Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Continental Indigenous Solidarity with the CRIC National Strike in Colombia November 21

 Shkawbewisag Student Law Society Walk-Out to Stand in Solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Colombia

"An attack on one, is an attack on us all"

University of Windsor Event
Windsor, Ontario [Canada]
Thursday, November 21st 

(Windsor, ON – Monday, November 18, 2018)
On Thursday, November 21, 2019, the Shkawbewisag Student Law Society will be participating in an International Walk-Out to stand in solidarity with the Indigenous people of the Cauca Valley in Colombia. We call for a school-wide Walk-Out to gather and lay tobacco at the riverfront of California Ave and Riverside Ave from 11am-12pm. The event is open to everyone.
On October 29, 2019, Governor Cristina Bautista Taquinas and 4 unarmed Indigenous Guards of the Nasa people in Cauca were killed by illegal armed groups. 56 Indigenous people have been murdered so far this year on Indigenous territories in the area compared with 46 murders for the whole of 2018.
Luis Fernando Arias and Armando Valbueno of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC), as well as other Indigenous Colombian leaders, insist that the government must implement the 2016 peace deal with the FARC to end what they call a genocide. To add pressure, the ONIC announced that all indigenous organizations would join a national strike on November 21.

  “From this liberated space, today we say that as indigenous communities, we find ourselves in assembly and on maximum alert to defend and care for our territory. We hope to count on the peoples of the world in their solidarity and their rejection of these actions,”-Jose, Nasa man.

Details of Event

Title: Shkawbewisag Student Law Society Walk-Out to Stand in Solidarity with the Indigenous people of Colombia

Date: Thursday, November 18th, 2019

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Location: Riverside Ave & California Avenue, Windsor, ON

Who: Everyone 

Cost: Free 

Contacts: Stephanie Pangowish (pangowi@uwindsor.ca) & Valeria Kuri (kuriv@uwindsor.ca), Shkawbewisag Student Law Society Co-Presidents. 

For more information on what is currently happening in Colombia, please visit the following links:

Colombia's main indigenous group calls demo over murders


Coup d'Continent

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