Report-back from the January 2005 Native Delegation
to Zapatista Territory and Indigenous Mexico
Zine Launch of
'LONG Before LONG After'
512 Years of Resistance to Kanada
PHOTO PRESENTATION and STORY-TELLING
Maison de l^Amiti?
120 Duluth East (*this space is not wheelchair accessible*)
(Free Childcare, Voluntary Contribution)
The "Stregthening Self Determination" delegation brought native
from across Turtle Island to "Indigenous" southern Mexico to meet
indigenous social movements with whom they exchanged experiences of
struggle for land and freedom in colonial amerika, and reinforced
international networks of solidarity.
On January 1st, the five-member delegation arrived in Zapatista
Territory in time to join the celebrations of the historic 1994
Uprising against 'Neoliberalism and for Humanity'. After 1 week in the
autonomously governed municpality, dubbed "Towards Hope", situated in
heart of the Lacandon Jungle, the delegation travelled to Oaxaca to
with communities resisting the industrial infrastructure of the Free
Area of the Americas, known as Plan Puebla Panama.
Delegation members include activists with:
-- the Native Youth Movement (Toronto and Vancouver chapters), a
grassroots organization active in promoting Indigenous rights in
to gang violence and poverty amongst Native youth.
-- the Skwelkwek^?welt Protection Center, who are currently struggling
corporate encroachment on Secwepemc territory in interior "British
Columbia", and have been actively opposing the expansion of the Sun
Ski Resort on their territories.
AND ZINE LAUNCH:
LONG Before LONG After: 512 Years of Resistance
This zine presents an introductory look into Indigenous Peoples'
resistance to ongoing colonialism in Kanada. Articles include;
- 'Colonization and Nation Building' by Aaron Mercredi
- 'The Midwinter Harvest Food Program: Planting Seeds of
Self-Determination and Decolonization' by Sue Collis
- 'Sisters in Spirit Campaign' and more...
Also available online:
!!! COME AND JOIN US !!!
** Organized by the following solidarity organizations in Mlt &
-- Students Taking Action in Chiapas (STAC). McGill, Concordia
-- The Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement (IPSM)
-- Mexico-Montreal collective (QPIRG-Concordia)
-- Latin America Committee of CLAC (Anti-Capitalist Convergence)
-- Estaci?n Libre, Chiapas.
-- UCIZONI (Union of Indigenous communities of the Northern Region of
Isthmus of Tehuantepec), Oaxaca.
-- Casa de Apoyo al Estudiante Kutaay (CAE-K), Oaxaca.
FOR MORE INFO EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org