Indigenous Resistance in Canada
A public forum with Gord Hill and Amanda Lickers
Monday May 27th, 7pm
Leacock Building (855 Sherbrooke West), room 232
Historical and Current Struggles by Indigenous Peoples in the Nation-State of Canada, presented by Gord Hill
Far from being "idle," Indigenous peoples in Canada have a rich history of anti-colonial resistance that continues to this day. This presentation will include a history of Indigenous anti-colonial resistance in the Americas and current struggles being waged by Native peoples, with a focus on those occurring in Canada as well as the province of 'British Columbia' (including anti-pipelines, missing/murdered women, the 1876 Indian Act, treaties, Idle No More, etc.).
We will discuss also the links that can exist between these anticolonial struggles initiated and led by indigenous peoples and the actual and possible involvement of non-indigenous peoples. How non-indigenous peoples can be struggling in solidarity with the anticolonial indigenous peoples and what are the positive and negative aspects of this involvement ? We will also adress the relation between these struggles and other systemic battles against all forms of oppression.
Gord Hill is a member of the Kwakwaka'wakw nation and author of The 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance Comic Book. He writes under the name Zig Zag at warriorpublications.wordpress.
Resistance to Line 9 & Honouring the Sacred, presented by Amanda Lickers
The proposed Line 9 reversal by the Commodify & Consume Industry is a contemporary assault on Indigenous nationhood and self determination. While furthering a worldview that positions the natural world as "other" to humanity, the Line 9 reversal continues the colonization of Indigenous lands and peoples by shipping Tar Sands diluted bitumen across the Great Lakes region - presenting an escalated threat to the Sewatokwasera't and Gdoo Naaganinaa (Dish with One Spoon), one of the longest standing treaty agreements between sovereign Onkwehon:we nations in the Northeastern Corridor. This presentation will discuss the implications of the Line 9 reversal on Indigenous nationhood and discuss ways in which Onkwehon:we peoples are mobilizing against the ongoing destruction of Ionkhi’nisten:a (Mother Earth).
Amanda is an anarchaqueer Onkwehon:we cis-woman. She belongs to the Turtle Clan of the Onondowaga nation, part of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Focusing on combating ecocide, hating the police, and harvesting medicines, Amanda hopes to work towards dismantling all systems of oppression, slashing at their social, cultural and material infrastructures. Amanda is currently based in Nogojiwanong but will be headed to Ohsweken in the fall to decolonize her mouth, focusing on Kanien'keha language acquisition while blowing the English language out of her brain. O'nen!
** Gord Hill's tour is organized by Media Research Action(http://www.
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