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Standing Rock Solidarity Network: Resources Packet

Excerpts from here: http://www.standingrocksolidaritynetwork.org/resource-packet.html

If You’re Thinking About Going to Standing Rock

First of all, thank you! The whole world has been moved and inspired by the water protectors at Standing Rock and many people feel called to go there. It’s important to think through whether you will be able to contribute best by going in person or by doing support work from home.

Good reasons to go:

  • To commit civil disobedience blocking construction of the pipeline
  • To do needed physical labor
  • To deliver supplies
  • To bring a necessary skill
  • To bring messages
    of support from your national or tribal group and share your traditional ceremony and culture
  • To support the presence of young people or elders
  • To provide media coverage and documentation

Not good enough reasons:

  • To experience indigenous culture and wisdom
  • Because it seems cool
  • Curiosity

Do not go to Standing Rock “just to see.” Every person in camp needs to pull their weight and contribute in substantial ways.

READ MORE: http://www.standingrocksolidaritynetwork.org/uploads/4/2/9/2/4292077/if_you%E2%80%99re_thinking_about_going_to_standing_rock_final.pdf


Joining Standing Rock

WELCOME to Standing Rock. Thank you for coming to be part of this powerful moment in history. The fight to stop the pipeline is part of our global struggle for liberation, to protect our planet from extractive capitalism, and to heal the devastation of oppression on all our lives. We are winning, and we still have a long way to go. We need everybody. That includes you. This is an indigenous led struggle, on indigenous lands, rooted in centuries of resistance and the specific cultural strengths of the Native peoples gathered here. This means it will look and feel different from non-Native activism.

We understand this moment in the context of settler colonialism

  • Settler colonialism is a process of “destroying to replace.” A colonizing power exports resources and people, and seizes and settles on land, exercising violent control over the original inhabitants. Indigenous versions of governance, land management, cultural practices, etc. are destroyed through conquest, disease, land theft, and cultural genocide, and are replaced with the settler versions of those things. Settler colonialism is not an event that we can neatly box into the past, but rather a persistent form of violence that impacts every aspect of life in settler states. Settler colonialism is still happening.
  • Indigenous history in the Americas is one of uninterrupted resistance to colonization, from 1492 to today. You may be unaware of this history, or not recognize the forms it takes in indigenous cultures. Be curious.
  • We do this work as ourselves. We bring all of who we are and where we come from. This includes gender identity, race, class, sexual orientation, age, body/mind ability, culture and place of origin. We all have inherited historical relationships to sort out in order to become more powerful, effective and whole.
    • As white allies we must figure out how to shift out of European cultural modes, unlearn and interrupt settler colonial patterns and develop anti-racist awareness and skills.
    • As Non-Native People of Color we have many different historical relationships to settler colonialism and Indigenous struggles, and may have unconsciously internalized settler attitudes toward this land and indigenous people. Native leaders and scholars have asked us to recognize that although we are targeted by white supremacy, we also participate in settler colonization, and are settlers in relationship to Indigenous people.

READ MORE:  http://www.standingrocksolidaritynetwork.org/uploads/4/2/9/2/4292077/joining_camp_culture_final.pdf

Decolonize & Anti-Oppression Workshop In Lekwungen & W̱SÁNEĆ territory (victoria, bc)

we will be holding a workshop at this years 11th annual Victoria Anarchist Bookfair and we hope to see you there!

FREE
Friday, September 9th, 2016
University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS), Student Union Building, Room B025, 3800 Finnerty Road, victoria, bc
2:00pm – 3:50pm

Accessibility:
– ASL interpretation is currently being secured
– the building entrance, workshop space, and washrooms are wheelchair accessible
– the workshop space is a scent-free/scent-reduced space; please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes and/or other scents
– accessibility and safety guidelines for the bookfair can be found here: http://victoriaanarchistbookfair.ca/index.php/accessibility-and-safer-space-policy/
– if there are accessibility needs that must be met to ensure meaningful participation in this workshop please email bookfair organizers: [email protected] and workshop facilitators: [email protected]

The workshop will be a facilitated circle discussion about colonization from an Indigenous context within Canada and include an exploration of anti-oppression terminology. Will be focusing on grassroots community organizing, meaningful solidarity building, & horizontal group/community structures.

facebook event page for workshop: https://www.facebook.com/events/529915343879835/
facebook event page for bookfair: https://www.facebook.com/events/1611723889141685/
The Anti-Oppression Network on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheAntiONetwork/
Victoria Anarchist Bookfair: http://victoriaanarchistbookfair.ca

Decolonize & Anti-Oppression Community Workshop in Tk’emlups (Kamloops), Secwepemc territory

DnA CommWS Poster_Kamloops
a black and white hand drawn poster for a community workshop in Tk’emlups (Kamloops) February 28th, 2015

thank you Kristy Tremblay for the poster. image description of it is at the bottom of the post.

