INDIGENOUS UPRISING: DECOLONIZING CANADA. MARCH 14 2013

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INDIGENOUS UPRISING: DECOLONIZING CANADA. MARCH 14 2013
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Opening panel of Study in Action. JOHN CREE (Kanien'kehá:ka Nation, Bear Clan) -- a traditionalist faithkeeper from Kanehsatà:ke, involved in the resistance during the 1990 "Oka" Crisis. ELLEN GABRIEL (Kanien'kehá:ka Nation, Turtle Clan) -- Indigenous human rights activist, former head of the Quebec Native Women's Association, chosen by the People of the Longhouse and her community of Kanehsatà:ke to be spokesperson during the 1990 "Oka" Crisis. MÉLISSA MOLLEN DUPUIS (Innu from Ekuanitshit) — involved with Idle No More efforts in Montreal and Québec, storyteller and multidisciplinary artist, exploring contemporary interpretations of Indigenous culture. CLIFTON NICHOLAS (Kanien'kehá:ka Nation, Bear Clan) -- filmmaker, member of the Kanehsatà:ke Mohawk Community who was involved in the resistance during the 1990 "Oka" Crisis. KHELSILEM RIVERS (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Kwakwa̱ka̱'wakw) -- involved with Idle No More efforts on the Coast Salish Territories ("British Columbia"), active with Indigenous language revitalization efforts, organizing within the framework of decolonization and the restoration of Indigenous land-based culture. The STUDY IN ACTION conference took place on March 16-17 at Concordia University. For details, consult: www.qpirgconcordia.org/studyinaction.
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Opening panel of Study in Action.

JOHN CREE (Kanien’kehá:ka Nation, Bear Clan) — a traditionalist faithkeeper from Kanehsatà:ke, involved in the resistance during the 1990 “Oka” Crisis.

ELLEN GABRIEL (Kanien’kehá:ka Nation, Turtle Clan) — Indigenous human rights activist, former head of the Quebec Native Women’s Association, chosen by the People of the Longhouse and her community of Kanehsatà:ke to be spokesperson during the 1990 “Oka” Crisis.

MÉLISSA MOLLEN DUPUIS (Innu from Ekuanitshit) — involved with Idle No More efforts in Montreal and Québec, storyteller and multidisciplinary artist, exploring contemporary interpretations of Indigenous culture.

CLIFTON NICHOLAS (Kanien’kehá:ka Nation, Bear Clan) — filmmaker, member of the Kanehsatà:ke Mohawk Community who was involved in the resistance during the 1990 “Oka” Crisis.

KHELSILEM RIVERS (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw) — involved with Idle No More efforts on the Coast Salish Territories (“British Columbia”), active with Indigenous language revitalization efforts, organizing within the framework of decolonization and the restoration of Indigenous land-based culture.

The STUDY IN ACTION conference took place on March 16-17 at Concordia University. For details, consult: www.qpirgconcordia.org/studyinaction.