Anti-Native Organizing & the "Caledonia Crisis"
Monday, April 26, 2010
Join with solidarity activists to discuss organizing around Six Nations land struggles. What can solidarity between settler/native communities look like in the present context of anti-native racism, failing land claims talks with the Canadian government and the broader struggles to protect land and for self-determination?
Presentations, Discussion & Launch Event
for Upping the Anti: A Journal of Theory and Action #9
The Six Nations people of the Grand River territory have been faced with a steadily increasing level of anti-Native organizing since they began the reclamation of the "Douglas Creek Estates" housing development in Caledonia in February of 2006. In addition to the large anti-native protests held by local residents, anti-native activists (who claim to speak on behalf of all non-natives) have organized a "militia" to oppose "native lawlessness," have held protests against native smoke shops, and have supported actions of local governments to criminalize Six Nations land defenders. At the same time, there have been some important initiatives over the past several years that have seen non-native activists organize in solidarity with Six Nations and work on building ongoing relationships of solidarity and struggle.
About the presenters:
Katie Milley is a member of the CUPE 3903 First Nations Solidarity Working Group and the author of "Where is John Wayne when you need him?": Anti-Native Organizing & the "Caledonia Crisis" In Upping the Anti #9.
Tom Keefer is an editorial committee member of Upping the Anti, an activist with the CUPE 3903 First Nations Solidarity Working Group, and the author of several articles on Six Nations land struggles.
For more information about this event, Upping the Anti, or the ongoing struggles at Six Nations, please check out: [email protected]
This is a free event, and Ed Video is an accessible space. All are welcome! If you have any questions or concerns please email [email protected]
Sponsored by OPIRG-Guelph and Ed Video.
Ed Video, 40 Baker street
Monday, April 26th, 7 pm - 9 pm
Launch Event for Upping the Anti: A Journal of Theory and Action #9