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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Mohawks Tyendinaga Rail Blockade

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Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012

Tyendinaga Rail Blockade

Tyendinaga Mohawks launch temporary rail blockade on main line between Toronto, Montreal

The move forced CN to suspend all rail traffic along the line.
The blockade stranded about 2,000 passengers, said VIA Rail in a statement to media.
This was the same rail line, between Belleville, Ont., and Napanee, Ont., shut down in 2007 for almost 12 hours by the Mohawks as part of a planned national day of action.
“It’s not about you and it’s not about the Mohawks it’s about Chief Spence and everyone else dying,” said Tom Maracle, a Mohawk from Tyendinaga, at the blockade.
Maracle, however, issued a warning.
“This is peaceful. The next one won’t be,” he said.
A fire was keeping the blockaders warm. The blockade was launched at about 4 p.m. local time. OPP arrived on the scene at about 8 p.m. The blockade was expected to end sometime late Sunday evening.
CN spokesman Jim Feeny said CN had suspended all rail traffic until the blockade ended.
“This is the main line,” he said. “It is a heavily used line…We are hoping that the issue can be resolved and that traffic can be resumed as quickly as possible.”


Chief Arvol Looking Horse support for Chief Spence and Protection of Mother Earth

By Chief Arvol Looking Horse
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As Keeper of our Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, I would like to send out support for the efforts of Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation, for giving of herself through fasting with prayers for the protection of Mother Earth.

Throughout history, there have been many Voices from different Nations trying to alert us of the prophecies that are now upon us. We are in a time of Great Urgency, especially since the animals have been showing their sacred color white to tell us we need to change the Path we are on.
The war in the Middle East over money, oil and power, in the name of Spirituality, has been affecting us for far too long. A Healing now needs to happen from that lesson. Those lessons now exist in those territories in the lack of animal and plant life, as well as the many orphans and childless parents.

Political decision makers throughout history have made decisions that have affected many People, lands and animal/plant life, the recent decision made to subject Mother Earth and take away any protection she had left, is a decision that affects all humanity.

This effort has to be understood the same light of our Peace work, which is “All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer”. This effort to protect Mother Earth is all Humanity’s responsibility, not just Aboriginal People. Every human being has had Ancestors in their lineage that understood their umbilical cord to the Earth, understanding the need to always protect and thank her. Therefore, all Humanity has to re-connect to their own Indigenous Roots of their lineage - to heal their connection and responsibility with Mother Earth and become a united voice.

In a Sacred Hoop Life, where there is no ending and no beginning!

Chief Arvol Looking Horse
19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe

Idle No More TORONTO Dec. 30, 2012

BREAKING NEWS! -CHECK OUT THE AERIAL VIEW FROM TORONTO TODAY! #Idle No More Round Dance Flash Mob Took Place at the Eaton Center Mall In Toronto Today supporting Chief Theresa Spence and First Nations. Watch archives from the livestream video, Idle No More at Eaton Centre, Toronto, Canada and
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Global Support for Idle No More Dec. 30, 2012

Message from the Campesino Committee of the Highlands (Guatemala) to Idle No More:

"We feel very deeply about what is happening in Canada to our brother native people. We condemn the pillaging of which they continue to be victims. We urge you to continue your acts of just resistance to defend Nature, our Mother Earth and Humanity, despite the ambition of governments and corporations to place their interests above the rights of the millenarian peoples.
We call on the (Canadian) government to respect the lives and territories of our brothers and sisters and to respond to their demands.
To resist is to defend the territories!
In solidarity: Comite Campesino del Altiplano CCDA.

Leocadio Juracan, General Coordinator, CCDA
Millenarianism (also millenarism) is the belief by a religious, social, or political group or movement in a coming major transformation of society, after which all things will be changed, based on a one-thousand-year cycle. The term is more generically used to refer to any belief centered around 1000-year intervals.  

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VIDEO Minnesota Flash Mob Round Dance Dec. 29, 2012

Photo shared by AIM of Twin Cities & AIM Patrol of Minneapolis

Scroll down for two videos!
Mall of America on 12/29
Thousands of Native people coming together in solidarity for the people in Canada and Chief Th
eresa Spence
Video 2 Below
Flash Mob Round Dance Begins after Minute 30 (click on bar to move forward)

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Idle No More Denver Protest Canadian Consulate Dec 31, 2012

Chief Spence


Demand Justice for First Nations • Demand that Canadian Prime Minister Harper
Meet with Chief Spence and other First Nations Leaders• Repeal Canadian
Legislation C45, and all other anti-indigenous legislation!

2012 • 10:30 am • Bring drums, banners, signs
IDLE NO MORE Is a movement that was begun by four courageous women in Saskatchewan, Canada, in November, 2012, to combat vicious legislative attacks (especially Bill C45) on First Nation indigenous peoples by the government of Canada. Since that time, Idle No More has captured the imagination and attention of indigenous peoples and their allies, all over North America, and across the globe. Idle No More calls on all people to join in revolution that honors and fulfills Indigenous liberation, which protects the land and water. Colonization continues through attacks to Indigenous peoples’ rights and damage to the land and water. We must repair these violations, live the spirit and intent of the treaty relationship, work towards justice in action, and protect Mother Earth. On December 10th, Indigenous people and allies stood in solidarity across Canada to assert Indigenous decolonization, and to begin the work towards sustainable, renewable development. All people will be affected by the continued damage to the land and water and we welcome Indigenous and nonIndigenous allies to join in creating healthy sustainable communities. We encourage youth to become engaged in this movement as you are the leaders of our future. There have always been individuals and groups who have been working towards these goals – Idle No More seeks to create
solidarity and further support these goals. We recognize that there may be backlash, and we encourage people to stay strong and united in spirit. Contact:;
CHIEF THERESA SPENCE To focus awareness on the broad range of issues that have been raised by "Idle No
More," Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation, on James Bay in northern Canada, began a hunger strike on December 11, demanding that Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper, and the Queen of England, meet with Spence and other First Nation leaders regarding current racist, antiindigenous legislation in Canada, and the spreading crises in indigenous territories. Now, over two weeks into her strike, Chief Spence is becoming increasingly weaker, and she needs our support. Her hunger strike is not a temporary, weekend fast, nor is it a publicity stunt. Chief Spence has vowed to remain on her hunger strike until the government of Canada responds, or until she dies. We cannot allow Canada's indifference to kill a caring and dedicated leader, demanding rights for her people, and for all people.

Flood the offices of Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper with emails, calls and faxes, in support of
Chief Spence and Idle No More. Harper’s Tel.: 6139924211; Fax: 6139416900; email:
Labor and material for this flyer donated by American Indian Movement of Colorado
Flood the offices of Canadian Prime Minister Steven
Harper with emails, phone calls, faxes, and letters of support for Chief Theresa Spence and Idle No More.
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P.
Prime Minister Parliament Hill: Telephone: 613-992-4211 Fax: 613-941-6900
Department: Prime Minister of Canada, Langevin Building, 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A2 Telephone: 613-992-4211
Fax: 613-941-6900 E-Mail:
Flood the offices of Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper with emails, phone calls, faxes, and letters of support for Chief Theresa Spence and Idle No More.
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister Parliament Hill:
Telephone: 613-992-4211 Fax: 613-941-6900 Department: Prime Minister of Canada
Langevin Building, 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A2, Telephone: 613-992-4211, Fax: 613-941-6900, E-Mail:

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