Guelph Concert for Standing Rock and Chippewas of the Thames

Join us in raising money and information sharing about two different important and precedent setting acts of Indigenous resistance happening right now. Brought to you by Guelph Anti Pipeline, OPIRG-Guelph and Fossil Free Guelph.
  • When Nov 12, 2016 08:00 PM to Nov 13, 2016 01:00 AM (Canada/Eastern / UTC-500)
  • Where Red Papaya Thai & Grill - 55 Wyndham Street N, Guelph
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*Chippewas of the Thames First Nation is taking a stand in the Supreme Court of Canada to assert their rights as an Indigenous community. They are challenging the Canadian government to recognise and uphold its responsibilities under treaty. COTTFN’s court case challenges the lack of consultation they received for Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline project, but its implications go far beyond this one pipeline. The outcome of this case will impact future decisions for extractive industry and land use in relation to treaty and inherent Indigenous rights. Stand with COTTFN to uphold Indigenous rights. - https://chippewassolidarity.org/en/donate

*Standing Rock is ground zero for a huge pipeline dispute next to a First Nations reserve in North Dakota, which travels through 4 states (North and South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois), and will carry Bakken crude oil fracked from North Dakota. - http://standingrock.org/news/standing-rock-sioux-tribe--dakota-access-pipeline-donation-fund/

This will be a fundraiser evening with local artists, both musicians and spoken word, and a Silent Auction. More information on performers to come! If you can donate items to the silent auction, please email guelphgap@gmail.com.

Admission: suggested $10 or PWYC

*We would like to acknowledge the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the community of Guelph resides and is occupying and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them. Today, this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our important connection to this land where we learn, grow and work.