Projet Accompagnement Solidarité Colombie

PROTECT THE TERRITORY : STORIES OF LAND DEFENSE AGAINST PIPELINE AND INDUSTRIAL EXPANSION

17 November 2015 - 23:00
SALLE DES CHAUFFERIE DE L'UQAM Local CO-R700
175, Président-Kennedy
Montréal , QC
Canada
Quebec CA

Join us for an evening where we celebrate struggles of indigenous land
defense with:

•Toghestiy, Hereditary Chief of the Wet'suwet'en Likhts'amisyu Clan

•Shannon Chief, Shannon Chief, from the Anishnabe Nation of the Ottawa
River Water

•Felipe Uncacia of the U’wa people from Colombia

•Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, poet and Innu activist

•André Pikutelekan, traditionnalist Innu from Pessamit

•Video documentaries by subMedia.tv.

NOVEMBER 17th 6PM, ROOM « LA CHAUFFERIE »  IN UQAM
Room CO-R700, Pavillon Cœur des sciences, 175 President-Kennedy (
HYPERLINK
"https://coeurdessciences.uqam.ca/upload/files/plan_acces/Plan_Chaufferie_2/CHAUFFERIE.pdf"See
the map)

* Trilingual event with translation into French, English and Spanish
* Wheelchair accessible
* Free child care service on request, contact: info (a) pasc.ca
* For accessibility needs or to assure your safety during the event,
please contact: maude (a) pasc.ca

> Presented by the Project of Accompaniement and Solidarity with
Colombia (PASC) member of GRIP-UQAM in collaboration with subMedia.tv
and  the First Nations Circle of the UQAM. <

Facebook Event : https://www.facebook.com/events/828942673892978/

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS :
*Toghestiy is a traditionalist and grassroots land defender. He is a
Hereditary Chief of the Wet'suwet'en Likhts'amisyu Clan* and has lived
on the frontlines for 5-1/2 years. He is starting a new Wet'suwet'en
Frontline Camp called the Likhts'amisyu Stronghold on his people's
traditional territory stopping all Pipelines from starting construction.
He is starting to assemble an Indigenous solidarity network called the
Indigenous People's Frontline Alliance. This Alliance represents
traditional/heredirary people battling development on their homelands
using truly grassroots methods.

*Shannon Chief, Shannon Chief, from the Anishnabe Nation of the Ottawa
River Water*. Shannon is 1 of 13 committee member to ANORW's non profit
committee in which they volunteer to put together a written format of
their Nation’s Traditional Governance that is closely guided by their
Elders. This approach was engaged with the outcome of the last Courts
from their action camp in 2014 which was denied voice to cease the
massive clear cuts from not having that requirement for their Nation’s
governance in place to protect their ancestral grounds. Other
environmental challenges the Anishnabe Nation will be facing are also
mining projects which are long term bringing more threats to the waters,
hunting grounds, medicines, cultural/sacred sites and leave the animals
in danger without no current sanctuaries available for them. She
believes the pipeline is a national risk to humanity if it is not
stopped. Shannon is also a member of the Original Peoples Caucus, a
national committee that moves for an Indigenous lead to the Peoples
Social Forums which currently growing.

*As a member of the U'wa people's traditional authorities, Felipe
Uncacia is involved in the protection of their ancestral territory,
currently threatened by different extractive projects*.  Besides being
on the path of a pipeline, part of their land is ravaged by oil
extraction projects carried out by transnational companies such as
Equion  and Oxy Petroleum. The communities also fear the recent
concessions offered by the State for the construction of hydro-electric
plants. In the Colombian context, these extractive projects come hand in
hand with the large scale militarization of indigenous territories, thus
contributing to the ongoing genocide of Native people.

*André Pikutelekan is a traditionalist Pessamit Innu.* To be consistent
with his spiritual beliefs, he decided to campaign for environmental
awareness and First Nations cultural and political drift against
extractive projects.

 *Natasha Kanapé Fontaine is an Innu poet and activist from Pessamit*.
Slam-poet, painter, comedian, and activist for Aboriginal and
environmental rights,  Natasha Kanapé Fontaine is in the resurgence of
the current Aboriginal youth.  Spokeswoman for the Quebec chapter of the
Canadian-wide movement Idle No More; she is working to develop the
“Poetics of Relation to the Territory”.

/// Videos from subMedia.tv \\\
Kahsatstenhsera: Indigenous Resistance to Tar Sands Pipelines. A short
film that  showcases Indigenous resistance against pipeline construction
and expansion  and provide an anti-colonial lens for understanding
environmental destruction.

The Action Camp about The Unist’ot’en, a clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation
who have built a protection camp to block the Pacific Trails Pipeline or
PTP, in so called British Columbia.

Showdown-at-highway-134 on the brutal raid by the Royal Colonial Mounted
Police on the Mi’kmaq blockade of fracking equipment. (Elsipotlog,
New-Brunswick, 2014)

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testdate: 
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 00:15