Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Idle? Know More! the movie(s)

Jerilynn Webster
Arthur Manuel
T'Uy'Tanat-Cease Wyss

Speaker bios

Published on 25 Jan 2013
Jerilynn Webster is a Vancouver based female hip hop artist, beat-boxer, performing artist, aboriginal youth educator, single mother, award-winning actor, and member of the Nuxalk and Cayauga Nations who is "using [her] words to go upwards/not backwards." She is an Idle No More organizer.

Published on 25 Jan 2013
Arthur Manuel is a spokesperson for the Indigenous Network on Economies and Trade and Defenders of the Land network. Former chairperson of the Interior Alliance of BC First Nations, Manuel has been a leading voice of opposition to the Canadian government's agenda to "extinguish" Aboriginal and Treaty rights and assimilate Indigenous peoples into the Canadian body politic. Active locally in Secwepemc land struggles, and at the national level, he has also taken the struggle international at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, following in the path of his father, the late George Manuel, President of the National Indian Brotherhood and founder of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples.

Published on 28 Jan 2013
T'Uy'Tanat-Cease Wyss is Skwxw'u7mesh ethnobotanist, media artist, educator, and food security activist. She has stood up with other Indigenous Peoples to fight for native peoples' rights to hunt, gather, and fish in their traditional territories.

From the Idle? Know More! Event held on January 22nd 2013 
in Vancouver, Unceded Coast Coast Salish Territories

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