Taking place on occupied & unceded Secwepemc territory.

Hosted by Femme For All Collective.
In solidarity with the grassroots community actions of Idle No More.

Tami Starlight – 2-Spirit Nehiyawak (also known as Cree) elder from the Peguis Nation (Manitoba)
vanessa bui – first-generation Vietnamese youth born on traditional Lekwungen & WSANEC territory (Victoria, BC)
– both currently reside on unceded Coast Salish territory (Vancouver, BC)

Donation page for those who cannot make it. Please donate and pass it on. (every bit helps)
https://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/donate-now/

-WHEN/WHERE-

Cost: by donation (no one turned away due to lack of funds)
Location: 225 7th Ave, Smorgasbord, Kamloops BC
Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015 (gregorian calendar)
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

-WHAT-

– discussion about colonization from an indigenous context within Canada
– anti-oppression terminology investigation & circle discussion
– grassroots community organizing, meaningful solidarity building, & horizontal group/community structures
– catered vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free snacks & tea

-ACCESSIBILITY INFO-

– the building, workshop space, and nearby washrooms are wheelchair accessible.
– ASL interpretation is not available for this event.
– Please leave your scents/perfumes at home, this is a scent-free/scent-reduced event. For more information on Multiple Chemical Sensitivities: http://dualpowerproductions.com/2011/03/14/multiple-chemical-sensitivities-mcs-accessibility-basics/
– This space is also safer space = anti-oppressive.

-CONTACT INFO-

for more information or accessibility requests please email: [email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/events/403301773169354/

[image description: a black and white hand drawn poster. at the top it says IN TEXT: DECOLONIZATION AND ANTI-OPPRESSION COMMUNAL WORKSHOP end text. off to the left below the title it says IN TEXT: WITH TAMI STARLIGHT AND VANESSA BUI BY DONATION SAFER SPACE GUIDELINES end text.

in the middle of the poster is a persyn wearing a headdress with their palms up facing outward. there is an oval on their body that goes around their palms. in the chest area is an infinity symbol and has the oval going through the loops on each side. on top of the palms of the hands it says IN TEXT: FEMME FOR ALL COLLECTIVE end text. below the palms is a circle with a cross dividing the circle into even quadrants.

at the bottom of the poster it says IN TEXT: 225 7th Ave, Smorgasbord, Tk’emlups (Kamloops), Unceded Occupied Secwepemc Territory @ 5:00PM
discussion about colonization from an Indigenous context
anti-oppression terminology investigation and circle discussion
grassroots community organizing, meaningful solidarity building
catered vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free snacks & tea

Saturday, February 28, 2015
(gregorian calendar) END TEXT. end description.]

Homebound: Last workshop of the 2014 tour!

poster for Decolonize & Anti-Oppression workshop in Vancouver, June 15th, 2014
the last Decolonize & Anti-Oppression community workshop of the tour! set for Sunday, June 15th in Vancouver / unceded Coast Salish territory!

Taking place on unceded Coast Salish Territory – Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, and Squamish nations.

In solidarity with the grassroots community actions of Idle No More.

**Report back from the spring 2014 tour!! **

Tami Starlight – Nehiyawak (also known as Cree) from the Peguis Nation is traveling from Vancouver / unceded Coast Salish territory to Montreal / Mohawk, Kanienkehaka, & Haudenosaunee territory.

Donation page for those who cannot make it. Please donate and pass it on. (every bit helps)
https://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/donate-now/

-When/Where-

Cost: $5 – $50 sliding scale; no one turned away due to lack of funds
Location: 1530 Canadian Pacific Lecture Room, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Date: Sunday, June 15th, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 5:30pm

-What-

– discussion about colonization from an indigenous context within Canada
– Anti-Oppression terminology investigation & circle discussion
– Community organizing, meaningful solidarity building, conflict resolutions & horizontal group/community structures

-Accessibility-

– the building, workshop space, and washrooms are wheelchair accessible.
– ASL interpretation will not be available for this event. A second workshop in July will be organized to have ASL interpretation, please stay tuned. (email us if you would like to be notified of the event or leave a message down below.)
– Please leave your scents/perfumes at home, this is a scent-free/scent-reduced event. For more information on Multiple Chemical Sensitivities:http://dualpowerproductions.com/2011/03/14/multiple-chemical-sensitivities-mcs-accessibility-basics/
– This space is also safer space = anti-oppressive.

website: https://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Anti-Oppression-Network/214262228648923
tumblr: http://theantioppressionnetwork.tumblr.com/
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/theAOnetwork
youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/antioppressionnet

-Contact Information-
for more info or accessibility requests please email: [email protected]