AUG 10/12 – Prisoner Justice Day

Indigenous Resistance: Flower Comes to Speak

Friday August 10th, 2012 – Prisoner Justice Day

[See bottom of post for list of other PJD 2012 actions and events]

6:00 – 9:00 PM

378 Aylmer St N.
Peterborough, ON

Sustained Engagements, in partnership with Community Race Relations Committee (CRRC) is honoured to host a local talk with Francine “Flower” Doxtator, grandmother and Haudenosaunee Land Defender, who will be outlining her experiences with Land Reclamation Actions and the subsequent criminalization and targeting she has faced for exercising her treaty

Flower took part in the walk for “Peace, Respect, and Friendship” on April 28th 2012 to raise awareness of Six Nations Land Rights in Grand River and to bring attention to the broken treaties of the two-row wampum. The OPP claimed her participation in this demonstration was a breach of her conditions, stemming from charges incurred by a confrontation between a group of Elders and infamous racist, Gary McHale (who had the support of the OPP) at Kanonhstaton, the “Protected Place” – a Six Nations reclamation site in Caledonia, in February of 2012. Flower is still not legally allowed to return to Kanonhstaton and in order to avoid jail she had to agree to live with her surety in Toronto – away from her home, her community and friends, her daughter, and her four grandchildren.

Check out the April 28th Coalition for more details:

To donate to the Six Nations Land Defense Fund please visit:

This event is being organized in commemoration of Prisoner Justice Day (PJD) on August 10, 2012. PJD marks the day that Eddie Nalon, a man who was incarcerated by the Canadian State, took his own life in 1974 when faced with the ongoing torment of forced segregation. PJD, a now internationally-recognized day of action, has since been earmarked as a day of protest by prisoners, prison abolitionists and their allies in honour of all those who have died unnatural deaths while incarcerated by the Canadian State.

For more information on PJD please visit:

If you would like to get involved in prisoner support and solidarity work please contact The Anarchist Black Cross of Peterborough:

AUGUST 9-10, 2012 – PJD 2012 KINGSTON, ON
The folks at End the Prison Industrial Complex (Kingston) have an EPIC event planned for PJD:
“We invite you to join us early in the morning on August 10th to shut down construction at Collins Bay Penitentiary in honour of Prisoners’ Justice Day. This will also mark the two-year anniversary of the Prison Farms blockade at the same location, a historic mobilization for Kingston. If you don’t live in Kingston and want to come, or if you do live in Kingston and can offer billeting, get in contact with us and we will co-ordinate lodgings with you. Our email is epic [at] riseup [dot] net”

On August 9th EPIC will be hosting Coalition Justice for Levi ( for a BBQ and talk. Check out their facebook event here:


Old City Hall (60 Queen St W), Toronto, ON


6pm at The Hotel / 617 George St. N (FNB Kitchen)
We will be distro’ing the most recent PEAK magazine. This is their special Prisoner Edition. We will be writing to friends in jail and prisoners who have expressed interest in receiving mail. Please bring your own pen. Paper and envelopes will be supplied.

Please contact The Anarchist Black Cross of Peterborough if you would like to get involved in prisoner support and solidarity in this area.

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Decolonize & Anti Oppression Community Workshop

Community & Race Relations Committee of Peterborough (CRRC) and Tami Starlight are excited to present a decolonization & anti-oppression community workshop in partnership with the Centre for Gender & Social Justice (CGSJ) and Sustained Engagements Nogojiwanong Anarchist Collective (SENAC). Tami has been traveling and presenting this workshop in multiple communities across Turtle Island, and we are really pleased to host it locally and to welcome Tami to Nogojiwanong/Peterborough.


Starlight = Cree two spirited elder – Peguis Nation (Manitoba) currently residing on occupied and unceded Coast Salish territory. (Vancouver <-
– settler name)

Thanks to OPIRG Peterborough for sponsoring this event.


Workshop location: Sadlier House, 751 George St. N., in the Lecture Hall
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm
Cost: 5$ by donation – no one turned away from a lack of funds.

Workshop details:

Decolonization 101 (history of the colony of Kanata, turtle island, the crown, hudsons bay, RCMP, treaties, white paper, small pox, etc – how we can support nations and learn protocols)

Anti-Oppression 101 (basic workshop on the definitions and how it affects our everyday lives)

Basics of grassroots, horizontal, democratic anti oppressive, collective community organizing.

