Alaskan Native Peoples and allies join the Idle No More Movement day of Global Action
Anchorage, AK, January 10, 2013 – Indigenous people and allies from across Alaska will gather in Town Square on Friday in solidarity with the Idle No More Movement for indigenous sovereignty sweeping across Canada and the Globe. Alaska’s Idle No More Event will emphasize the issues that Alaska’s Indigenous Peoples face concerning sovereignty, subsistence rights, environment, health and well-being, culture, and spirituality. This will be a peaceful Rally. We are drumming, singing, dancing, praying and giving voice to the Spirit of our lands and waters, which need our defense now.
The Idle No More Movement began as a response to a renewed assault on indigenous rights in Canada by the Conservative Government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The movement has forced Harper to meet with a coalition of First Nations leaders, including Atiwapiskat Chief Teresa Spence who has been on hunger strike for nearly a month. Friday’s Rally in Anchorage is part of solidarity actions planned across the globe. (Follow on Twitter #J11)
Idle No More Canada Movement Spreads to Alaska | KTUU
1/11/13 – A conflict between Canada’s first nations and the country’s federal government has made its way over the border to Alaska.
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1/11/13 – Alaska Natives Protest Development Projects. “Idle No More” movement spread from Canada to U.S. and Latin America. Alaska Natives from across the state rallied in Anchorage today in protest of resource development projects they say threaten the environment, their lifestyles and even their lives.
Radio: Tribal, Environmental Groups Hold Rally Supporting ‘Idle No More | APRN
1/10/11 – Alaska Public Radio Network – The “Idle No More” movement in Canada has prompted dozens of actions in Canada since November, including rallies, protests, mob circle … Listen to Lisa Wade of Chickaloon Village.
Radio: 100 Turn Out For ‘Idle No More’ Rally In Anchorage | APRN
1/11/13 – Alaska Public Radio Network – About a hundred people turned out for a rally in support of tribal leaders.
Vi Waghiyi, of St. Lawrence Island, said the military bases built there during the 1950s have contaminated the land and waters where the Siberian Yupik residents of the island gather food:
“We have 10 times more PCB levels in the blood of our people than the average American in the Lower 48. But we’re also some of the most highly contaminated population on the planet because of our reliance on our subsistence foods,” Waghiyi said. “Our very foods that have sustained our people for many, many generations are killing our people.” Listen to Vi Waghiyi of St. Lawrence Island
Alaskans join Idle No More movement | KTOO
1/14/13 – At the Anchorage rally, Allison Warden, of Kaktovik, called the issues emotional. “I hope something is awakened within you. Something inside your DNA, like this is where I’m supposed to be, this is what I’m supposed to do, this is how I stand up for my people.”
Indigenous protest movement ‘Idle No More’ reaches Alaska | Alaska Dispatch
1/13/13 – Last week “flash mobs” in solidarity with the Canadian-born indigenous rights movement, “Idle No More,” began popping up in Alaska’s capital.
Idle No More Native Rally | Photos | Anchorage Daily News
1/11/13 – Elaine Kingeekuk holds a cross at the Idle No More movement rally at Town Square Park in downtown Anchorage, AK
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1/28/13 – Devon G. Peña. Indigenous women and environmental violence – Ecological degradation is overlooked form of structural violence. “As the Idle No More movement continues to evolve and is actively challenging the perpetuation of environmental violence, a year-old report that focuses on this issue with a special emphasis on indigenous women takes on added significance. The report was submitted to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Expert Group Meeting “Combating Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls” which was convened about a year ago in New York City on January 18-20, 2012.”
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1/12/13 good rally today in unity with Canada’s Idle No More movement. “I think what moved me most were the purple crosses. These people were from St. Lawrence Island out in western Alaska, which is the site of numerous toxic waste dumps left behind by the military at the end of the Cold War. Each cross represented the death of a loved one from cancer. It was so sad to see how many there were.” Here’s further info.
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1/14/13 – By Jamey Duhamel, Castle Mountain Coalition. “#J11 Global Day of Action saw gatherings and actions around the world in support of Chief Spence and all the tribal groups fighting to maintain their sovereignty in the face of political oppression.”
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1/11/13 – Kirby Spangler, Castle Mountain Coalition – Idle No More is a profound manifestation of this movement. “The same story plays out in Alaska. Big oil vs. everybody and everything else. Movements for indigenous sovereignty and subsistence rights are movements against the tyranny of corporations that profit from fossil fuel and other extractive industry. The principles of Climate Justice are built into the DNA of these movements.”
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