Category Archives: Social Movements

Amnesty International Canada: No More Stolen Sisters

Amnesty, in collaboration with a wide range of Indigenous peoples’ organizations, human rights groups, labour unions and faith communities, has created an awareness and advocacy campaign called No More Stolen Sisters. As stated on their website, Amnesty “calls for a comprehensive … Continue reading

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Solidarity Halifax: Indigenous Solidarity Campaign

Solidarity Halifax is a “membership-based, pluralist, non-sectarian, democratic, anti-capitalist organization in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The group is organizing in the Halifax Regional Municipality and across Nova Scotia to create space for respectful dialogue, debate, activism and education on alternatives to capitalism.”

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Rising Tide Toronto

Rising Tide Toronto (RTT) is a “grassroots collective that challenges environmental injustice and the root causes of climate change on Turtle Island through direct action, in solidarity with people’s struggles locally and globally.” Most recently RTT has been working especially … Continue reading

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Tar Sands Healing Walk

The Tar Sands Healing Walk is a spiritual gathering led by First Nations and Metis and focused on healing the land and the people who are suffering from tar sands expansion. The 5th Annual Tar Sands Healing Walk took place … Continue reading

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Defenders of the Land

Defenders of the Land, “a network of Indigenous communities and activists in land struggle across Canada, including Elders and youth, women and men, was founded at a historic meeting in Winnipeg from November 12-14, 2008.” Defenders is “Indigenous-led, free of … Continue reading

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Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement – Ottawa (IPSMO)

IPSMO is “a grassroots organization that directly supports Indigenous peoples in diverse struggles for justice. We also work within communities to challenge the lies and half-truths about Indigenous peoples and colonization that dominate Canadian society.” The organization, which is a … Continue reading

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Defend Our Coast

With First Nations leadership, civil society organizations and thousands of British Columbians participated in a mass day of action on October 2012 at BC’s legislature in Victoria. Two days later more than 70 actions took place in communities all across … Continue reading

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David Suzuki Foundation: Aboriginal Peoples Policy and Solidarity with First Nations and Idle No More

The David Suzuki Foundation, founded in 1990, is a national environmental NGO that has offices in Vancouver and Montreal, along with staff in Ottawa and Toronto. The Foundation has a comprehensive list of objectives, including protecting our climate, creating livable … Continue reading

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Student Movement at Lakehead University to Defend Indigenous Studies Curriculum

In February 2013, a group of students at Lakehead University raised concerns about changes to an Indigenous studies course to incorporate it into the new Lakehead law school. The original plan was for law students to take a full-credit class … Continue reading

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Unist’ot’en Action Camp

       The Unist’ot’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation have established an Action Camp on their traditional territory in the northern part of settler-named British Columbia. This initiative began in 2010 and has since seen visitors from across the country. The purpose of … Continue reading

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