A protest on Parliament Hill to end Omnibus Crime Bill C-10. Ending violence against indigenous women. A teach-in for Crime Bill C-10. Occupy Toronto Activist Assembly. Martin Luther King Day of Action. Occupy Congress. These are some of the actions being facilitated by Occupy Ottawa and allies in Ottawa, Canada and the US.
OCCUPY OTTAWA ACTIONS
- When: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 6:00pm
- Where: McNabb Community Centre, Ottawa, ON
- Host: Occupy Ottawa: Indigenous Solidarity Action
- Online action page: Facebook: Ending Violence Against Indigenous Women
Details: Kristen Gilchrest and Bridget Tolley from Families of sisters and Spirit will be talking with us about the violence against Indigenous women and how to end it. They have both been active for more than a decade in trying to raise awareness around this issue as well as working to end the violence. The Native Women’s movement was initiated when Native women became aware that they were discriminated against by Canada’s Indian Act on the basis of race, gender and marital status. The Indian Act is race legislation that defines who is an “Indian” and contains certain legal disabilities and legal rights for registered Indians. It has been one of the most oppressive colonial instruments of the Canadian Government.