After the tremendous response to our last Idle No More Public Forum, this follow up event will explore the next phase of INM, as we move from ‘Idle No More’ to an Indigenous Nationhood Movement. We have gathered in flash mobs, rallies and round dances in streets and malls across Turtle Island and, now, Indigenous peoples are rising together to protect our lands and rebuild our nations. But what is at stake in this process? What does Indigenous nationhood look like? And what is required to build a lasting Indigenous resurgence movement that includes Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples? As part of Indigenous Resurgence Week 2013, this public forum will bring together activists, thinkers, educators and community leaders to reflect on this important transitional time in the movement and to reflect on the ongoing work being done in our communities to mobilize action, education, and land defense.
– Taiaiake Alfred (Kahnawake Mohawk, Professor, Indigenous Governance, UVic)
– Toghestiy (Hereditary Chief of the Likhts’amisyu Clan, Wet’suwet’en)
– Freda Huson (Wet’suwet’en, Spokesperson for the Unis’tot’en Action Camp)
– Dawn Smith (Nuu-chah-nulth, LE,NONET/UVic Education)
– Fred Speck (Gwawaenuk Tribe / Kwakwaka’wakw, Idle No More Organizer)
Elder Butch Dick will welcome us to the territory and open with a prayer.
Moderator: Jarrett Martineau (Ph.D. Candidate, Indigenous Governance, UVic)
Online Moderators: Geoffrey Rankin (Beaver Lake Cree Nation) and Tobold Rollo (@SettlerColonial)