Tag Archives: Activism

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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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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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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Niigaan: In Conversation

Niigaan: In Conversation is an opportunity for settler Canadians to hear and respond to Indigenous peoples’ concerns. The creators believe Canada has not committed itself to addressing the colonial relationship it still has with Indigenous peoples. They believe that Canada … Continue reading

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VIVA Project

The VIVA project was a five year long, multi-national community arts-based research project that culminated in the publishing of a book entitled ¡VIVA!: Community Arts and Popular Education in America. The project was a collaboration between artists, activists, and educators … Continue reading

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Honor the Treaties

Honor the Treaties was an organization dedicated to “amplifying the voices of Indigenous communities through art and advocacy… by funding collaborations between Native artists and Native advocacy groups so that their message can reach a wider audience”.

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Neil Young’s Honour the Treaties Tour

In January of 2014, world-renowned Canadian musician Neil Young launched a mini-tour in opposition to oil sands development on Indigenous lands. The tour, named “Honour the Treaties Tour”, offered concerts in four different cities across Canada: Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, and … Continue reading

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