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Native American Idle No More Movement: Presentation by Wes Elliott
Date Wednesday March 13
Time 7:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Location Details
Sol Collective, 2574 21st Street, Sacramento
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorDiana Tumminia
Originating in Canada, the Idle No More Movement has captured news headlines and the imagination of activists across the world. Activist Wes Elliott will explain its origins in recent events and long-term activism. The talk will include ways that both pan-native and political allies (Latinos, grass-root organizations, leftists, environmentalists, and other indigenous causes, including for Palestinian rights, are linked and can support each other.)

Elliott lives on the Haudenosaunee Six Nations reserve, is a member of the Men’s Fire, and serves as a Land Defender. He is a part of the Haudenosaunee negotiating team with Canada and Ontario. He has spoken on numerous panels dealing with native and environmental issues. He has been involved in recovering a disputed treaty site, served as a part of the Peace Convoy from Six Nations sent to aid the Akwesasne in a protest against armed Canadian border guards on their land. He served as a magistrate of conscience on the 2012 Tribunal of the Cuban 5 in Toronto. Recently he participated in the Haudenosaunee shutdown of four development sites violating treaty land. He is an Idle No More (INM) activist who has never been idle.

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by Zachary RunningWolf
(runningwolf.zachary [at] yahoo.com) Saturday Mar 9th, 2013 10:31 AM
I am an Indigenous elder from the Blackfeet Nation and has started the 9-11 Stop Driving Global Warming campaign. In its fourth year we (see website for supporters-http://www.stopdriving.org) asking people to boycott personal car usage for 4 days (four directions) beginning on September 11th. We are working the Mohawk Nation and are saying the US flew planes into the World Trade Center to attack the Middle East for oil. When talking to the Mohawk leader he said of course the US is a Terrorist state but I responded it has gone so far that we as personal car users are the Terrorists. I personally gave up driving since 2001 except a small incident that happened in Yellowstone National Park a year and half ago which I received a five year stay away but I paid my price - Caught by the Ancestors Heyyy.