Mi’kmaq Warriors Speaking Tour Winnipeg – Feb 17, 2014


SUZANNE PATLES of the Mi’kmaq Warriors Society, will be speaking in Winnipeg as part of a national tour to raise awareness about the struggle at Elsipogtog against shale gas fracking, their ongoing assertion and exercise of nationhood, and the repression they face from police and courts. A months-long blockade in opposition to shale gas fracking by SWN at Elsipogtog First Nation (located in Kent County, New Brunswick) came to national attention on October 17, 2013 when the blockade was violently attacked and dismantled by dozens of RCMP officers armed with assault rifles, pepper spray and K-9 units.  Forty members of the blockade were arrested, and a number of members of the Mi’kmaq Warriors Society face charges. All funds raised during the tour will go towards legal support. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the Mi’kmaq Warriors Society’s struggle in their own words.

“Our warriors are still being mistreated in the system, justice for our political prisoners of war.” -Suzanne Patles

The Winnipeg stop of this national speaking tour is organized and hosted by the Council of Canadians-Winnipeg Chapter, Boreal Forest Network, Thunderbird House, Winnipeg-Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement, Aboriginal Youth Opportunities, the Council of Canadians, and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).


Doors 5:30PM
Potluck Feast 6:00pm
Talk 7PM
Thunderbird House

with Suzanne Patles of the Mi’kmaq Warriors Society,
and Keewatin Otchitchak Traditional Women’s Drum Group

Free event – donations greatly appreciated. (**All donations go towards legal support of Elsipogtog warriors.**)

AYO! & Neechi Niche present: AYO Language Hour! ANISHINABE – Feb 2, 2014

AYO! & Neechi Niche present: AYO Language Hour! ANISHINABE – Feb 2, 2014

You’re invited!!

On Tuesday February 4th from 2-3pm you are invited to Neechi Niche in Neechi Commons for the first ever Aboriginal Youth Opportunities Language hour – An invitation to revitalize language!! The Special Guest at this event will be Agnes Catcheway, a fluent Anishinabe language instructor who helped to launch the AYO! movement in 2010.

Please bring an offering of tobacco for the instructor- admission is by donation (proceeds going to Agnes and AYO!)

Bell Tower FAMILY – Jan 17, 2014

Meet Me @ the Bell Tower is a youth led anti-violence movement that began in the heart of Winnipeg’s North End. Since November 2011, community members have gathered at the North End Bell Tower on Selkirk Avenue and Powers Street in partnership with the Indigenous Family Centre and AYO!Aboriginal Youth Opportunities continue to meet weekly into 2014. At these weekly gatherings, the North End Megaphone is offered to community members to share their hopes, ideas and announcements, we march around the neighbourhood singing and drumming and we celebrate the solutions that we see in the word around us.

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This week, Meet Me @ the Bell Tower gathers for the 3rd time in 2014 for FAMILY. We will discuss what role family plays in keeping our communities safe and celebrate the family we have created at the Bell Tower. You are invited to come out, new attendees get first opportunity to ring the bell (yes we ring the bell), and if you have an idea or an opportunity to share you are encouraged to share – you will find a supportive community environment and a great launching pad with willing volunteers and knowledgeable helpers.

Join the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/589507847783959/

Check out the MM@BT Page on the AYO Website: http://www.AYOmovement.com/mmbt.html

LIKE the official MM@BT Facebook Page: http://www.fb.com/NorthEndBellTower

Follow AYO on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AYOmovement

Opportunity: Today @ 4pm ABORIGINAL BUS OPERATOR RECRUITMENT DRIVE (Turtle Island -510 King St)

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Wanna be a bus driver?

Check out this OPPORTUNITY happening TODAY @ 4PM @ TURTLE ISLAND (510 King St) from Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak (City of Winnipeg¹s Aboriginal Youth Strategy)

Aboriginal Bus Operators Recruitment Drive
Winnipeg Transit in partnership with Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak will be hosting information sessions for the purpose of recruiting, training, and hiring a class of 8 to 12 Aboriginal Bus Operators in early spring 2014!
All are welcome to attend but the class is designated for Aboriginal youth aged 18 to 30.

Today’s Information Session
Date: January 14, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Place: Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre, 510 King Street

More opportunities to come check it out!

Date: January 21, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Place: MMF Head Office, 150 Henry Avenue

 Date: January 22, 2014
Time: 12:00 noon – 2:00pm
Place: The EAGLE Urban Transition Centre, 2nd Floor, 286 Smith Street

 Applications & resumes will be accepted at this time!

 For more information on this exciting opportunity, check out the attached documents.

If you have more questions, please contact Darrell Sais directly at dsais@winnipeg.ca or 204-997-3547.

OPPORTUNITY: The BRO Code Jan 18/14 (MB Men’s Network)

OPPORTUNITY: The BRO Code Jan 18/14 (MB Men's Network)

The BRO CODE: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men
This powerful new release takes aim and challenges us to examine the forces in male culture that conditions boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women. Media forms are saturated with sexism movie & music videos that glamorize misogyny. Pornography trades in the brutalization of women, comedy routines make fun of sexual assault. Many men’s magazines and cable TV shows graphically illustrate and revel in these unhealthy mentalities and myths of American Manhood. … Come to be challenged by how virtually every corner of the entertainment culture and our society not only says its normal — but cool — for boys and men to control and humiliate women.
The Bro Code challenges young people to step up and fight back against the idea that being a real man means disrespecting women. Come out to discuss with men who are challenging and speaking out against the demeaning or misogynist images and attitudes that support the role of violence towards women in our culture.