Friday, September 30, 2016

William & Kate Visit Haida Gwaii


























https://tinawinterlik.blogspot.ca/2015/11/we-must-restore-balance-its-about.html

Remember Today is Orange Shirt Day

Show love for Residential School Survivors and for loved ones lost. 


Orange Shirt day is an annual event held each September 30th in remembrance of the Canadian Residential School system and the impact of this government policy on First Nations. Phyllis Webstad presents her memories of Residential schools and the meaning of Orange Shirt Day.





Please also read this article by the Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/09/29/orange-shirt-day-residential-schools_n_12250652.html







Related Links:
https://tinawinterlik.blogspot.ca/2015/10/the-truth-about-canada-teach-your.html
https://tinawinterlik.blogspot.ca/2015/06/residential-schools-cultural-genocide.html
http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/truth-and-reconciliation-commission-by-the-numbers-1.3096185

I am sharing this song because I think the message is so powerful.

"Teach Your Children"

You, who are on the road must have a code that you can live by.
And so become yourself because the past is just a good bye.
Teach your children well, their father's hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams, the one they fix, the one you'll know by.
Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

And you, of the tender years can't know the fears that your elders grew by,
And so please help them with your youth, they seek the truth before they can die.
Teach your parents well, their children's hell will slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams, the one they fix,the one you'll know by.
Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.



Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Without TRUTH, there is NO Reconciliation

Well it was a strange morning, and not to get side tracked and I wish I had done a screen capture because the Vancouver Sun posted a tweet about the Royal blog and it had photos with credits saying that Grand Chief Stuart Phillip was at the Ring of Reconciliation- but those links, that I pointed it out mysteriously disappeared...or I am mistaken...

(Updated)Hey, guess what I found that image. It was on this page.
http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/the-royal-blog-william-kate-and-the-kids-arrive-in-victoria

This is NOT Grand Chief Stuart Phillips.  



"Doubtless the apparatchiks of protocol in the premier’s office found it easy to recruit a stand-in for the absent grand chief. Alas, spin-doctoring, however proficient, can’t varnish the simple but powerful message." READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

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Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2016


Anyways the point is there's a lot of mistruths and so mistrust.
But they came through here with this article by Stephen Hume.

This article is excellent and I hope you will all read it.

Stephen Hume: The history behind the royal snub

Here's a few excerpts:

"The venerable Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs — it’s now been holding government to account over First Nations policy issues for almost 50 years — called the province on this profoundly important distinction Monday.

It dropped a protocol bombshell just as Prince William and Premier Christy Clark headed off to Bella Bella and the Great Bear Rainforest where, ironically, the province had earlier snubbed the Central Coast Regional District, one of the few elected non-First Nations governments in Canada boasting 80 per cent of its council elected from First Nations, by refusing it an invitation."


 "Phillip was to hand a “ring of reconciliation” to Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and then invite him as the Crown’s official representative, to affix it to the Black Rod of the legislature.

The Black Rod, adopted by B.C. in 2012, is a medieval symbol of the authority of Canada’s reigning monarch. Made from the wood of seven indigenous B.C. trees, it’s embossed with silver, jade and a British gold sovereign from 1871, the year B.C. became a province — and began trashing First Nations rights. Three silver rings represent the Crown, Canada and B.C. The fourth ring to be affixed represents the province’s First Nations. Reconciliation is a worthy goal."


"The UBCIC listed examples: fast-tracking the Site C dam over First Nations concerns — instead of consultation and negotiation a desire to ram it beyond the point of no return; “stall-and-litigate” tactics over fishing rights; pipeline rights-of-way and locations for liquefied natural-gas plants that don’t reconcile First Nations objections; deepening poverty — 48 per cent of First Nations children, almost three times the rate for non-aboriginal children, and B.C. still has no coherent poverty reduction plan — and ongoing negligence regarding aboriginal child-welfare policies."

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

"Look, a long-term abusive relationship in which there is a vast asymmetry in power between the abuser and the abused can’t be reconciled simply by making nice in public while it’s business as usual in private."

"British Columbians want and deserve genuine reconciliation. Political theatre and promises of better times tomorrow don’t cut it. The UBCIC is honest. That’s the unvarnished take-away from this protocol protest."

shume@islandnet.com

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Will, Kate, Justin & Sophie- Kitsilano- HD -short version



All that anticipation for a wave...but it was great! 
Photos/Art © 2016 Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita
 Sadly I only have these fuzzy print screens...and cropped images, it's the best I could do.

Photos/Art © 2016 Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita



Will, Kate, Justin & Sophie- Kitsilano Coast Guard Visit


I can not believe I got these photos. Feel really blessed. I got there around 1:15 and they were only 7 minutes late so that's fantastic considering how long others waited.

It was really wonderful and to think they were right here.

I had the perfect opportunity to photograph Kate getting out of the car but I blew it. The video has  little delay and I missed it. Luckily I got a chance later.

Photos/Art © 2016 Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita

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Photos/Art © 2016 Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita

Photos/Art © 2016 Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita

Photos/Art © 2016 Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita

Photos/Art © 2016 Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita

Photos/Art © 2016 Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita



Thursday, September 22, 2016

Historic Treaty Signing- 50 First Nations Sign Treaty Against Tar Sands Pipelines.

Historic treaty alliance signing ceremony starting in a good way.

50 First Nations signing treaty against tar sands pipelines.

#KinderMorgan #EnergyEast #Enbridge #DakotaAccess

The world is watching.






Quoting from the National Observer:
http://www.nationalobserver.com/2016/09/22/news/first-nations-across-north-america-sign-treaty-alliance-against-oilsands

Here's what the treaty says:

"Therefore, our Nations hereby join together under the present treaty to officially prohibit and to agree to collectively challenge and resist the use of our respective territories and coasts in connection with the expansion of the production of the Alberta Tar Sands, including for the transport of such expanded production, whether by pipeline, rail or tanker.

As sovereign Indigenous Nations, we enter this treaty pursuant to our inherent legal authority and responsibility to protect our respective territories from threats to our lands, waters, air and climate, but we do so knowing full well that it is in the best interest of all peoples, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, to put a stop to the threat of Tar Sands expansion.

We wish to work in collaboration with all peoples and all governments in building a more equitable and sustainable future, one that will produce healthier and more prosperous communities across Turtle Island and beyond, as well as preserve and protect our peoples’ way of life."

https://www.facebook.com/TWNSacredTrust/

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Posting my Peace Prayer Flags for International #PeaceDay !!

#PeaceDay
Sending out LOTS OF LOVE & LIGHT & Praying for Peace & Harmony Everywhere!
Read about the origins of my idea here. https://tinawinterlik.blogspot.ca/2015/11/have-you-heard-of-peace-prayer-flag.html http://zipolita.com/peace-flags/

Please have PEACEFUL day today! Feel free to share them!

#PeacePrayerFlagProject #PeaceFlags#ClimateJustice #SocialJustice #Refugees #Poverty #Child #Mother #FAMILY #EARTH #LOVE #PEACE, #EnvironmentalJustice #SocialJustice #Harmony #StandingRock #CleansingOurWaters #SaveMyCoast #PeaceDay



"Let us all work together to help all human beings achieve dignity and equality; to build a greener planet; and to make sure no one is left behind." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
 http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/






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Bundles of Love!!!
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