Spirit of the Land was pleased to welcome Janice Makokis on September 26th. Janice will also be participating in the Spirit of the Land Conference on November 1st and 2nd. In addition, she made a call to action along with the #oct7proclaim movement. The information about Augustana’s participation is below the links for the archive of Janice’s talk.
Monday October 7 is the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 that granted indigenous peoples in British North America rights to the land they inhabited (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Proclamation_of_1763).
For First Nations in both Canada and the United States, it continues to be one of the foundations for their claims to land in their interactions with government.
Idle No More has made October 7 a global day of action in honour of this historic proclamation (see http://www.idlenomore.ca/ and #Oct7Proclaim on Twitter).
An event will be held in the Augustana Forum at 12:30 pm on Monday October 7. It will be a celebration of the Royal Proclamation, the Idle No More movement, the unity of all people on our planet, and the power of those people to change the world.
The details of this event are still being worked out. We have no idea how many people will be there. But we do know that we will be there. Join us. Be part of history! If you can bring a drum or an Idle No More banner, that would be great. But it’s more important to bring yourself and your spirit.