amiskwaciy

TOMORROW! Friday December 21, 2012, starting at 10:30am in Kinsmen Park and wrapping up in Churchill Square at 2:00pm

Information about the event below is from the Idle No More, Edmonton, One Heartbeat’s Facebook page.

CALLING ALL GRASSROOTS PEOPLE!

This is a peaceful, yet focused gathering grounded with Natural Laws, ALL HUMAN BEINGS WELCOME.

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Backgrounder

WHAT: Peaceful Ceremonial March to Gather Our Ancestors and Further Reaffirm Our Sovereign Position; 

1) As Original Peoples of Turtle Island; 
2) Assert the Spirit and Intent of the Treaty Agreements between the Crown and the First Peoples be Honored; 
3) Unanimously reject Bill C-45 and other proposed legislation as a legal entity. As the Crown has not “acted in good faith” nor has it upheld “the honour of the Crown”. These actions are in clear violation of Articles 18, 19, and 20 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) as this process was conducted under duress, with NO consultation, and without the consent of treaty citizens in which this legislation impacts, and further;
4) We demand the state bring back the democratic process by informing its citizens of the impact these Bills have on our environment as well as our relationship with the Original Peoples of Turtle Island.

WHY: To Oppose the Federal Government’s suite of legislation that attempts to finalize the assimilation and genocide of Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island (now called Canada)…UNIFY TURTLE ISLAND!

WHERE: START at Kinsman Park (9100 Walterdale Hill NW) and END at Sir Winston Churchill Square (99 St. and 102 Ave.). 

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***FEATURING***
DR. SHARON VENNE, 
DANIKA LITTLECHILD 
AARON PAQUETTE

***RESPECT MOTHER EARTH & CEREMONIES - PIPE PRESENT***

Therefore, NO alcohol, drugs, under influence, or littering permitted

7:00 AM SACRED POINT ONE – WATER CEREMONY
(Northside of North Saskatchewan River - protocol 
in effect)

10:00 AM Gather At Kinsmen Park
*Prepare for March
*Drop off Food & Beverage Donations

10:30 AM Start March towards Low Level Bridge

11:00 AM SACRED POINT TWO – PAPASCHASE (ROSSDALE 
BURIAL GROUNDS (105 St. & 95 Ave.)
**** Conduct “ONE HEARTBEAT” ****

* we invite a human beings to participate, if your culture has another means of expressing one heartbeat, please let the NC know as to ensure all are represented.

* Historical Links: http://www.epl.ca/aboriginal-history-documents
http://www.papaschase.ca/rossdale.html 
*Chief Pakan (James Seenum – Treaty # 6 Signer Buried)

11:15 AM Continue Peaceful March up Bellamy Hill RD

12:00 PM SACRED POINT THREE – MANITOU ROCK FORGIVENESS (Anglican Church (101 St. & MacDonald Drive)

* Historical Links: http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/08/first-nations-college-calls-for-return-of-sacred-meteorite-from-alberta-museum/ 
http://www.ammsa.com/publications/alberta-sweetgrass/stone-symbol-determination-and-marks-move-repatriation 
http://images.ourontario.ca/Cobourg/53822/data 
ohttp://www.spjournal.com/article/20120925/STP0801/309259955/-1/stp0801/blue-quills-president-makes-waves-with-manitou-stone-quest 

12:15 PM Continue Peaceful March on Jasper Ave towards 
Canada Place

12:45 PM SACRED POINT FOUR – UNIFIED ROUND DANCE
(Canada Place Federal Building 96 St. & Jasper Ave.)

1:30 PM Walk towards Winston Churchill Square on 102 Ave 
(North of Canada Place)

1:45 PM Closing
(Winston Churchill Square 99 St. & 102 Ave)
Closing Prayer w/ Drum

* FOOD & BEVERAGES

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Dress for weather, 
*********CALL OUTS DONATIONS**********

PORTABLE FOOD, LUNCHES, BEVERAGES - COFFEE, HOT CHOCOLATE, WATER, BANNOCK ETC.

FIREWOOD

***********VOLUNTEERS**************

CLEANUP, ASSIST ELDERS & PEOPLE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY

BUSES ARRIVING can volunteer to transport participants if choose, it’s encouraged as weather permits.

The Idle No More movement has called on all Nations to drum and sing across Turtle Island on December 21, 2012 for a Global Synchronized Spiritual Awakening. 

This day is significant since it is the winter solstice and is a re-aligning of energy from our Ancestors. We want to honor and recognize the Drum as it represents the heartbeat of Mother Earth and the heartbeat of our people.

Indigenous peoples from Amiskwaciy (Edmonton) call on all people and nations to join us in solidarity in “One Heartbeat” through the Drum as we honor the ways of our Ancestors. 

This event will honor the ways of our Ancestors as we call on them to help us bring attention to the injustice Indigenous peoples, land and waters are encountering through the unilateral imposition of legislative policies that blatantly disregard our Natural Laws and the sacred Treaty relationship.

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Les excuses fédérales sur les pensionnats autochtones ont disparu des écoles d'Edmonton

Les excuses officielles présentées par le gouvernement Harper aux peuples autochtones en juin 2008 auraient dû être affichées dans toutes les écoles du Canada, mais à Edmonton, très peu d'établissements savent où les copies de ce document historique se trouvent.

L'affichage avait pourtant été recommandé en février 2012 dans le rapport intermédiaire de la Commission de vérité et de réconciliation de façon à rappeler aux enfants le mal fait aux peuples autochtones.

Dans la capitale albertaine, ni le conseil scolaire anglophone public ni son homologue catholique ne savent où les copies de ce document se trouvent.

Dans un communiqué à CBC, le gouvernement fédéral affirme pourtant avoir dépensé 70 000 $ pour cet envoi à plusieurs établissements et organismes. Au total, 11 000 écoles primaires, 7100 écoles secondaires et 500 établissements sur les réserves indiennes auraient dû recevoir une copie.

L'Académie Amiskwaciy à Edmonton est une des rares écoles à avoir affiché les excuses officielles. Les élèves qui apprennent le curriculum sous un prisme autochtone s'inquiètent d'être les seuls à être exposés à cette partie de l'histoire canadienne.

« C'est comme un document fantôme, » affirme l'élève Alex Wolfe-Bader. « Qui va savoir que [Stephen] Harper s'est excusé si personne ne peut voir et lire les [excuses officielles] ? »

Le gouvernement fédéral rappelle qu'il lui reste encore des copies qui peuvent être envoyées aux établissements qui les ont perdues.

D'après les informations de Gareth Hampshire.