Category Archives: Defending Territory
On this day in 1521 Indigenous peoples on the island of Mactan in present-day Philippines defeated a heavily armed Spanish force and killed their commander, Magellan. This was the first Spanish attempt at colonizing what would eventually become the Philippines. Read the rest of this entry
Feb 11, 2016
A group of Secwpemc women shut down a treaty vote being held by the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council (NStQ) in Williams Lake, BC. One person was briefly detained by police but reportedly released. A corporate news report is below: Read the rest of this entry
Published by: Ts’Peten Defence Committee, January 27, 2016
In her first public appearance as Federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General of
Canada, Jody Wilson-Raybould, Kwakwaka’wakw, publicly spoke to the letter I sent on
January 4th, 2016 to both her and the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau calling
for a National Inquiry into the Ts’Peten/Gustafsen Lake Standoff 1995. She was asked
three times by three women, to take action, to call this Inquiry and to address the
ongoing genocide that is taking place on our Territories. Her response, as the Federal
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada was disrespectful and dismissive.
You all need a history lesson. Here it is. Read the rest of this entry
PRESS ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 19, 2016
The following press release is written from unceded and unsurrendered Secwepemc Territory under the auspices of Tribal Law.
On Sunday, January 17th, 2016, the Allied Tribes, representatives of Tribes from across Turtle Island (Anishnaabe, Dene Suline, Tsimshian, St’at’imc, Okanagan, Ahousaht, Snuneymuxw, Wet’suwet’en, etc.) met at Adams Lake Gym in Secwepemculecw (“Chase”), honouring Wolverine’s call for a historic gathering and feast. The last time such a meeting of the Allied Tribes had been called was at Spences Bridge when the Spences Bridge Memorial Letter 1911 was sent to then Federal Minister of the Interior, Frank Oliver (see attached document). Read the rest of this entry
In the 1995 standoff 400 officers confronted about 20 protesters
By Daybreak Kamloops, CBC News, Jan 18, 2016
Several First Nations protesters involved in the 1995 Gustafsen Lake standoff are calling for a national inquiry into the level of force used by the RCMP during the 31-day confrontation.
Protest leader William Jones Ignace, known as Wolverine, and the Ts’Peten Defence Committee submitted a letter on Jan. 4 to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Attorney General and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, calling for an inquiry. Read the rest of this entry
from Resume Chile, translated by Earth First! Journal Newswire, Nov 23, 2015
Incendiary devices were used against the installations of the Hydroelectric Center of Angostura de Colbún [Sunday Nov. 15, 2015] during the night. Unidentified people burned the office and three corporate vehicles belonging to Matte, which has installed itself within Pehuenche Territory. Read the rest of this entry
from subMedia.tv, Vimeo, Oct 15, 2015Read the rest of this entry
Group issues impassioned plea to cancel City of Montreal sewage dump
CBC News, Oct 15, 2015
About a dozen Mohawks from Kahnawake assembled near the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks today to voice their opposition to Montreal’s plan to dump eight billion litres of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River.
Akohserake Deer, one of the organizers of the protest, read a statement on behalf of the group imploring the city to reconsider the plan.
Deer declined to answer what actions the group intended to take if the dump was not cancelled. She would not say whether a railway blockade might be in the works. Read the rest of this entry
CBC News, September 20, 2015
Most kids spend the summer playing with friends or chilling out at home.
But when sisters Waneek Horn-Miller and Kaniehtiio Horn were just 14 and four years old respectively, these Kahnawake Mohawks were behind the lines of one of Canada’s most infamous standoffs. The media branded it the Oka Crisis but for those who were there and those who supported them, it is remembered as the Mohawk Resistance.
“My mother, Kahentinetha Horn is a native activist, old-school from the ’60s. She was there and me and my little sister ended up following her there,” recalled Horn-Miller.