We have been discussing with our friends at Old Crow Coffee tonight and agreed to *POSTPONE* the Wednesday, March 18 film showing of “Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance”. We really wanted to continue with the event to help raise still necessary funds for Unist’o’ten Camp, and because the film is incredibly impactful and relevant to today’s struggles. However, ongoing concerns about COVID-19 make this not possible at this time.
We encourage people to donate what they can to the Unist’o’ten Camp. The defence of Wet’suwet’en territory is not over, and they need our support now more than ever: https://unistoten.camp/support-us/donate/
You can watch “Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance” online for free. You can even think of points you want to discuss at the next film showing too! We are sure that everyone who watches it will want to see it again with friends and co-fighters. The link is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhvx51s_ZV8
Please continue to pay attention to the news and our social media accounts. These are challenging times, but we are still 100% committed to fighting for Indigenous rights, climate justice and a better world
WEDNESDAY MARCH 18
Old Crowe Coffee Co
In July 1990, a dispute over a proposed golf course to be built on Kanien’kéhaka (Mohawk) lands in Oka, Quebec, set the stage for a historic confrontation that would grab international headlines and sear itself into the consciousness of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada. Director Alanis Obomsawin at times with a small crew, at times alone spent 78 days behind Kanien’kéhaka lines filming the armed standoff between the Mohawk people and their allies against the Quebec police and the Canadian army.
We will discuss what we can learn from the Oka Standoff and how it effects the ongoing Wet’suwet’en defense of their lands against the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline