A community group (with true diverse representation*see below) dedicated to enlightening society about indigenous issues within the coast salish, interior salish and all indigenous territories within B.C, Canada and the rest of Turtle Island. (the group founded within the occupy vancouver movement to address the lack of indigenous involvement)
Until we acknowledge the history of the colonization of coast salish, interior salish and the rest of indigenous territories across B.C, Canada, as well as the rest of Turtle Island (known as north america) – we are doomed to repeat it, and there will be no healing.
This group was started by elders.
Please show respect for them and the issues this group represents.
*true diverse representation – LGBT2IQ / mixed race / status / non status / disability / class, etc… we believe strongly in equality and social justice for all beings, as well as anti oppression principals and policy. (basics of anti oppression – roadmap to equality through understanding: http://wiki.freegeekvancouver.org/article/What_is_Anti-Oppression%3F http://opirg.ca/ao/
One of many long standing indigenous struggles:
Jurisdiction and education – Sharon Venne. Oct 9, 2012
(presented on Mohawk Territory)
More legal info: (Russell Diabo)
Update around Bill C-45 (etc) http://www.globalresearch.ca/canada-prime-minister-harper-launches-first-nations-termination-plan/5318362