Category Archives: Social Movements

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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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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