Tonight, January 28, 2013, at 6 o'clock PM non-natives and natives of the territory will be gathering at George Little Park in Terrace to join in the International Day of celebration and awakening. Watch a video of the Terrace Idle No More gathering January 11, 2013, here Watch Video of the First Idle No More gathering in the Terrace Skeena Mall here.
All across Canada and indeed the globe citizens are speaking up in an effort to protect the environment. It is the Indian peoples of Canada who are at the forefront of this effort.
The unprecedented moves the recently elected majority Conservative Government of Canada spurned these protests and the movement forward.
The measures passed by the Canadian Parliament have threatened not just the Canadian environment but the entire globes oxygen supply as the proposed resource extraction ventures threaten 25 % of the worlds rain forests.
These forests produce the oxygen humans require for survival and thrive by the spawning salmon along BC's North Coast.
Today the world saw hundreds if not thousands of protest gatherings, and the Canadian Parliament featured a steady stream of questions and expressed outrage. All of this was directed to the destructive measures the Canadian Government pursues along with the genocidal tactics which have continued before and after Canada became a Nation.
Another spontaneous 'Idle No More' gathering occurred on Friday, January 11, 2013 in front of the Terrace City Hall. An interesting location to be sure as the Terrace RCMP station is located on the same property. The City and the RCMP have been at the forefront of serious abuse allegations for many years with the BC Civil Liberties singling out Terrace
as suffering from the most egregious batteries of Indian peoples, the latest being Robert Wright who barely survived after a traffic stop
for impaired driving. He endured a lengthy coma and has serious brain injuries he will never recover from.
The video of the January 11 gathering, linked above, begins in the middle of the two hour long procession through Terrace and across the CN rail bridge/overpass. Drivers can be heard honking their horns in support of the local First Nations people. Even CN Rail blew their Train whistle in support.
The video, after this short beginning engages a young local Tsimshian girl addressing the gathering asking for unity and support.
The Video then follows the drummers and singers across the bridge and back concluding with elders, Chiefs and Matriarchs praising the young people and the community as a whole for their strength and dignity, their peaceful resolve to demand a better future for their children and unborn grandchildren.
The video concludes with a prayer in the Tsimshian language.
At 6 PM all Nations, native and non-native will gather again at George Little Park to celebrate in united purpose.
Wah'yooks Gawagani means Trust the "Act" of Making Peace in Tsimshian language.