Idle – no – More
Parliament Hill Monday, Jan. 28
Just back from Parliament Hill where Nieves and I met Robert Pilon and his friends from Oshawa + Durham Region Metis Council.
Robert gifted us with the Metis flag with the 8 symbol for bringing two cultures together as One.
As many may have noticed the logo designed by Diane Bourbonnais for Birth 2012 has on it the number 8 side ways that links two inspiring message surrounding the Earth.
Becoming One + Linking Hearts + Minds
A Grandmother spoke passionately today to the fact that there is no more powerful energy than “love” to inspire hope. She and I hugged upon immediately meeting affirming in our hearts the instant recognition.
That the message Robert wrote many weeks ago intellectually is already planted in many hearts. That as we meet and share we inspire each other to discuss new thoughts + ideas.
He wrote: “Going forward there are discussions to be had and work to be done all at the table exploring new ways to move forward. To start thinking- and speaking-differently.
We need to have a vision for our future-and this vision will come with new words, new ideas, and a new confidence that things can – and WILL – change for all aboriginal people including the Metis.
And from my perspective on behalf of the Birth 2012 + Beyond initiative in the heart of Canada. I believe that this process is for all Canadians and for a healthier nation and democracy. That we are all seeing unfold when people of good hearts meet. And awaken in each other what is truly most important. To learn to walk more gently and care for ourselves and each other and in so doing the Mother Earth our one home.
That as we become more conscious we can see with the eyes of the Inuit Women’s Perspective on Climate Change: and the impact on Inuit Women’s Health that their concern and the impact of not caring for Earth is no different than ours.
Health and well-being both of ourselves and our one home must become the priority to value. In the new world we are all creating it is time to give voice to what we are given to know. And to share at a deep heartfelt level in order to be heard:
That the Ecology must become our new Economy is evident! We must all learn to embrace living more simply and electing representatives who share a common ideal and can empower us all to become modern entrepreneurs. In becoming with indigenous peoples better stewards of Earth.
Remembering at our roots that we are all indigenous.
In these times the women’s voices of creativity, well-being, and creation are leading the way for a circle of all nations and a culture of peace that Algonquin spiritual leader Grandfather William Commanda envisioned for all Citizens of Earth.
Birth 2012 Dec. 22 Program Coordinator
Unprecedented gathering marks the 150th anniversary of 1863 Peace Treaty
ACTION ALERT — January 21, 2013
Indigenous Nations from across the United States and Canada and their Allies will converge at the Yankton Sioux Reservation, South Dakota for a historical event, “Gathering to Protect the Sacred From the Tar Sands and Keystone XL.” Taking place January 23rd-25th, 2013, this event will be held at the Ft. Randall Hotel and Casino, 38538 South Dakota Highway 46, Pickstown, SD, 57356.
Those attending intend to sign an International Treaty to effectively block the Keystone XL TransCanada Pipeline. Representatives of Indigenous Nations and their Allies, including; farmers and ranchers, business and environmental leaders, leading treaty and environmental lawyers, news media, and other concerned citizens will gather for unprecedented unified action.
This International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands and Keystone XL will build upon the Save the Fraser River Declaration, the Rights of Mother Earth Accord, Indigenous Leaders Spiritual Declaration, the Earth Charter, and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This International Treaty between Indigenous Nations is grounded in the January 23rd, 1863 Pawnee Nation and Ihanktonwan Dakota / Nakota Peace Treaty. Witnessed by representatives of the Ponca Nation and the United States government this was the first written Peace Treaty between Indian Nations in history.
The Gathering will be opened by Sacred Ceremony to honor and reaffirm the Treaty of 1863 as well as to formalize a united stand by the Pawnee Nation and the Yankton Sioux Tribe to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline. With this legal and spiritual foundation other Indigenous Nations and Allies will unite at the conclusion of the Gathering in the signing of the International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands and Keystone XL.
President Barack Obama has been directly invited to send a representative to the gathering to hear all concerned and to witness the unprecedented unified action that will be taken. Through this action the United States Government will be notified that any future approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline will be considered a further grave abrogation of the 1863 Treaty, and possibly other related treaties, and would have very regrettable consequences. For instance, on December 21st 2012 by Resolution, the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council also stated they were “vehemently opposed to the construction of the TransCanada/Keystone XL Pipeline Project on any Aboriginal or Treaty lands”.
We are calling on all allies and supporters to come forth and participate in building the momentum to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands and the Keystone Pipeline. More information can be found at www.protectthesacred.org. The Ihanktonwan Treaty Council, the Pawnee Nation, the Brave Heart Society, and the Four Worlds International Institute are hosting the event.
There are a few things you can do to support this unified action:
- Forward this email
- Sign up here www.protectthesacred.org
- Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/protectthesacred
- Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/protectsacred
- Watch online. We will be livestreaming on #IdleNoMore Round Dance on Wednesday evening as well the Grand Council Signing of the International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects on Friday at 4 PM CST.
If you want more background on this unprecedented moment, read Bill McKibben’s piece titled “Idle No More – Think Occupy with Deep, Deep, Roots”.
Supporters of the gathering include: The Black Hills Treaty Council, The Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association, Yinka Dene Alliance, Tsleil Waututh First Nation, Indigenous Environmental Network, West Coast Environmental Law, Honor the Earth, Walking the Red Road, 350.org, Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, National Resource Defense Council, Bold Nebraska, Public Citizen, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, United Religions Initiative North America, Forest Ethics, Tanker Free BC.
