Jan 282013

On January 27, 2013 marchers travelled from Shubenacadie Residential School to Indian Brook First Nation to honour residential school survivors. On the next day, marchers left Dartmouth, crossing the MacDonald Bridge and made their way to Citadel Hill and the Commons to commemorate the indigenous history of K’jipuktuk and denounce genocidal policies that claimed many ancestors.


Jan 222013

idle no more mikmaqFacebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/231723513630741/


We’ll walk for our Children, to honor our Residential School Survivors, to stand up for our Treaty and Human Rights, and to save Mother Earth. We’ll embark on this march to show Canada that we walked and took care of these lands long before they got here, and we’ll always be here to stand up for them!

We’ll begin our March on Sunday, Jan 27th at the Shubenacadie Residential School Grounds. We’ll start with ceremony, drumming and singing for all those we’ve lost and pray for our survivors. We’ll march in solidarity from the Shubenacadie Residential School Grounds back to Indian Brook First Nation (roughly 10 km). The walk will be broken up into two days where we walk and end our ceremonies in the community and then continue the next day where we’ll march across the MacDonald Bridge, up to Citadel and have the biggest Round Dance Halifax has ever seen!

Bring your drums, regalias, flags, posters and voices!! Everyone is welcome!!! #PunJeno’lti’k!

For those of you who can’t join on the Sunday March at the Residential School Grounds on the 27th, please meet us at the Holiday Inn parking lot beside the MacDonald Bridge at 10am on the 28th to march the rest of the way with us to Citadel Hill. Prayer will begin at Citadel Hill around 12pm. And then we will Round Dance in the Halifax Commons.


-Gather at Shubenacadie Residential School Grounds
-Ceremony and Speakers at 10AM
-March leaves between 10:30 and 11:00AM
-Follows highway to Indian Brook First Nation (roughly 10 km).

-Gather at Dartmouth Holiday Inn parking lot
-March leaves at 10AM and crosses MacDonald Bridge
-March goes up Gottingen Street and passes by the Mi’kmaq Friendship Centre
-March climbs Citadel Hill
-March arrives at the Commons
Speakers and Prayers at 12PM (noon)
-Round dance around Commons
-Warm drinks and food


***RCMP will be present while marching***

Jan 192013

By Ben Sichel and Jackie Barkley, members of Solidarity Halifax

The Halifax Media Co-op has been following the story and recent allegations against the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children with close attention. After much consideration, we are now ready to offer another voice to this issue. This is the first piece in a three-part series:


Jan 132013

Tuesday, January 15th
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Shatford Room, Kings College Arts & Administration Building, 2nd Floor

Jackie Barkley, an experienced anti-racism activist, community organizer, and social worker, hosts a conversation about what it means to be an ally. What does it mean to do meaningful solidarity work? What are some of the major pitfalls one can encounter? When is it appropriate to join or contribute to a struggle – and what does that even look like?

This event is partly hosted by Solidarity Halifax and is born out of a group of students from around the city beginning to hold educational events in support of the Idle No More movement.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/400304880056313/


For any students or folks on campuses interested in organizing in support of Idle No More:
there will also be an organizing meeting on Monday, Jan 14, at 7 PM in the NSPIRG office of the Dal SUB.