Mi’kmaq Warriors – Southern Ontario Speaking Tour

Members of the Mi’kmaq Warriors Society who have been arrested and incarcerated will be on a speaking tour in January and February to raise awareness about their struggle against fracking, their ongoing assertion and exercise of nationhood, and the repression they face from police and courts.

PUBLIC EVENTS – February 18th-26th

* Sarnia (Aamjiwnaang Territory): Tuesday, February 18, 5:00pm- 9:00pm at the Sarnia Public Library (124 Christina St) https://www.facebook.com/events/217664261770364/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

* Toronto (Mississauga, Six Nations Territory): Thursday, February 20, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, at Council Fire Native Cultural Centre (439 Dundas East)
www.facebook.com/events/678520882171118/

* Hamilton (Six Nations Territory): Friday, February 21, 6pm, at Volunteer Hamilton (267 King East)
www.facebook.com/events/1414827948764228/

* Six Nations: Saturday, February 22

* Tyendinaga: Sunday, February 23

* Peterborough, Nogojiwanong: Monday, February 24 at 7 pm. First People’s House of Learning (1600 West Bank Drive). Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/695514017136344

* Kitchener-Waterloo: Wednesday, February 26. https://www.facebook.com/events/270800899751142/

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“Our warriors are still being mistreated in the system, justice for our political prisoners of war.” Suzanne Patles, member of the Mi’kmaq Warrior Society

This speaking tour is organized, hosted and/or sponsored by Native Youth Movement, Unist’ot’en Camp, No One Is Illegal, Streams of Justice, VIPIRG, IGOV, Skwomesh Action, Capilano University First Nations Student Services, Capilano Student Union First Nations Caucus, Capilano University Humanities, Capilano University Social Sciences, Earthworks, Rising Tide, Council of Canadians, Union of BC Indian Chiefs, SFU Institute for the Humanities, SFU First Nations Studies, Idle No More, Defenders of the Land, SFPIRG, Leadnow, Vancouver Island University Students Union Aboriginal Advocacy, Canadian Union of Public Employees and other allies.

If you can support this tour please get in touch hwalia8 at gmail dot com. Thank you!

BACKGROUND:

Suzanne Patles speaks from Elsipogtog Anti-Fracking Blockade
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyewGdAlQNk

Elsipogtog: The Fire Over Water
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0N-lDcq1PQ

Mi’kmaq Blockade
http://www.submedia.tv/stimulator/2013/10/16/mikmaq_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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