Monday, 7 October 2013

co-creating canada + #Oct7Proclaim


The renewed interest in Canadian history reflected by big money gov supported celebrations of war of 1812 and similar, somehow overlooked the Royal Proclamation of 1763, and so, the Land Claims Agreements Coalition took up the project, as did the Assembly of First Nations. APTN and CBC picked up the excitement, and activehistory has published a series of essays engaging with the proclamation & it's impact over time and across a variety of perspectives.

Beyond the organizational activities of the land, and the wishes of la fedgov, it must be acknowledged that much of the interest has been stirred up by indigenous actions and a broadly based agreement among indigenous people and allies to keep the subject of our relatedness open, by any and every means. 

I recommend a visit to the Walking With Our Sisters website, to see the flourishing action of many hands at work in creating memorial vamps and in showcasing this collective expression of love, solidarity, and grief. With 1300+ participating artists, and 30+ venues confirmed over seven years, this is a powerful and lingering action, only beginning to show it's public face. 



IDLE NO MORE GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION, #OCT7PROCLAIM 55 ACTIONS IN CANADA, UNITED STATES, UNITED KINGDOM, AND ACROSS THE PLANET


including 

THE STATE OF NATIONS







 Moccasin Vamps by Skawennati Fragnito


vid1
posted to vimeo 



The Royal Proclamation of 1763: 250 Years Later
& promoted on Idle No More website

more about the visual artist
Skagewenatti Fragnito website

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