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Posted January 8th, 2013 - 6:06 pm by from Quebec, Canada (Permalink)
Hello, I'm an exchange student in halifax (from france), and i'm really interested in understanding the native situation. As i am a foreigner, it is really difficult. I was wondering if it is possible to find a couch in a native community or reserve to talk with people. If you have any tip, idea or advise, just let me know. I've heard about Millbrook, but can't find anything related on CS.
hoping it doesn't sound stupid

Posted January 8th, 2013 - 9:03 pm by from Halifax, Canada (Permalink)
That doesn't stupid at all! It's great that you want to learn more about local issues! I have no idea if you can visit a reserve, but there's an event that people may be interested in attending (Canadians and visitors) to help understand the situation that is going on right now.

Here's the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/144631735689852/

For those not on Facebook, it's "Why We Are #Idle No More" - Thursday night, 7-9, Scotiabank Auditorium of the McCain Building at Dal. (at Dal, but you don't need to be affiliated with Dal to attend - everyone is welcome).

Solidarity Halifax invites everyone to a teach-in in support of Idle No More.

During an evening of education, action and ceremony, teachers will share information and analysis on the economic and political structures that have and continue to shape a colonial relationship between First Nations and Aboriginal peoples and the Canadian state. The upsurge in parliamentary legislation in the form of Bill C-45 and other proposed bills is a recent manifestation of this relationship. Join us in considering what role do a colonial legacy and a capitalist economy have to play in creating the conditions out of which Idle No More emerges and faces its challenges.

Guest speakers:
-Marina Young, Idle No More
-Rebecca Moore, Idle No More
-Tayla Paul, Idle No More
-Billy Lewis, Elder
-Megan Leslie MP, NDP Environment Critic
-Dr Erin Wunker, Canadian Studies Coordinator, Dalhousie University
-Sébastien Labelle, Solidarity Halifax

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Students interested in supporting Idle No More, engaging in aboriginal solidarity work, brainstorming future solidarity actions and promoting this event are invited to gather for a meeting this Monday, January 7th at 7pm. Dalhousie Student Union Building, room 314 (NSPIRG office).

Posted January 9th, 2013 - 4:15 pm by from Quebec, Canada (Permalink)
hello,
I was planning to go to the meeting on thursday
so I might see you there
do you take part or organize this event ?
lou