November 29th, Strike and Speaker’s panel videos.
Waterloo Region RISES for Climate Justice
RISE for CLIMATE JUSTICE! Nov 29th, 2019 / Waterloo, Ontario – People from across the region gathered today at Waterloo Town Square, in solidarity with global strikes for climate justice around the world. The strike made clear that Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination IS climate justice, with demands for Canada to ratify UNDRIP (the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) and say NO to the Trans Mountain Pipeline that would violate Indigenous treaty and territory rights across the pipeline’s planned route, while increasing the environmental devastation already wrought by the toxic, high emissions Alberta Tar Sands, completely undermining Canada’s climate responsibilities. Together, we honored Indigenous resistance to such ongoing colonial violence, with a beautiful round dance in solidarity with Indigenous struggles for self-determination hosted by Idle No More, and led by the Big Drum and Blue Sky Singers.
Speakers Panel: Canada’s Responsibilities to Climate Justice
On November 29, 2019, hundreds of people across Waterloo Region gathered once again for a powerful climate strike, with a beautiful round dance in solidarity with Indigenous struggles for self-determination hosted by Idle No More, and led by the Big Drum and Blue Sky Singers (the video of the strike is also on this channel). This was followed by a panel discussion on Canada’s responsibilities to climate justice in the lead-up to the COP25 UN climate negotiations happening in Madrid.