As Thea Penashue welcomed her new daughter into the world, she thought of her ancestors, breathed in fresh air and the smell of boughs beneath her, and watched the sun rise through the canvas walls of the tent in which she gave birth.
The Indigenous people of the land have been under attack ever since the first invaders came to our shores. We have been defending our lands and protecting our waters for generations.We have never stopped and we never will. Our laws demand that we uphold our sacred responsibilities, not only for ourselves, but the next seven generations. Our fight and love for our land and our people connect all Indigenous people.From coast to coast we are united. We must stand in solidarity and defend our relatives that are being attacked by these invaders. Invaders that intend on destroying our land and water for profit and impeding our right to be free people.As Indigenous grassroots people, on the frontlines, we call on you to join us in solidarity from Nov 23-29 as a national call to action to support and respect our sovereignty.We call on you to demand justice for our people, to hold the companies committing acts of genocide accountable through direct action and rallies where you are.We are one, we are united, and we will fight, together.
Starting April 23, 2020 Virtual ceremony on Zoom, Livestreamed to Facebook and Youtube : April 23, 5 – 8 p.m. Contemporary Native Art Biennial (BACA), 5th edition Kahwatsiretátie : Teionkwariwaienna Tekariwaiennawahkòntie Honoring kinship Curated by David Garneau (Métis), with the assistance of rudi aker (Wolastoqiyik) and Faye Mullen (Anishinaabe)