Idle No More Rally and Discussion – Guelph January 12th, 2013

January 11th, 2013

Saturday, Jan. 12th at 2:30pm, “Idle No More Rally and Discussion” at 10 Carden St., Guelph

Following a rally at 2:30pm, in a spirit of solidarity and respect, we will discuss the disastrous Bill C-45 and the prioritizing of resource extraction over environment protection, native treaties and food and water protections in Canada. These issues are being brought into focus by Chief Spence in Ottawa. 

Supporting groups:
Council of Canadians, Guelph Wellington Coalition for Social Justice, OPIRG, Transition Guelph, Grand River Metis Council

Speakers Include:

1.Jean Becker, Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Initiatives, Wilfred Laurier University,
2. Representative for Aboriginal Students Association, U of G.,
3. Paul Smith, Metis writer and activist,
4. Rev Marty Molengraaf, chaplain, U of Guelph.
5. M.P. Frank Valeriote., MP
Opening prayer and closing drumming circle led by Jan Sherman.

Moderation by James Gordon, social justice activist.

Contact for further details: or check our website–idle-no-more-gathering-scheduled-this-weekend-in-guelph—enough-is-enough-movement-unfolding

Links to background information :


Highlights from the 1991 Royal Commission on Aboriginal People.


The Crown’s Fiduciary Relationship with Aboriginal Peoples


Blog maintained by Chelsea Vowel. She holds a BEd, an LLB and teaches indigenous youth.


Indian Treaties in Canada, a reference to the use of Blank Treaties in Ontario.


Canada and Indian Treaties


Myth buster on taxes


Myth buster on housing


A resource from a U. of Saskatchewan student.


The Indian Act: the real one in legalese.

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