IDLE NO MORE
www.idlenomore.ca

PRESS RELEASE: JANUARY 10, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Idle No More grassroots Founders and Organizers from across Canada, in Solidarity with Common Causes–a new initiative bringing together social justice, environmental, labour and other Activist Groups…

- UNITED we are planning IDLE NO MORE WORLD DAY OF ACTION on January 28th, 2013 #J28.

This day of action will peacefully protest attacks on Democracy, Indigenous Sovereignty, Human Rights and Environmental Protections when Canadian MPs return to the House of Commons on January 28th. As a grassroots movement, clearly no political organization speaks for Idle No More. This movement is of the people… For The People! #IDLENOMOREFTP

The Vision of IDLE NO MORE revolves around Indigenous Ways of Knowing rooted in Indigenous Sovereignty to protect water, air, land and all creation for future generations.

The Conservative government bills beginning with Bill C-45 threaten Treaties and this Indigenous Vision of Sovereignty.

The Goal of the movement is education and the revitalization of Indigenous peoples through Awareness and Empowerment. IDLE NO MORE has successfully encouraged knowledge sharing of Indigenous Sovereignty and Environmental Protections.

This message has been heard around the world and the world is watching how Canada responds to the message sent by many INM Supporters.

INM urges the government of Canada to repeal all legislation; which violates Treaties, Indigenous Sovereignty and subsequently Environmental Protections of land and water.

INM is grateful to many leaders who have supported this vision and the movement of the grassroots people. “The Treaties are the last line of defense to protect water and lands from destruction,” stated Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper Turtle Clan, Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs.

IDLE NO MORE IS THE PEOPLE…FOR THE PEOPLE!

#IDLENOMORE #IDLNOMOREFTP #J28

Founder’s Contact:
Sheelah McLean – mcleanshe@hotmail.com
Sylvia McAdam – smcadam03@yahoo.ca
Jess Gordon – jessicagordonconsulting@gmail.com
Nina Wilson – creethunder@yahoo.ca

On January 28th when Canadian MPs return to the House of Commons, we will greet them with a strong message.

Across the country and around the globe there is a new kind of movement against the Harper Conservatives.

Common Causes–a new initiative bringing together social justice, environmental, labour and other activist groups is organizing for a global day of peaceful action to fight back against targeted attacks by this government on indigenous communities, environment protection, our public services, worker’s rights, a women’s right to choose, workers, charitable organizations, civil liberties, migrant and immigrant and refugee rights.

Among the many groups in our large coalition, Idle No More, is participating on January 28th and have chosen to make it a day of action for their cause. Our cause is the same, and we will stand in solidarity with Idle No More.

We encourage you to organize your own event to show solidarity or to attend an Idle no More event near you.

Events:

Ottawa – March and Rally
Contact; Anil Naidoo anil@canadians.org
Place and Time:
11:10am Victoria Island March –– gather at #CommonCauses banner and march together in solidarity to Parliament Hill for Speeches.
2:15pm Parliament Hill–Maude Barlow delivers a message on behalf of Common Causes.

Nanaimo – Rally
Contact; Paul Manly paulmanly@shaw.ca
Place and Time – 12:00 noon – Diane Krall Plaza (in front of the Library) 90 Commercial Street, Nanaimo

Sechelt/Sunshine Coast – Rally
Contact; Jef Keighley keighley@dccnet.com
Place and Time – 4:00 to 5:30pm–Gather at the corners of Wharf Street and the Sunshine Coast Highway, 4:00 to 5:30pm – Action along Sunshine Coast Highway

Vancouver – Rally w/INM
Contact; Harjap Grewel hgrewal@canadians.org
Place and Time–12:00 noon at 1138 Melville Street, Vancouver, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

Courtney/Comox – Rally
Contact; Kathie Woodley riverside11@shaw.ca
Place and Time – 12:00 noon at 3310 Comox Road across from the I-Hos Gallery.

Campbell River–Information Session with Idle No More
Contact: Rich Hagensen surfdust@telus.net
Place & Time: Monday, January 28th 4pm at the Campbell River First Nations Big House

Kelowna – Rally at Enbridge Hearings
Contact; Lois B, loandcoagain@hotmail.com
Place and Time: 12:30pm at the Sandman Inn, 2130 Harvey Street, Kelowna

Kamloops – Information Evening w/INM
Contact; Anita Strong, dnastrong1@gmail.com
Place and Time; 6pm at the Smorgasbord Deli, 225–7th Ave. Kamloops.

Edmonton –Solidarity Event
Contact: Bill Moore-Kilgannon billmk@pialberta.org
Place and Time; 12:15pm – Churchill Square

Red Deer
information picket Red Deer Alberta Courthouse in support of Idle No More Jan 28 1pm to 2 pm

Saskatoon–Townhall
Contact; Rick Sawa rj.sawa@inet2000.com
Place and Time–11:00 am–Multi-purpose room at Station 20 West 1120 20th Street West, Saskatoon

Prince Albert – Video Release
Contact – Rick Sawa rj.sawa@inet2000.com
Place and Time; Video and press release on January 28th of weekend action.

Regina–
6:00pm until 8:00pm–Celebrating Idle No More Diversity & Yînew Pimatsewin (“The Earth People’s Way of Life”)
Conexus Arts Centre
200A Lakeshore Drive, Regina, Saskatchewan S4S

Toronto – Banner Drop
Contact Mark Calzavara mcalzavara@canadians.org
Place and Time – 8-9am–Banner Drop along Don Valley Parkway at Wynford overpass (North of Eglinton)
Banner Message -Don’t Sell Out Canada’s Future commoncauses.ca

Guelph – Screening and Discussion
Contact–nrchaloner@hotmail.com
Place and Time – 7pm–Room 103 – University Centre, University of Guelph – Toxic Trespass screening with Q &A
Possible mid-afternoon march – TBC

London – Rally
Contact – jkennedy@golden.net
Place and Time–10:30am – 546 King Street (at William), London–in front of Conservative MP Susan Truppe’s constituency office.

Oakville –
Contact–Clare Henderson reclaimcanada@gmail.com
Place and Time–8:00am Oakville GO Station start
The Reclaim Our Democratic Canada Get off the Omnibus Tour

Windsor – Rally
Contact–Douglas Hayes dhayes18@cogeco.ca
Place and Time – 4pm–186 Talbot Rd. Essex. Windsor–in front of Conservative MP Jeff Watson’s constituency office

Montreal–Film Screening and Solidarity Statements
Contact–Abdul Pirani abdul.pirani@cgocable.ca
Place and Time–7pm, Concordia H110, Hall Building, 1455 Maisonneuve W. Montreal

Halifax – March and Rally
Contact – Angela Giles – agiles@canadians.org
Place and Time–10am – Gathering at the Holiday Inn parking, March across the MacDonald Bridge, rally at either Halifax Commons or Citadel Hill

Summerside – Rally – Note the Change
Contact–Leo Broderick–lcb45@eastlink.ca
Place and Time – 11am–250 Water Street in front of National Revenue Minister Gail Shea’s MP Office

Saint John–Townhall
Contact – Leticia Adair adairl@nb.sympatico.ca
Place and Time – 7pm–Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Hazen Avenue
Town Hall with Rob Moir, Pat Riley and Stephanie Merrill
For Information; 506 633-0398

Peterborough–
Contact – Roy Brady rbrady1@cogeco.ca
Date: Wednesday, January 30,
Place–George St. United Church
Time–7:00–9:30 pm

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