SUPPORT CHIEF THERESA SPENCE • SUPPORT “IDLE NO MORE”
Demand Justice for First Nations • Demand that Canadian Prime Minister Harper Meet with Chief Spence and other First Nations Leaders• Repeal Canadian Legislation C-45, and all other anti-indigenous legislation!
PROTEST/ROUND DANCE @ THE CANADIAN CONSULATE • 1625 BROADWAY (16TH STREET MALL@ BROADWAY), DENVER • MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012 • 10:30 am • Bring drums, banners, signs
IDLE NO MORE Is a movement that was begun by four courageous women in Saskatchewan, Canada, in November, 2012, to combat vicious legislative attacks (especially Bill C-45) on First Nation indigenous peoples by the government of Canada. Since that time, Idle No More has captured the imagination and attention of indigenous peoples and their allies, all over North America, and across the globe. Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution that honors and fulfills Indigenous liberation, which protects the land and water. Colonization continues through attacks to Indigenous peoples’ rights and damage to the land and water. We must repair these violations, live the spirit and intent of the treaty relationship, work towards justice in action, and protect Mother Earth. On December 10th, Indigenous people and allies stood in solidarity across Canada to assert Indigenous decolonization, and to begin the work towards sustainable, renewable development. All people will be affected by the continued damage to the land and water and we welcome Indigenous and non-Indigenous allies to join in creating healthy sustainable communities. We encourage youth to become engaged in this movement as you are the leaders of our future. There have always been individuals and groups who have been working towards these goals – Idle No More seeks to create solidarity and further support these goals. We recognize that there may be backlash, and we encourage people to stay strong and united in spirit. Contact: http://idlenomore1.blogspot.com
CHIEF THERESA SPENCE To focus awareness on the broad range of issues that have been raised by "Idle No More," Chief Theresa Spence of the Attiwapiskat First Nation, on James Bay in northern Canada, began a hunger strike on December 11, demanding that Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper, and the Queen of England, meet with Spence and other First Nation leaders regarding current racist, anti-indigenous legislation in Canada, and the spreading crises in indigenous territories. Now, over two weeks into her strike, Chief Spence is becoming increasingly weaker, and she needs our support. Her hunger strike is not a temporary, weekend fast, nor is it a publicity stunt. Chief Spence has vowed to remain on her hunger strike until the government of Canada responds, or until she dies. We cannot allow Canada's indifference to kill a caring and dedicated leader, demanding rights for her people, and for all people. Contact: https://twitter.com/ChiefTheresa; http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chief-Theresa-Spence-Hunger-Strike-Letters-Of-Support/122241324605948
Flood the offices of Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper with emails, phone calls, faxes, and letters of support for Chief Theresa Spence and Idle No More.
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P.
Prime Minister of Canada
80 Wellington Street