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posted by Hillary in on Oct 26, 2014 - View profile

Tatamagouche

Making the Connections: Resistance and Movement Building Across Borders and Nations

Atlantic Region Solidarity Network Annual Gathering


7:00pm
Friday November 14 2014
- 1:00pm
Sunday November 16 2014

Venue: Tatamagouche Centre
Register NOW for the Atlantic Region Solidarity Network Annual Gathering Fri., Nov. 14th, 7pm- Sun., Nov. 16th, 1pm  Tatamagouche Centre. 
 
Contact Kathryn Anderson kathrynande@gmail.com about registration
 
Making the Connections:
Resistance and Movement Building
Across Borders and Nations
 
Resource People: 
Jen Moore, Mining Watch Canada
Alma Brooks, Wabanaki Confederacy
Eliza Knockwood, Mi’kmaq Youth Bundle-Keeper
 
Gain inspiration and new understandings of solidarity from resource people who are building solidarity relationships across borders and nations, including the recent People’s Social Forum in Ottawa, the U.N. Forum on Mining and Indigenous Peoples in May 2014 and the ongoing struggle against fracking in Elsipogtog, New Brunswick. Join us and our resource people:

 

Jen Moore, Mining Watch Canada, supports communities, organizations and networks facing mining challenges from Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras to Ecuador, Colombia and Chile. Jen was a social justice journalist in Ecuador and has written about the struggles of indigenous and non-indigenous communities affected by Canadian-financed mining companies. She gave leadership to the Mining Justice Assembly at the recent People’s Social Forum in Ottawa.

 

Alma BrooksSaint Mary’s First Nation NB, is a highly respected Maliseet traditional leader with the Wabanaki Confederacy.  She has been a leader in the New Brunswick resistance to fracking and other resource-based projects in forestry and mining. Alma attended the May 2014 U.N. Forum on Mining and Indigenous Peoples in New York.

 

Eliza Star Child Knockwooda Mi’kmaq woman from Abegweit First Nation, PEI, spent the summer of 2013 in Elsipogtog NB working with indigenous and non-indigenous people to resist fracking. She describes herself as a Youth Bundle-Keeper, passing on traditional and contemporary knowledge to this generation and ones yet to come
Organizer:kathrynande@gmail.com

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