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We, the Indigenous peoples of the Gulf Coast, call upon all people to join us in honoring Indigenous sovereignty and the protection of air, land and water in solidarity and support of the grass roots movement, Idle No More.

In honor and recognition of Chief Theresa Spence and the Attawapiskat people, Idle No More – Gulf Coast invites you to attend an event set to be held on January 20, in City Park’s Pavillion number one, New Orleans, Louisiana, at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Tribe and Ilse de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Tribe can relate to the issues of our Attawapiskat brothers and sisters as we battle issues that directly affect our way of living – including land loss, loss of tribal sovereignty and industrial pollution. Our hearts go out to Chief Theresa in what are dire times for the people of Mother Earth.

This event will include an offering of prayers, round dance, presentations, and more, as we unite in one voice for all of our relations and in protection of our Mother Earth. We invite all indigenous people; musicians, artists and poets. Come, let our voices be heard, let us take action, let us be Idle No More!

In addition, we will be collecting blankets, monetary donations and household goods, which will be sent with respect to the Attawapiskat people. We believe that while Chief Spence denies herself on behalf of First Nations everywhere, it is our honor and responsibility to raise the voice and impoverished living conditions of our Attawapiskat relatives.

RSVP to Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/108932609283283/

Feel free to contact Mike Chenier with questions! chenier327@gmail.com

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