Oshkimaadziig Speaking Tour

Giibwanisi has just completed a small speaking event in Montreal, Ottawa and Kingston.  His next stop will be in so called BC.  He will be visiting with our cuzzins from the western part of Turtle Island, to carry the Oshkimaadziig vision and message, to receive messages and to link our sacred fires.

On his return home, Giibwanisi had made plans to stop in a few places like Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg and Thunderbay.  These events are currently being organized, and the info will be forth coming.  If you are interested in the decolonization project know as the Oshkimaadziig Unity Camp, and you would like to book Giibwanisi into our community, please contact

oshkimaadziig@gmail.com
Call Gibwanisi at 416 806 6929 or George Steel at 647 771 5414

Montreal: Thursday, January 9

6:30pm until 8:30pm

Ste. Emilie Skillshare
3942 Rue Sainte Émilie, Montreal, Quebec

Join us for presentations from indigenous land defender Giibwanisi, co-founder of ACTION, (Anishinabek Confederacy To Invoke Our Nationhood) and the Oshkimaadziig Unity Camp.

ACTION is a grassroots organization that seeks to build a national organization, separate from Band Councils & Canada, rebuilding nationhood through biskaabiiyaang (decolonization). This work will be done through reestablishing the original clan governance system, and traditional ways of living.

This vision is being sought through the current project, the Oshkimaadziig Unity Camp, a land reclaimation in Awenda Provincial Park (just north of Barrie, Ontario). The occupation of this traditional territory has been going on for close to 20 months. Since its inception, Giibwanisi and others have faced community backlash, repression from the OPP, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the park superintendent, and of course the Chief and Council.

“Help us liberate ourselves, and in doing so, see your own liberation within our struggle.”
-Giibwanisi

Ottawa: Sunday, January 12

2:00pm
Umi Cafe
610 Somerset St. W, Ottawa, Ontario

In Ottawa briefly as part of a short fundraising and awareness-raising tour, this liberation movement needs support! Come to Umi Cafe on January 12th to learn about this particular struggle, one that faces the larger battle to decolonize Turtle Island.

Kingston: Monday, January 13

7:30pm until 9:00pm
75 Queen St. Kingston, ON

In Kingston briefly as part of a short fundraising and awareness-raising tour, this liberation movement needs support! Come to 75 Queen St. on January 13th to learn about this particular struggle, one that faces the larger battle to decolonize Turtle Island.

This follows the Justice for Deepan event happening at 6pm, also at 75 Queen.

Neskonlith, unceded Secwepemc Nation: Monday, January 27

4:00pm until 8:00pm PST
Neskonlith Hall, 5 km west of Chase
Dinner will be served at 4 pm
Presentation by Guests
Honoring and Hand drumming

Special Guests:

Mi’kmaq Delegation from the Mi’kmaq Nation and Elsipogtog fracking land dispute on the east coast are touring BC and visiting Neskonlith to raise awareness about their struggle against fracking, their ongoing assertion and exercise of nationhood and the repression they face from police, courts, government and corporations.

Giibwanisi Dizhnikaaz, will be speaking at Neskonith to raise awareness of ACTION (Anishnabek Confederacy To Invoke Our Nationhood) and Oshkimaadiziig Unity Camp, which is a land reclamation in their Anishnabek Nation in the so-called Awenda Ontario Provincial Park.
http://oshkimaadziig.org/

Everyone is Welcome to Attend. See you at this very informative event to learn and to honor some of our land defenders.

BACKGROUND:

Suzanne Patles speaks from Elsipogtog Anti-Fracking Blockade

Elsipogtog: The Fire Over Water

Mi’kmaq Blockade

Mi’kmaq Blockade

Warriors Defence Fund:
http://www.gofundme.com/4v80u4

Sacred Fire: The People United Against Fracking
http://sacredfirenb.com/welcome-to-the-sacred-fire-website/

Guardian: New Brunswick fracking protests are the frontline of a democratic fight
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/21/new-brunswick-fracking-protests

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