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2ND INDIGENOUS ASSEMBLY AGAINST MINING AND PIPELINES

No Mining on Native Land!


3:00pm
Sunday November 6 2011

Venue: Various
Address: 706 Clark Drive and others
Cost: Free

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4 TO MONDAY NOVEMBER 7
2ND INDIGENOUS ASSEMBLY AGAINST MINING AND PIPELINES
VANCOUVER COAST SALISH TERRITORIES

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No Mining on Native Land!
March on Sunday November 6th starts at 3 pm at Vancouver Art Gallery Panel
on Monday November 7th at 6:30 pm at 1803 East 1st Avenue
full details below
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The first Indigenous Assembly against Mining and Pipelines was held in
Neskonlith, Secwepemc Territories. The second Indigenous Assembly is being
planned in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories to coincide with the
pro-mining "Meeting Minds, Making Mines" Conference being held at the Pan
Pacific Hotel from November 6-8th. The conference is sponsored by mining
corporations and the Canadian Aboriginal Mineral Association who want to
want to "sell" and push mining further into Indigenous communities.
Brochure: http://www.aboriginalminerals.com/pdfs/CAMA-2011_W.pdf

Indigenous communities from across the province are gathering in Vancouver
Unceded Coast Salish Territories to oppose this conference and those
corporations who profit off the destruction of the land. No mining, no
pipelines, no resource extraction on unceded native lands! Defend the
people, protect the land!

Basic Schedule:

* Friday Nov 4th evening and Saturday November 5th all day:
Indigenous Assembly Against Mining and Pipelines.
(By and for Indigenous communities)
706 Clarke Drive.
Details and to register, email Arthur Manuel amanuel@telus.net

* Sunday November 6th:
NO MINING ON NATIVE LAND!
Public Demonstration - All welcome, please spread the word.
March starts at 3 pm, Vancouver Art Gallery

* Monday November 7th
PUBLIC PANEL AT 6:30 PM
Impacted communities speak out against Mining
All welcome. Dinner served.
1803 East 1st Ave (just east of Commercial Drive)

==> SUPPORT NEEDED IN VANCOUVER <==

The Indigenous Assembly Against Mining and Pipelines is supported locally
by No One Is Illegal Vancouver Coast Salish Territories, Mining Justice
Alliance, Council of Canadians, Calamites Anti Capitalist Collective, and
Streams of Justice. If others are interested in getting involved locally,
please do get in touch via email hwalia8@gmail.com.

We hope everyone can help spread the word about the Demonstration on
Sunday November 6 as well as the Panel on Monday November 7. We are also
looking for specific support with the following:

1) FUNDRAISING: We need to raise at least another $2500 to support
transport costs for communities to attend the Assembly, food costs, and
basic logistical expenses. We really need your help, any amount helps!
Please email Harsha hwalia8@gmail.com to arrange a donation.

2) BILLETING: We are looking for approximately 20-30 spots, particular
spaces that are elder-friendly (not too many stairs, privacy in room etc).
If you are able to offer up space for billeting in the city, please be in
touch with Brian at b.peaslee@lycos.com

3) FOOD VOLUNTEERS: If you are able to help with food prep, serving, and
cleanup in the kitchen, please be in touch with Tracey
tracey.j.mann@gmail.com

We need at least 3-4 people per shift. Shifts are Friday dinner (4 pm - 9
pm), Saturday breakfast (8 am - 10 am), Saturday lunch (11 am - 2 pm),
Saturday dinner (4 pm - 8 pm), Sunday breakfast (8 am - 10 am), Sunday
lunch (11 am - 2 pm).

4) LOGISTICAL SUPPORT: If you have access to vehicles or are otherwise
available during Nov 4 - Nov 8 for errands, accompanying people, generally
helping out, please email Harsha at hwalia8@gmail.com

5) ORGANIZING THE ACTION: If you are interested in organizing support for
the action on Sunday November 6th, please email Sozan
thesozanone@gmail.com AND Sara heartandrevolution@yahoo.com


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