition #growingup #calgary #food #queenspark #vancity

"Low-income measures are important indicators of poverty in Canada. However, poverty goes beyond income to include factors of social and cultural participation.
The national poverty rate for children in Canada is unacceptably high, given Canada’s wealth and range of social policy tools. But, child poverty rates in some communities are two and three times the national rate. 👦The UNICEF Index of Child Inequality places Canada 26th out of 35 wealthy countries, highlighting the fact that child
poverty in Canada is strongly linked to inequality in areas such as income, health, education, etc. 👦 Marginalized children, including those who are racialized (32%), children of new immigrants or refugees (22%), or Indigenous (40%), are more likely to be poor. 🍽 Household food insecurity affects 1 in 8 children in Canada, and more than one third of food bank users are children.

Poverty rates for Indigenous people in Canada are shockingly high. While national rates are disturbing enough, rates in some communities, and particularly for children, are astounding and must be addressed
immediately. • 60% of First Nations children on reserve live in poverty, and poverty rates are as high as 76% in Manitoba and 69% in Saskatchewan.
• Two-thirds of First Nations communities have been under boil water advisories for varying times over the last decade, with 150
or more in place on any given day.
• 60% of children in Nunavut live in food insecure households..." #humanrights #children #canada150 #resistance150 #firstnations #Indigenous #unitednations #poverty #poor #hunger #childhood #vancouver #toronto #ontario #calgary #halifax #decolonize #wealth #motherhood #food #foodwaste #family #awareness #winnipeg #saskatoon #health #water

"The promising chinook salmon numbers Alaska reported earlier this summer have not materialized in Yukon rivers, some First Nations are reporting — in fact, based on preliminary counts, some rivers have only seen 20 per cent of last year’s chinook run. “According to the preseason estimates on the Yukon (River), it looked very good … (but) the numbers didn’t show up as we expected,” Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation’s natural resources director William Josie said.

According to data provided by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Porcupine River sonar station had counted about 1,130 chinook salmon as of last week. The same time last year, the sonar had already counted more than 5,600 salmon, and in 2015, about 4,440.

Josie attributes the diminished return to a six-week spell of hot weather earlier this summer, which lowered water levels while raising water surface temperatures. Several studies have shown that water temperatures of 21 C or higher discourage chinook from migrating and could lead to death. “Chinook salmon were dying in the river (and based on) observations from sonar crew and fishermen, chinooks were just hanging out in deeper portions of the river, just swimming back and forth,” Josie said. “They were just sticking to deep water during that hot period.” VGFN fish camps did manage to harvest about 150 fish, Josie added — a lot lower than historical harvests — but cut back once they noticed that the chinook were under stress from the water conditions.

According to Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun also reported low water levels and poor fishing in spots that are usually more fruitful.

Meanwhile, along the Pelly River, water levels are higher than usual, but the chinook turnout is also “a lot lower than expected,” said Selkirk First Nation’s Eugene Alfred, who’s in charge of the First Nation’s chinook management plan..." #chinook #salmon #alaska #yukon #anchorage #juneau #culture #firstnations #Indigenous #rivers #britishcolumbia #awareness #salmonfishing #tradition #fish #diet #fishing #heat #water #summer #decolonize #canada150 #resistance150 #low #sustainable #vancouver #water #drought

"I write on behalf of my First Nation in relation to the recent decision from the Supreme Court of Canada. Chippewas of the Thames First Nation vs. Enbridge Pipelines Inc., 2017 SCC 41, which significantly impacts the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and its members. As you may expect the decision has not been well received and leaves our members questioning the meaning of an ongoing nation-to-nation relationship with the Canadian government.

Though the National Energy Board failed to fully recognize and respect our Aboriginal and treaty rights, the Supreme Court upheld the NEB process nonetheless. The question the court failed to address is what recourse does our nation have to protect its rights going forward? What if a tribunal, such as the NEB, improperly addresses or fails to recognize an Aboriginal right with no Crown oversight. As a final decision maker what recourse would a First Nation have to then protect its rights? A decision from the NEB can effectively extinguish an Aboriginal and/or treaty right.

