Wednesday, February 17, 2010

No Olympics - Solidarity in the Kulin Nations (Melbourne, Australia)

Today in the Kulin Nations westood in solidarity with our brothers & sisters of the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples.
An over the top federal police presence guarded the Kkkandian embassy from my daughter & me. The heavens opened up heavy rain giving a strong affirmation for the kaupapa we were supporting.

Harriet Nahanee,warrior woman , you will never be forgotten, and the price you paid to defend your lands against the corporate circus of the winter Olympics. No Olympics on Stolen Native lands.
We handed out flyers & info & explained the contempt & lack of respect for Indigenous rights in Canada.
The struggle against the Tar Sands bears resonance for us in Aotearoa. The Royal Bank of Canada is advising Kea Petroleum (the pricks who want to rip up & rape the beautiful Tai Tokerau 4 oil & gas). No wonder Canada won't sign the declarationon the rights of Indigenous peoples. They are to busy facilitating& profiting from the exploitation & oppression of Indigenous people at home & around the world.

February the 13th was also a day ofnational action against the racist intervention in the NorthernTerritories, a marking two years since the states `apology' to thestolen generations in Australia.
The racist intervention in the northern territories continues, the racialdiscrimination act remains suspended. The right of IndigenousAustralians continues to be trampled on.

Aboriginal peoples are fighting back, The Ampilatwatja walk off, exemplifying aboriginal dignity & the struggle for self-determination.

We marched for therights of all Indigenous that are oppressed, we share the same enemies& the same lived experiences of colonialism & genocide. Against the odds we have survived.

Words of wisdom andfire from Uncle Bob Randall and Robbie Thorpe, Our Sovereignty, SelfDetermination cannot be denied. Indigenous peoples are on the move.Mother earth demands this and we are stepping up.

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