When : September 28, rally at 11 am, press conference at 11:30 am
Where: in front of the Hyatt Hotel, 1255 Rue Jeanne-Mance
The Anti-Colonial Solidarity Collective, the Regroupement de solidarité avec les Autochtones, the Projet d'accompagnement solidarité Colombie and Missing Justice invite you to come attend a rally, in support of a press conference that will be taking place featuring Élyse Vollant and Denise Jourdain, two Indigenous women active in resistance to the Plan Nord. The rally will take place at 11 am in front of the Hyatt. They will be speaking out about the business conference that will be occurring amongst profiteers on the inside, entitled "Position Yourself on the Plan Nord Chessboard". Among the representatives of the mining industry, politicians, and collaborating municipalities, there will also be certain Band Council Chiefs attending the conference, without whom these development projects would not be possible.
Come out in great numbers to support the voices of Indigenous women in resistance!
Élyse Vollant is an Innushkueu from the North Shore community of Uashat mak Mani-utenam. She is a mother of eight and grandmother of two. Elise is against the Plan Nord for future generations and has fought against it as one of the women who walked from Uashat mak Maliotenam to Montréal for Earth Day. She was also one of twelve women who were imprisoned following the blockade of route 138 in March 2012.
Denise Jourdain is a member of the Innu community of Uashat mak Mani-utenam, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. She presently teaches the Innu language to students at Johnny Pilot primary school. Denise is a direct descendant of the Vachon and Jourdain families who fought to keep their territorial rights in the 950′s, having defied municipal, governmental and ecclesiastical authorities. She too was imprisoned for having defended her people’s territorial rights in March 2012 during the blockade of route 138.
as part of the program of:
ANTI-COLONIAL FORUM AGAINST THE PLAN NORD
Sharing strategies of resistance to the Plan Nord and Colonization
*When : SATURDAY SEPTEMBER **29**, 10 am-5 pm*
*Where : 7th floor of Hall Building, Concordia University, 1455 boulevard
de Maisonneuve Ouest.*
preceded by :
DEFENDING THE LAND: Indigenous Women’s resistance to Plan Nord and community violence.//DÉFENDRE LA TERRE: la résistance des femmes autochtones au Plan Nord et à la violence dans leur communauté
*When : FRIDAY SEPTEMBER **28**, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM*
*Where : Concordia University, SGW, 1455 de Maisonneuve West, H-110*