Saturday, December 7, 2013

12.12 TORONTO: Radioactive Colonialism: Uranium and the Dispossession of Nehithaw Cree and Denesuline Peoples




12.12 TORONTO: Radioactive Colonialism: Uranium and the Dispossession of Nehithaw Cree and Denesuline Peoples
https://www.facebook.com/events/703442419680577/

#Radioactive Colonialism: Uranium and the Dispossession of Nehithaw Cree and Denesuline Peoples: an evening with honoured guest Kirstin Scansen!

TORONTO- a call to RESPONSIBILITY: 
Thursday December 12, 2013 7pm
BEIT ZATOUN 612 Markham Street Toronto 

7pm Carrie Lester, Idle No More Toronto: 

Introduction and recap of the GE-Hitachi hearings

7:30pm Kirstin Scansen, 
Committee for Future Generations:

Radioactive Colonialism: Saskatchewan's uranium and the colonial dispossession of Nehithaw Cree and Denesuline Peoples - an evening with Kirstin Scansen 

Scansen is a Treaty 6 graduate student in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria - and member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. She is a Nehithaw (Woods Cree) woman who actively engages with the land, language, and ceremonies of her Cree ancestors. Her research includes combatting colonialism by speaking truth to the environmental concerns of extractive industries, the intensification of neoliberal capitalism on Indigenous territory, and violence against Indigenous women in the modern Canadian colonial project. 



 

Indigenous Resistance to Cameco uranium mines in Saskatchewan #2


Video of Kirstin intervening against Cameco at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTCqmQDzJyM


In recent years, Kirstin has become involved in work with the Committee for Future Generations (CFFG), a group of committed northern Saskatchewan residents opposed to a high-level nuclear waste repository in the north. Having recently won the Council of Canadians Activist of the Year award, along with the Idle No More founders, the Committee is also celebrating the recent Nuclear Waste Management Organizations announcement that removes the northern village of Pinehouse and English River First Nations as potential host communities for Canada’s high-
level nuclear waste repository. The mandate of the CFFG extends also to removing Creighton, Saskatchewan from the list of potential host communities, as well as eliminating this problem at the source- uranium mining and milling in northern Saskatchewan. 

Kirstin is one of 39 plaintiffs in a Statement of Claim filed against the Canadian State, the province of Saskatchewan, the Metis local of Kineepik, Cameco, Areva, and local municipal administrations, which questions the constitutionality of the Collaboration Agreement of December 2012 between the town of Pinehouse and Cameco and Areva corporations.

Kirstin is in Toronto to work with activists to shut down GE-Hitachi's 1025 Lansdowne Uranium Processing Plant which puts uranium into the air and sewer water in Toronto. It processes 53% of the uranium used in Canadian reactors. 

Endorsed by: 

Committee for Future Generations 
http://committeeforfuturegenerations.wordpress.com/

Idle No More Toronto 
https://www.facebook.com/idlenomoretoronto

Admission: On Donation, nobody turned away

About GE-Hitachi 1025 Lansdowne Uranium Spewer:
http://ge-uraniumsecrettoronto.blogspot.ca/




12.12 TORONTO: Radioactive Colonialism: Uranium and the Dispossession of Nehithaw Cree and Denesuline Peoples


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