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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Idle No More: Thousands round dance for Indigenous rights

Palestine support!

Winnipeg 4,000 people at Polo Park!

Idle No More -Couchiching FN thru town of Fort Frances, On
- Photo by, Sonny McGinnis

Media Advisory
Aamjiwnaang First Nation continues blockade of CN Rail, Mayor of Sarnia and city police ask for meeting

When: 11 am, Sunday Dec. 23, 2012
Where: Aamjiwnaang First Nation Blockade (Williams Drive off Scott Road)

Citizens of Aamjiwnaang First Nation continue a blockade of CN rail, in support of the Idle No More movement. The Mayor of Sarnia and city police have asked for a meeting to present an offer to the end of the blockade. Aamjiwnaang Citizens are indicating they will continue the blockade until Chief Teresa Spence is granted a meeting with Prime Minister Harper, and there is recognition of the historical injustice inflicted upon the community. The meeting will take place at 11 am tomorrow, on the blockade.

Media Contact:
Ron Plain(226) 932-1516

Chief Theresa Spence in need of blankets and firewood at Victoria Island, Ottawa
Thirteenth Day of Fast
URGENT: Chief Theresa Spence and friends need blankets, a lot of fire wood, warm clothing items for her supporters! My friend was left behind in Ottawa so hes now helping her! He informed me that the storm hit them hard! She is going on her 13th day! Please! Bring to Victoria Island Ottawa ON ASAP! SPREAD THE WORD ASAP! Miigwech!

With gratitude from Big Mountain

Louise Benally, Dine' from Big Mountain resisting relocation, saw the posts from Idle No More, and the Zapatistas, and asked to share this message from her, "Power to the people, it makes us feel like we are not so alone."
Los Angeles
First Nations and Chief Spence, Los Angeles is with you!
Seattle mall
Round dance between (Harper s home) 24 Sussex and Rideau hall.
Idle No More - North Caribou Lake
Embarking on a walk under northern cold temperatures.

3 floors of round dancing in Calgary mall Dec 22
Idle No More Sacramento
Idle No More Arizona
#IdleNoMore Prince George By Adam Thomas

Here at #NeechieGear we don't close our
 shop down for peaceful protesting
And we support #idlenomore !
Kanehsatake #IdleNoMore coming down the famous hill with a message

Grand Rapids, Michigan, Flash Mob supports Canada news link:

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Below: Idle No More Round Dance Calgary


Billings, Montana

Shiprock, N.M., on the Navajo Nation

Zapatistas emerge for new era

Marcos in Sonora, Mexico. Photo Brenda Norrell.
Marcos' statement on Zapatistas resurging

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Dutch translation

The Zapatistas announced their emergence on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, as one cycle of the Mayan calendar ended, and another began.

Zapatistas marched by the thousands from the mountains. Subcomandante Marcos made the announcement in Spanish, translation by

December 21, 2012

To Whom It May Concern:


It’s the sound of their world ending.

It’s that of ours resurging.

The day that was the day, was night.

The night will be the day that will be the day.




From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast.

For the Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous – General Command of EZLN

Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
Mexico, December of 2012



Es el sonido de su mundo derrumbándose.
Es el del nuestro resurgiendo.
El día que fue el día, era noche.
Y noche será el día que será el día.

Desde las montañas del Sureste Mexicano.
Por el Comité Clandestino Revolucionario Indígena-Comandancia General del
Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos.
México, Diciembre del 2012.
Escucha el audio que acompaña este escrito.

La Jornado (espanol) Zapatistas march by the thousands from the mountains

Free Speech Radio has a report.
Zapatistas silently announce their reemergence as social force in Mexico
Free Speech Radio
Thousands of tourists from around the world gathered early this morning throughout Mexico´s southeastern state of Chiapas in anticipation of the end of the world. Instead, what they saw were tens of thousands of masked Mayan indigenous peoples led by the Zapatista National Liberation Army descending from the highlands in silent marches. They temporarily took over at least three cities. FSRN’s Tim Russo brings us more from Chiapas.
Mexico´s Mayan indigenous peoples converged this morning on San Cristobal de las Casas for the first time in more than a year. Today´s march, explains Journalist Jose Gil Olmos, marks a symbolic moment where Zapatistas are silently saying that end of the Mayan calendar marks the beginning of a new era.

Fire Dog Lake reports
Lorenzo Tlacaelel Lambertino, a blogger originally from Oaxaca, writes:

EZLN groups in this action have gathered by foot and by bus into the municipal centers of Ocosingo, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Las Margaritas, and Palenque among others. Preliminary estimates project a total possible mobilization of 30 to 50 thousand people from the Los Altos and Jungle regions of Chiapas. The action was nonviolent and extremely orderly. Men, women, and children wore black hoods covering their face, with a red bandana around their necks and green, white, and red ribbons, well known as the three colors of Mexico’s flag. ‘Subcommandante’ Marcos, the famous and outspoken public relations officer for the EZLN, did not make a presence.

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Dec. 22, 2012
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