Thank you for joining with us to Protect the Sacred. Together we can act now to change the course of history and preserve Mother Earth for our children, and for the many generations to come.
Birth 2012 Planetary Celebration
Saturday, DECEMBER 22, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
GRAND HALL, CANADIAN MUSEUM OF CIVILIZATION
100 Laurier St., Gatineau, Quebec
Devenir Un = Unissons nos esprits & nos coeurs
Mâmawîhidiwin = Ânikowâpikinigadeg Odeyan kaye Midonenindjiganan
OUR UNITY IN DIVERSITY
Our local gathering is timed to coincide with similar gatherings totalling millions of people around the planet – committing to a positive future together.
The goal of this celebration is to reach a critical mass of people — 1% of the world.
We celebrate a new era for humanity, a collective rite of passage,
a recognition that humanity is increasingly interconnected and
at the same time conscious of our role in helping to manifest (or birth)
our own healing evolution marked by creativity and Peace.
The program includes :
* Honouring conscious relationships for all people and giving thanks to indigenous people of our region.
* Entertainment — various cultures
* Refreshments and Birthday Cake
* Douglas Cardinal will be accepting the Ambassador Peace Award
Tickets Available Here or https://birth2012ottawagatineau.wordpress.com/
FaceBook — Capital Region Global Celebration Birth 2012
Suggested donation of $20 or more per ticket
Click the link below to be taken to paypal to make your donation. You can order online until midnight of Friday, Dec 21, 2012.
Please note in the comments with your donation the number of tickets you want, and if you want to be mentioned on the scroll of honour if you are donating at least $50 and up. You can continue to make donation even after the event has passed, if you missed the event but will like to contribute to ongoing efforts in related consciousness raising in the region and the causes that Birth 2012 Ottawa-Gatineau endorses.
You can also get tickets in person – like at the drumming circles or bookstores listed below. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event for $25 while tickets last until 6:30pm:
DRUMMING CIRCLES IN AYLMER!
Mark your calendars and share far and wide!
Saturday, October 27th
Saturday, November 24th
Saturday, December 15th
From 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Christ Church Hall, 101 Symmes (Aylmer).
The drum circles will continue on, at the same location, into 2013!
Our drumming circles leading up to the celebration of “Birth 2012 Global Celebration” www.birth2012.com “Celebrating humanity’s unity in divertisy – linking hearts and minds!”.
Tickets for this event at the Grand Hall of the Canadian Museum of Civilization on Sat. Dec. 22, from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m are now available. The Peace Flame Drumming Group would like to invite families, friends and children of all ages. Extra drums available, donations of 5$ or more are appreciated. See Facebook “Birth 2012 Global Celebration.” We encourage everyone to sign the “Declaration of Commitment to Indigenous People by Dec. 22 at http://declarationofcommitment.com .
To Buy tickets in person, you may also try one of these fine book stores:
Bookstores Ottawa/Gatineau – Dec. 22 Birth 2012 Planetary Celebration Tickets Available
* Birth 2012 and Beyond Book by Barbra Marx Hubbard can be ordered
* Singing Pebbles Bookstore * Librairié Michabou
202 Main Street 210 Chemin d’ Aylmer
Ottawa ON Gatineau/Aylmer
Across from St. Paul’s University J9H 1A2
* Collected Works Book Store & Coffee Shop Serendipity Book Store
1242 Wellington St. West 1337 B Wellington St.
Ottawa, ON Ottawa ON
Purple Door Books and Gifts The White Lily
376 Barrie St. 14 Mill Street Heritage Court
Kingston, ON K7K 3T4 Almonte, ON K0A 1A0
The Holistic Cooking Academy of Canada The Granary
260 Napoleon Street 107 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, ON K7C 2W9 Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V4
SOL Natural Foods Green Spirit
186 Ave de la Collini 5558 Manotick Main Street
Gatineau/Aylmer Ottawa, ON
The Crystal Dawn Masso Sphere
217 Dalhousie Street 71 Boul. St.-RaymondOttawa. ON Gatineau, Hull, PQ J8Y 1S3
Other ways to get tickets:
Billings Bridge – Pamela – Deep Soul Energetics /613- 829-1556
Cornwall – Jody – http://www.therythymroom.com/(613) 937-3800
Gatineau/Aylmer – Judith – Agent of Conscious Evolution / 819-684-3099
Kanata – Ev – Automated Learning / 613-599-5971
Lanark – Ann Armstrong – firstname.lastname@example.org – Lanark Drum Circle
Manotick – Sylvia – Team Global Wellness / 613-721-0039
Ompah – Cathryn – Ascension Portal to Zenith Omega Canada / (613) 479-0299
Orleans – Diane – Agent of Conscious Evolution / 613-824-9602
Ottawa/Vanier – Julie of Julie Desmarais and Associates / 613-688-1717
Ottawa/Westboro – Michelle – Michelle-Lascelle@hotmail.com – Peace Flame Drum Circle (FaceBook – Celebrate Earth 2012)
Keep your eye open for other ways you can contribute to this event! All sorts of talent and energy are welcome! There will be a scroll of honour thanking people for contributions, including monetary donations of $50 and above if you would like to be included on this list.