Tag Archives: Idle No More

Our Opponents’ Actions Show We’re Winning: Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese

There are people in every segment of the power structure that see the problems and want to help put in place solutions.

“You Fly to the Edge of the Tar Sands, and … No Life”: The Issue of Our Time

van Gelder: It seems like there are so many issues besetting the native communities all across the country. How does a group that is so embattled take on this big question for the whole of humanity?

Pipeline Spill in the Heart of Canada’s Tar Sands Industry Leaks 1.3 Million Gallons of Oily Emulsion

The leak, which was discovered Wednesday afternoon, is the largest pipeline spill in the province in 35 years, when a 54,000 barrel oil spill became Canada’s worst-ever pipeline incident.

▶ Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on Domestic Imperialism • Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum

From the earliest colonies, the US has been expanded its domestic empire and conquering native people. … Has this imperialist urge been institutionalized beyond repair, or can we learn from our mistakes and redefine the way we interact with native people around the world.

Naomi Klein: No One Saw Anything — Bearing Witness to the Ongoing Catastrophe of MMIW

Naomi Klein delivered this speech on December 18 at The Opera House in Toronto, at a special production of the Basement Revue to honour Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women. Listen to an audio recording of Naomi’s reading here, with live musical accompaniment from Cris Derksen. Naomi Klein  Rabble.ca  CommonDreams.org  December 22, 2014 At the 9th Annual […]

▶ Heid Erdrich: Pre-Occupied

  Published on Mar 29, 2013 Short poem film by Heid E. Erdrich, Art Direction by R. Vincent Moniz, Jr., Animation by Jonathan Thunder. Sound by Gabe Siert. Additional visual art by Carolyn Lee Anderson, Andrea Carlson, and Angie Erdrich. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook!  Check the Rise Up Times page […]

▶ Democracy Now! Looking Back: A Year of Struggles on Climate, Education & Marriage Equality Inspire Hope for 2014

Published on Dec 31, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org – On the last day of 2013, we look back on some of the many signs of hope that emerged on issues ranging from economic equality to LGBT rights to climate justice. With all the bad news that came this year, there were many encouraging displays of a shifting public consciousness […]

Idle No More and Defenders of the Land Call for Sovereignty Summer

Idle No More May 31st, 2013 via PopularResistance.org CALL TO ACTION A campaign of coordinated non-violent direct actions to promote Indigenous rights and environmental protection in alliance with non-Indigenous supporters. A declaration, jointly released with Defenders of the Land in March 2013, where a network of Indigenous communities, leaders, and activists involved in high-profile struggles […]

Naomi Klein> Dancing the World into Being: A Conversation with Idle No More’s Leanne Simpson

Dancing the World into Being A Conversation with Idle No More’s Leanne Simpson by Naomi Klein and Leanne Simpson via Common Dreams Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by YES! Magazine Leanne Simpson collecting wild rice. In December 2012, the Indigenous protests known as Idle No More exploded onto the Canadian political scene, with huge round dances taking place […]