The decision of the Supreme Court has an immediate and chilling effect on our nation. We are most concerned that the Crown will fully adopt the reasoning of the Supreme Court and completely rely on any and all regulatory processes to satisfy its duty to consult.
The Supreme Court's ruling allows the Canadian government to delegate a nation-to-nation relationship to resource companies who are now empowered to determine the potential impacts of our Nation's constitutionally protected rights without any direct Crown involvement.
This is extremely troublesome and was not the intention of our people when we agreed to share in the protection and management of our land and resources as set out in our treaties including the Longwoods Treaty of 1822; the London Township Treaty of 1796; the Sombra Treaty of 1796; Treaty #29 of 1827; and the McKee Treaty of 1790..." #firstnations #Indigenous #humanrights #unitednations #ontario #chippewa #government #canada150 #resistance150 #london #toronto #haudenosaunee #sixnations #thamesriver #mississauga #culture #decolonize #vancouver #saskatoon #pipeline #land #motherearth #yyz #law #awareness

"In a photo from the 1960s, Jennifer No Runner poses with eight of her relatives. The cousins and siblings stand in front of a school bus near Standoff on the Blood Reserve in Southern Alberta. Most are under the age of 10. “My cousin Cindy and my brother,” No Runner says, pointing to two little children in the back row. Then she motions to the group. “They almost all have diabetes. My cousin Robert No Runner died from it.” Diabetes, she explains, runs on both sides of her family — and new research may explain why.

According to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, a long-standing federal government policy that required First Nations children to attend residential schools away from their families has contributed to the diabetes epidemic seen on Canadian reserves today. “There’s quite a bit of evidence that children who attended residential schools across Canada, in different provinces and territories and over many decades of the 20th century, were very hungry,” said Tracey Galloway, professor of anthropology at the University of Toronto and one of the study’s co-authors. “What we found is that those children experienced lifelong consequences to their health, and in fact their children and grandchildren bear the biological costs of that hunger and malnutrition.” Galloway says children who suffer from malnutrition in their youth go on to have a body that wants to accumulate fat reserves more quickly than it accumulates muscle. As a result, these children are at a higher risk of obesity, insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes, and this increased risk is passed to their children and grandchildren.

According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, among Canada’s general population, diabetes impacts one in 10 people over the age of 20. On reserves, however, that rate increases to one in six, and in some First Nations communities it can be as high as one in four..." #humanrights #firstnations #Indigenous #diabetes #diabetessucks #decolonize #wayoflife #residentialschool #resistance150 #canada150 #vancouver #calgary #winnipeg #saskatoon #toronto #ontario #halifax #edmonton #britishcolumbia #vancouverisland #health #hungry #hunger #starving

#motivationalmonday it's not too late to register for the upcoming #summerinstitute2017 hosted by the #facultyofeducation @yorkuofficial Aug 23rd & Aug 24th. I will be delivering the #keynote on #openingday to Relationships to Canada 150: Paradoxes, Contradictions and Questions. I know right? #bigquestions #speaker #presenter #educator #artivist #indigenous #learning #unlearnandrelearn #can150 #resistance150 #hiphop

I confronted Justin Trudeau on the Cox Bay point in Tofino within Tla-o-qui-aht territory [where up until 2 weeks ago, he has been banned from since September]. I told him reconciliation is more than just talk. I told him free, prior, and informed consent with Indigenous Nations is essential. I told him the water he was on vacation to surf, needed to be protected. I told him an oil spill would ruin what he was there to appreciate. I told him to RESPECT NATURAL LAW. I told him NO PIPELINES & to expect resistance. He called in his security, & I told them, they have no jurisdiction in Indigenous territory and that their use of force is illegal and equivalent to an occupying army. I stood firm upon the Earth which I raised my voice to defend and he was visibly shaken. I answer to a higher law, while he's upholding a lie that can't handle the truth. He vacated the area quickly while I stayed, internalizing the power of the ELEMENTS. Neither of us will forget the day we met 🌏
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#SupportIndigenousSovereignty #Resistance150 #Canada150 #Canada #Canaduh #Colonialism #Genocide #Accountability #UNDRIP #FPIC #ColonialPrince #HiJustin #ByeJustin #Trudeau #Trufool #Trufaux #Trufoe #Trudont #NoJurisdiction #NoTankers #NoPipelines #ClimateActionNow #ImperialNoMore #IdleNoMore #WakeUp

manitoba "half-breed" land grants, 1870 • #onstolenland #resistance150 #indigineity #metisnation

#ATAVISM Look N°11 • Black Census Print Bomber w. Black Drawstring Trouser & White Heavy Jersey T • @mnty.g photographed by @peterbojensen • ORDER LINK IN BIO • #metisnation #indigenousfashion #printmaking #census #resistance150

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In solidarity with protesters protecting the rights of minorities and taking a stand against privilege #diversitymatters "Marchers chanted 'Everyone is welcome here. No hate, no fear.' One demonstrator's sign said, 'Make racists ashamed again.'" .
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If you didn't already know today is #IndigenousPeoplesDay.

Recently I started taking @ualberta's free course on Indigenous Canada available on @coursera (link in bio). As citizens of the nation state that is Canada, and occupiers of the land, this is history we all need to know.

Implement #UNDRIP
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