PERFECT FOR DIGITAL ORGANIZERS!
SEA will be hosting a training session for activists and NGO volunteers interested in learning how to use MailChimp, HTML5, and facebook for boosting your online presence and ensuring your events and posts are noticed.
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August 31 marks International Overdose Awareness Day. Here on the territory of the Lekwungen speaking people (Victoria), home of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, we will come together in our grief, our loss and our determination to honour those we still love and have lost to overdose.
6pm: Rally together to call for immediate action to save lives. Let's raise our voices together to call on those in power to move swiftly on evidence-based, harm reduction strategies that we in the community know work!
A quiet vigil will follow to send our love to those we have lost. Let's honour our memories of them together.
**A pre-event overdose prevention and response training will be offered at 4:30pm and free naloxone (Narcan) kits will be available. More info about the training here:
FUNDRAISER ON SALTSPRING ISLAND!
Come enjoy a wild seafood feast (with salad & dessert!) in support of the Heiltsuk Nation. Dinner is $30 and begins at 6:00 pm. Following a buffet style dinner, at 7 pm everyone is welcome to join in with a $10 donation to enjoy a slideshow, "This is What a Spill Looks LIke", featuring underwater and wildlife photography of the Great Bear Rainforest by April Bencze and a talk by Jaimie Harris of the Heiltsuk Nation.
Why is this important? We're fundraising to keep wild fisheries safe from spills and stand with coastal First Nations who are struggling to recover from a devastating spill in their traditional territories.
If you missed the training in June and wanted to go...
PROTECTORS TRAINING 2.0
SEPTEMBER 2 - 4
Three days of workshops on backcountry tactics, peaceful direct action, and campaign strategies in an eco-reserve two hours west of Victoria!
This workshop is by invitation only and space is limited, so please submit your application at http://wildcoast.ca/protectors
More info on the workshops at:
Monday, September 4 at 11 AM - 2 PM
at the Legislature
Do not miss out on the most excellent Koksilah Music Festival taking place Sept 8-10 in Quw’utsun Territory at Tl’ulpalus (Cowichan Bay, BC). The lineup is full of amazing Indigenous musicians, artists, and speakers from the resurgence movement as well as supportive performers from around the Pacific Northwest. Come hear what they have to say when they make their way onstage with a mic and some really big speakers.
Camp out, dance, and help raise some money for the Resurgence!
Check out the lineup, get your earlybird tickets and more at koksilahfestival.com
Couldn't get enough of the Koksilah Music Festival?
Weren't able to make it for some strange reason?
Well get your Koksilah fix on Lkwungen territory while supporting Indigenous resistance, resurgence and resilience!
Funds raised from the evening will go to support the following grassroots initiatives led by Indigenous people asserting sovereignty over their ancestral territories:
Xwaaqw’um cultural resurgence project (Burgoyne Bay)
Stand with Kwantlen
Secwepemc land defenders
Master carver and Songhees First Nation elder Clarence "Butch" Dick (Yux'wey'lupton)
will welcome us to the Territory.
MC for the evening: James Taylor, Curve Lake First Nation
Performers and speakers will include:
-- Tsawout elder Eric Pelkey
-- Warhawk Drummers, Tsawout Nation
-- Spoken word artist Emma Joye Frank, Komoks First Nation, Kwakwaka'wakw
-- Songstress Peach Guevara
-- Eli Hirtle, "the Caretakers" (screened at Koksilah but this will be the Victoria Premiere) focused on 2014's Burnaby Mountain protest
-- Folk blues singer songwriter Vic Horvath
(Koksilah Festival encore performance)
-- Sliammon singer songwriter From the Ghost
-- DJ Anchor Hill
PLUS a Livestream Q&A with Secwepemc super-shero activist KANAHUS MANUEL
hosted by Silammon elder Rose Henry!
$10-$15 sliding scale, no one turned away if they can't pay
For more info and updates, check out the event page:
Mining Justice Action Committee (MJAC)
and the Latin American Film Festival present
the award-winning documentary film:
When Two Worlds Collide
Tuesday September 19th
UVIC Cinecenta at 7 pm and 9 pm (Regular ticket prices apply) In this tense and immersive tour de force, audiences are taken directly into the line of fire between powerful, opposing Peruvian leaders who will stop at nothing to keep their respective goals intact.
This powerful film won an award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and is a riveting account of how an indigenous community struggles to protect its land from the intrusive extractive industry. Indigenous resistance to pipe lines in the Amazon has some obvious parallels with the fight against Kinder Morgan’s Trans-Mountain Pipeline in BC.
MJAC will host an information table at this event.
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SEA ENDORSES NATHALIE CHAMBERS
FOR SAANICH COUNCIL!
Longtime SEA member, farmland protector and awesome human being, Nathalie Chambers is running in the Saanich by-election taking place Saturday September 23!
If you are a resident, be sure to get out and vote!
If you post a sign in your front yard or window, let her team know!
If you can volunteer or contribute financially to the campaign, even better!
Get all the details on her campaign website:
She is also on facebook at:
and on twitter at:
We live in times of profound intergenerational and interspecies disconnection.
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