Tag Archives: Social Movements

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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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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