From a press release issued by Alaska Rising Tide:
Idle No More Rally
Monday J28, Noon
Town Square, Anchorage
Kirby Spangler, Alaska Rising Tide, 907-746-3733
Brandon Hill, Alaska Rising Tide, 207-632-0861
Celebrating Indigenous Sovereignty
Giving Voice to the Spirit of OUR Lands and Waters
Anchorage, AK- There will be drumming, singing, dancing, praying and giving voice to the Spirit of our lands and waters, which need our defense now.
Once again, indigenous people and allies from across Alaska will gather in Town Square at noon in solidarity with the Idle No More Movement for indigenous sovereignty sweeping across Canada and the Globe.
“The taking of our lands, and their subsequent desecration is intolerable. To resist the unquenchable thirst of colonization and corporate resource exploitation, we must stand up together as indigenous peoples of the world and demand our rights. Across the land crisis is giving rise to a growing spirit of solidarity.
I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the many allies and Alaska Native peoples who have stepped out to support Canada’s First Nations in our time of need through the Idle No More events. It shows we are truly all related in a bond that transcends all the boundaries and borders that have been imposed upon us” said Paul Pike, a First Nation tribal citizen from the Mi’kmaq Nation of Canada.
Drumming by members of PAMYUA, Medicine Dream, and the Mount Susitna/Sleeping Lady Drummers