Title: Guelph Benefit Concert for Standing Rock and Chippewas of the Thames
Location: Red Papaya Thai and Grill, Québec St. Mall (55 Wyndham Street North)
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Description: Join us in raising money and information sharing about two different important and precedent setting acts of Indigenous resistance happening right now. Brought to you by Guelph Anti Pipeline, OPIRG-Guelph and Fossil Free Guelph.
This will be a fundraiser evening with local artists, both musicians and spoken word, and a Silent Auction. If you can donate items to the silent auction, please email [email protected].
Admission: suggested $10 or PWYC
Lisa Baird and David Hudson – Spoken word artists
Amelia Meister – Spoken word artist
Byron – Local musician
Richard Laviolette – https://richardlaviolette.bandcamp.com/
Sally and the Chrises – Local Musical Trio
Sākihitowin Awāsis – Indigenous spoken word artist
Testament – http://www.testtheirlogik.com/
Teachings and information sharing with Myeengun Henry (Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Band Counsellor), and Lindsay Gray ( Land Defender from Aamjiwnaang First Nation).
*Chippewas of the Thames First Nation is taking a stand in the Supreme Court of Canada to assert their rights as an Indigenous community. They are challenging the Canadian government to recognise and uphold its responsibilities under treaty. COTTFN’s court case challenges the lack of consultation they received for Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline project but its implications go far beyond this one pipeline. The outcome of this case will impact future decisions for extractive industry and land use in relation to treaty and inherent Indigenous rights. Stand with COTTFN to uphold Indigenous rights. https://chippewassolidarity.org/en
*Standing Rock is ground zero for a huge pipeline dispute next to a First Nations reserve in North Dakota, which travels through 4 states (North and South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois), and will carry Bakken crude oil fracked from North Dakota. http://standingrock.org/news/standing-rock-sioux-tribe–dakota-access-pipeline-donation-fund/
Start Time: 8:00 pm – 1:00 am