Category Archives: Social Movements

Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund

The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund is a charity inspired by the stories of Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack. The main goal of this charity to build and better understanding of the truths of residential schools, Indigenous culture and … Continue reading

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Canadian Federation of Students -Indigenous Languages Initiative

The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) have taken action in response to recommendation number 16 of the Truth and Reconciliation commission, which “call[s] upon post-secondary institutions to create university and college degree and diploma programs in [Indigenous] languages.” The CFS … Continue reading

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Decolonizing the Table: An Evening on Indigenous Food Sovereignty

Resetting the Table, Food Secure Canada’s (FSC) 9th Assembly, brought 900 participants passionate about healthy, just and sustainable food together on October 13, 2016 at Ryerson University in Toronto. Indigenous food sovereignty was at the forefront of the conversations. The Assembly … Continue reading

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Intercontinental Cry

Intercontinental Cry is a Canadian-based non-profit online news outlet. It is a project deriving from the Center for World Indigenous Studies. Intercontinental Cry is made up of a network of “professors, editors, journalists, researchers and thought leaders who strive to enrich … Continue reading

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Ogimaa Mikana: Reclaiming/Renaming

Ogimaa Mikana is an art project that began in Toronto in 2013. It is an initiative of Hayden King and Susan Blight, two Indigenous artists and activists. The goal of the project is to restore original place names (i.e. street … Continue reading

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Cowboys and Indians Alliance

The Cowboy and Indian Alliance is a movement put together by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. Although the Keystone XL portion of this pipeline is based in the United States, it is a continuation … Continue reading

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Case Study: Neil Young’s Honour the Treaties Tour

by Tessa Nasca  Neil Young’s Honour the Treaties Tour is an example of a non-Indigenous celebrity artist engaging in an initiative that reaches a broad audience of mainstream arts and media consumers with a message rooted in treaty rights.  As … Continue reading

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Moosehide Campaign

The Moosehide Campaign is a grassroots movement in which Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys join together to stand up against violence towards women and children. The executive director, Paul Lacerte, of the British Columbia Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres … Continue reading

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February 14th Annual Women’s Memorial March

Since 1991, the Women’s Memorial March has been held on Valentine’s Day each year in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Coast Salish Territories. As their website states, the purpose of the March is “to honour the memory of all women from the Downtown … Continue reading

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Sisters in Spirit Vigils

Sisters in Spirit Vigils occur annually on October 4th across Canada. Vigils are hosted by various organizations and communities each year, including the collaborating partners Amnesty International Canada, KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC), and Canadian … Continue reading

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