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Priscilla Solomon, CSJ

We received this update below on Idle No More from Priscilla Solomon, CSJ and it has been circulated by the CRC.

Sister Priscilla holds the Indigenous Rights File for CRC-JPIC Ontario. Idle No More has named the spring of 2013 as Solidarity Spring and the summer as Sovereignty Summer. They, and CRC-JPIC, are supportive only of non-violent actions.

They continue to provide "Teach-ins" (usually education on the issues facing Aboriginal Peoples) to which all Canadians are invited. CRC members are encouraged to attend local powwows. The only restrictions are no drugs or alcohol, and occasionally no dogs (to ensure clean grounds).

Whether you go or not, if you search on the internet for "Anishinabek Nation Powwow Guide" and scroll down to "19th annual Powwow Guide" you will get lots of cultural information as well as a map and schedule of powwows in the Great Lakes area and a section on Powwow Etiquette which helps people understand what is appropriate and acceptable.

Everyone is welcome to come and go, to participate or to just watch and meet Aboriginal people. It is a good and acceptable situation in which to ask questions and learn. Anyone can dance when the master of ceremonies calls for an "All Nations" dance.

Another source of information is www.Anishinabek.ca.

 

 

 

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