Monday, April 30, 2012

Celebration of Solidarity-Achuar of Peru & People of BC vs Big Oil

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2012!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

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I would love to live in your reality. It's one of my dreams. Take us with you to Peru! We could learn so much from you. We will do our best to support you AND us! We to must battle big oil.  Stay United, Stay STRONG!

Vancouver Events
Your presence at the Celebration of Solidarity will help to support the united voices of indigenous peoples in their resistance to big oil and it destructive vision of development.

Friday, May 4th – 6 pm: Celebration of Solidarity. Achuar of Peru & People of BC vs Big Oil
Public Presentation. 
Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Center, 
1607 E. Hastings St. 

Saturday / Sunday, May 5th and 6th – 
All day: Jiyukam Irar Miik (Achuar leader) at the UBC Global Indigenous Conference
Sty-Wet-Tan, Great Hall,
UBC First Nations Longhouse.  

Jiyukam Irar Miik will be a member of the Cultural Self-Determination Panel (Saturday).

We look forward to seeing you at one or several of these events in the coming days.

Please circulate this public event announcement as widely as possible!

Standing with the Achuar,
Tina Winterlik

From Newletter of Achuar
The four Achuar leaders are over one week into their visit to Canada, and are currently preparing for their historic appearance at Talisman Energy's Annual General Meeting. Since arriving, they have met with MPs and civil society organisations in Ottawa and with First Nations in Ft. McMurray. They have seen first-hand the damage suffered by indigenous peoples and the land that began with the trampling the rights of First Nations. The Achuar are determined to exercise their right of self determination, and stop Talisman's invasion of their ancestral territory. Achuar delegates
We have a very big schedule of events this week and next. We encourage you to attend, showing your support for the Achuar and their just demand that Talisman leave their territory.

Calgary Events
Note: Our greatest need for support is at the AGM rally at 11 am on May 1. A strong crowd will amplify the Achuar's message that Talisman must stop and leave Peru.
Monday, April 30 – 7:30 pm: The Achuar and Talisman: At the crossroads of conflict
Public Presentation at Parkdale United Church, 

2919 8 Ave NW Calgary 

Tuesday, May 1 – 11:00 am: Rally to support the Achuar @Talisman's AGM
Telus Convention Centre (Stephen Avenue Mall entrance), 

120 9 Ave SE Calgary 

Wednesday, May 2 – 7:30 pm: Achuar Delegation Thank-you Party
Reception and Social evening with the Achuar Delegation, 

112 18 Ave SW Calgary

Stay Strong, United We Stand!

United we stand-Lyrics
There's nowhere in the world that I would rather be
Than with you my love
And there's nothing in the world that I would rather see
Than your smile my love

For united we stand
Divided we fall
And if our backs should ever be against the wall
We'll be together, together, you and I

For united we stand
Divided we fall
And if our backs should ever be against the wall
We'll be together, together, you and I

And if the world about you falls apart my love
Then I'll still be here
And if the going gets too hard along the way
Just you call, I'll hear

Lyrics by Elton John

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