Since the emergence of the Idle No More movement, Solidarity Halifax has engaged in a sustained effort to provide support to the communities and organizers involved. In addition to answering calls for attendance and lending logistical support, Solidarity Halifax sees education within non-Indigenous/settler society as a primary objective in solidarity work. Taking responsibility for Canada’s colonial legacy, educating ourselves about the political and economic history that continues to shape relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, and fighting ignorance and racism within our own communities are necessary preconditions for a healthy and genuine reconciliation between all peoples.
Visiting the Treaty Camp Against Alton Gas
Mi’kmaq Land and Water Protectors of Sipekne’katik are leading a campaign to defend the Shubenacadie River and surrounding area from the Alton Gas project. Visiting the camp is an important and needed way to show support.
Canada 150 celebrations do not occur in a vacuum, but in the context of history. We invite you to reflect on the history of Canada and to consider narratives beyond the European colonial mainstream.
We Are ALL Treaty People
On October 5th, 2015, Solidarity Halifax hosted a public event examining the responsibilities and challenges in upholding the Peace and Friendship Treaties in Mi’kmaki.
Why Are We #Idle No More?
On January 10th, 2013, Solidarity Halifax hosted a teach-in at Dalhousie University aimed at sharing information and analysis on the economic and political structures that have and continue to shape a colonial relationship between indigenous peoples and the Canadian state.