ANTI-POLICE/RCMP VIOLENCE and BRUTALITY ACTION
Indigenous people get beat, raped, tazered, shot, and killed by police everyday. The police are part of a continuum of violence promoted by the entire "justice” system. The life and death of Harriet Nahanee is one of many examples of the lengths the "justice" system will go to attempt to demonstrate its subjugation over Indigenous people. The most recent horrific violence the RCMP inflicted was on an 8 month year-old Aboriginal baby, in which they pepper sprayed the child and later attempted to justify the act as "protecting themselves" from violence ( http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2007/07/03/pepper-spray-parents.html). This case and others exemplify the arbitrary and violent nature of the police and rcmp that has been occurring since their inception via the NWMP at the onset of colonization. The RCMP and Police forces, like the NWMP continue to attempt to exterminate Indigenous people to access Indigenous lands. But we wont take this no more! Its time to take Action and check the pigs! Bite the hand that bleeds you!
INDIGENOUS ANTI- POLICE/RCMP VIOLENCE and BRUTALITY ACTION!
MARCH ||| FEAST ||| HIP HOP SHOW
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH AT 5 PM
MARCH FROM BLENZ COFFEE SHOP ON COMMERCIAL AND
Take a stand against police and rcmp violence, abuse, and brutality
Bring your drum, wear red and wear a mask (so the pigs wont target you later!)!
*Featuring Live Performers
JB the 1st Lady
Chusia and Naneek Graham: Southern Tutchone & John Graham Defence Committee
Lindsay Bomberry: Onondaga Nation of Six Nations
Kat Norris: Coast Salish Indigenous Action
Skundaal: Haida Nation
Laura Holland, Alunaye - Wetsuweten
Carol Martin: Downtown Eastside Women's Center
Gord Hill: Kwakwaka'wakw Nation
Erika Del Carmen Fuchs: La Otra Campaña Vancouver
Mike Krebs: Blackfoot Nation
Harjap Grewal: No One is Illegal
Skeena Reece: Cree/Tsimshian/Gitxsan
Dustin Johnson: Gitkxaahla/Ts'msye'en
Ange Sterritt: Gitxsan Nation/Irish
Organized by Indigenous Peoples Free Skool and FTP.
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This is an annual event that began last year when four young Indigenous women decided to stand up against police violence and brutality when they were accosted, death threatened and harassed by Vancouver Police, while peacefully singing traditional songs in the park.
They realized that the incident was embedded in racism, sexism, ageism and most acutely - hate. They also realized that the incident of racist police violence they underwent was not isolated, but part of a large experience of police brutality Indigenous people are subjected to daily, and decided to do something.
On September 7th last year, a ceremony was held in the same park the girls were accosted in and a rally and march on Commercial Drive followed. These young women have started an Indigenous day of action against police brutality. We hope many people living under the burden of the oppressive kkkanadian regime will also be inspired to Take back the Streets, Take back your Voice, and Take a Stand Against Police Brutality.