August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Human Rights Symposium with Secwepemc Tiny House Warriors


Photo courtesy Russ Diabo. TINY HOUSE WARRIORS HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM Participants Michelle Cook, Dine, Water Protectors Legal Collective, Arizona and Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Na’moks
WATCH LIVE SATURDAY ON THIS YOUTUBE CHANNEL
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC-aOQ_iUjg

Live Saturday afternoon: Haida Leader Guujaw, Gitxsan Kirby Muldoe & Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Na’moks in Kamloops, Secwepemc Territory

Photo Russ Diabo, Mohawk, on Twitter.
TINY HOUSE WARRIORS HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM opened by Salmon Chief and Manuel family!
(Below) Morning panel photo by Russ Diabo on Twitter.

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Photo courtesy Mayuk Manuel "Thank you Salmon Chief Kukstsemc for sharing the knowledge and  love for our Indigenous Language. Our Language is our Law."







Saturday, March 14: Human Rights Symposium with Secwepemc Tiny House Warriors in Kamloops, B.C. Govinda Dalton is broadcasting.



https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E7Y7uZeaDhAkQGn0JEdCbed0rrcc9qeu71MpfOhyVtQ/edit#
Agenda here:
 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E7Y7uZeaDhAkQGn0JEdCbed0rrcc9qeu71MpfOhyVtQ/edit#

Below: Watch on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC-aOQ_iUjg



Listen at Crow Voices: https://www.crowvoices.com

Watch, or join the conversation, by way of the Zoom app. Now streaming:
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/2535659585
Meeting ID: 253 565 9585

This morning: Chair, Shiri Pasternak, Yellowhead Institute Beatrice Hunter, Labrador Land Protectors Suzanne Patles, Mi'kmaq Warrior Society Anne Spice (Tlingit), Eve Saint (Wet’suwet’en) - Arrested at Gidim’ten Access Pt Sam McKay, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) Irina Ceric, Kwatlen Polytechnic Institute Chris Albinati, Nahwegahbow, Corbiere Law


Wet'suwet'en Eve Saint gave a powerful talk this morning.


Wet'suwet'en Eve Saint

The gathering began with a prayer song, followed by Doreen Manuel, aunt of Kanahus Manuel speaking. Beatrice Hunter followed with a heartfelt talk on the defense of Muskrat Falls.

Inuk Beatrice Hunter appears in provincial court in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Friday, after spending more than a week behind bars at HMP in St. John's. (Katie Breen/CBC)

Secwepemc Filmmaker Doreen ManuelGovinda's live broadcast began, while people were arriving, as he talked with Michelle Cook, Dine' lawyer and co-founder of the Water Protector Legal Collective.

Schedule and Agenda

Symposium and Human Rights Delegation to Tiny House Warriors Camp
SECWEPEMCUL'ECW
Hosted by: Tiny House Warriors (THW), the Indigenous Network on Economies and Trade (INET), and the

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, “Reconciling Sovereignties: Techniques of Authorizing ‘Consent’ on Indigenous Lands”
Throughout this gathering, filmmaker Doreen Manuel will be documenting the event and conducting interviews on behalf of the Yellowhead Institute. We will also have radio producers from Nuxalk Radio and will be livestreaming the event through Earth Cycles. Our communications team will also be recording minutes of the panels. Our intention is to use this documentation for Indigenous and human rights advocacy and a formal land defense human rights report. Before any statements are published, we will seek consent of participants. If you would not like to be recorded in any medium, please indicate this before you speak and we will respect your privacy.
Schedule Overview
Saturday March 14, 2020
HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Location: Thompson Rivers University, Grand Hall
Campus Activity Centre, 1055 University Drive, Kamloops, BC, Canada
9am Welcome to the territory, Manuel Family & Salmon Chief
9.30 - 11.00 Injunctions
Chair, Shiri Pasternak, Yellowhead Institute
Irina Ceric, Kwatlen Polytechnic Institute
Beatrice Hunter, Labrador Land Protectors
Chris Albinati, Nahwegahbow, Corbiere Law
Suzanne Patles, Mi'kmaq Warrior Society
Anne Spice (Tlingit), Eve Saint (Wet’suwet’en) - Arrested at Gidim’ten Access Pt
Sam McKay, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI)
11.15 - 1.00 Indigenous Human Rights: the International Struggle
Chair, Sca7cis Manuel
Seanna Howard, U of Arizona Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program
Russell Diabo, Mohawk policy analyst, Seventh Generation representative
Lanakila Manguail, Maunakea leader, Hawaii
Michelle Cook, Dine, Water Protectors Legal Collective, Arizona
1.00 - 2.00 LUNCH PROVIDED
2.00 - 3.15 Climate & Capitalism
Chair, Harsha Walia, NOII
Eugene Kung, West Coast Environmental Law
Avi Lewis, LEAP
Troy Cochrane, Independent Economist
Tara Houska, Anishinaabe, Giniw Collective in Minnesota
Nigel Robinson, Indigenous Climate Action
3.30 - 5.00 Indigenous Land Defense Strategy
Chair, Kanahus Manuel, Tiny House Warriors
Denzel Sutherland-Wilson, Gitxsan
Reuben George, Tsleil Waututh
Pam Palmater, Mik’maq
Indigenous youth reps leading solidarity with Wet’suwet’en
Mayuk and Snutetkwe Manuel, Isha Jules, Secwepemc Tiny House Warriors (video feed)
FEAST and EVENING PANEL
6:00 pm - 7 pm Bison Stew Feast
7pm - 9pm Evening Cultural Event and Speakers
Christi Belcourt, M├ętis
Savage Family
Sister Helping One Another (drum group)
Sunday March 15, 2020
The Tiny House Warriors and Secwepemc will also lead a delegation to travel to the Tiny House Warriors villages in Blue River and Moonbeam, Secwepemc Territory and learn more about how this group of Secwepemc land and water defenders struggle for land and self-determination on the ground to protect their territory from the Trans Mountain Pipeline.
Location: Blue River: Located near Clearwater, BC - approx. 1.5 hr drive north of
Kamloops; approx. 5 hr drive from Vancouver; the closest airport is in Kamloops, BC.
Schedule: Meet at 9.30am at Ramada Inn parking lot; Caravan to Blue River
Aim to arrive at Blue River by lunch-time
Lunch served at Blue River
Tiny House Warriors will lead delegation and discussion until 5pm
Some people may stay at Blue River, others may drive back to Kamloops. We will
work to make sure all of these options are available to people and coordinate rides.