For more information on any of the workshop details, email is below and information is posted on this page wall – also see the links below

My email:
The workshop tour page:
Not 100% in agreement or promotion of the ideas here. Some of this information is important.

Decolonize information & petition – Nicole L.

Like the page and pass it on/share!
hiy hiy!
tami starlight

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2012-09-13-tami (on black)

2012-09-13-tami (on black)

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community meeting July 19

Thursday, July 19
Artspace (378 Aylmer St. N.)

The Sustained Engagements Collective invites you to gather ’round to
discuss and reflect on the 6 day Nogojiwanong Anarchist Festival 2012,
Sites of Possibilities@Sustained Engagements.

This will be a forum for community feedback, discussion of what to do
differently, what to keep the same, any major changes, augmentations,
suggestions, successes and so forth. For those of you who are interested
in getting involved for next year, this is a good time to come out and
touch base.

Looking forward to seeing and hearing from you all!

For those of you who are out of town, or are not available to attend the
Community feedback forum, we welcome your feedback via email if you feel
comfortable sharing your thoughts and experiences with us. If you prefer
to remain anonymous, we will soon be circulating a confidential survey and
we would greatly appreciate your feedback!

In the spirit of strengthening radical communities of resistance,
sustained engagements organizing collective

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watched by a waxing moon;

thank you everyone who attended, presented and participated in the first ever Nogojiwanong Anarchist Festival! Sites of Possibilities@Sustained Engagements — we look forward to continuing to develop and nurture these relationships within our local community and connecting the struggles regionally.

Crescent Moon

During this phase, you tend to charge forward with new ideas and impulses, even in the face of resistance. Your primary mission in life lies in actualizing new forms into an objective and concrete existence, as separate from the old way of being. You are fully invested in this sense of purpose, and yet you may also be very aware of the challenge represented by the status quo, since the older forms never will yield without a struggle.

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Wow! Absolutely amazing – this weekend has been spectacular. Such insightful and inspiring presentations and people coming together to build stronger networks of resistance! An interesting variety of topics and subject matter have been discussed and hopefully some ongoing dialogues surrounding capacity and community building, accountability and so much more.
Check out the last couple workshops today!

Food: FNB Dinner!

12:00 – 1:30 pm FOOD IS POWER – ARM YOURSELF! Presented by Dan Legault @ Sadleir House

Description: Food is Power, it literally is responsible for fueling your body. It harnesses the suns energy and provides us with strength to live. What better way to engage your community and feed change then to understand this powerful dynamic! We will first look at how food is controlled globally, how it has paved the way to the enslavement of society and paved the way for a fossil fuel dependency. Then I will teach people how to create a simple potted garden or a 10×10 garden plot relating how we as individuals and communities can take action by digging in dirt and having less dependence on corporate food scum. Also I will be showing how we can find foods in our backyards and talk about sprouting sprouts and seed protecting (aka seed saving).

Dan Legault is a farmer, a chef, a foodie. From first being diagnosed with food allergies I had entered a world of information that overwhelmed my senses. GMOs, corporate control, government subsidization of empty food, purposeful food degradation in the interest of profit, all things I started to become aware of. Going from being angry at the players of this game, to not having a clue what to do about it, I decided instead to start my own league and play a better more tasty game that engaged everyone under the same common human need… food. When we can all feed ourselves we will truly shed this system.

Closed for queer identified persons only. Decentralized. @ Sadleir House

5:00 PM FESTIVAL DEBRIEF AND STRATEGY SESSIONS Decentralized @ Confederation Park

6:30 – 7:30 pm COMMUNITY FEAST Presented by Food Not Bombs @ Confederation Park

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Thank you so much to yesterdays presenters! Looking forward to the talks to come!!

Food: BBQ Dinner!

12:00 – 2:00 pm RIOT 2010 AND THE CRIMINALIZATION OF DISSENT Presented by Alex Hundert @ Sadleir House

3:00 – 5:00 pm OLD WISDOM + NEW SCIENCE = NEW PARADIGM Presented by Zainab Ahamady @ Sadlier House Lecture Hall+lawn
Description: Emerging science increasingly validates the lifeways and worldviews of Indigenous and other ancient wisdom traditions as promoting wellbeing. This presentation will look at some of the evidence that is emerging around how new and old knowledge might reshape activist visions, strategies and tactics; how we might shift our relationships to each other and to the land we all live on so that all our communities can enjoy mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Presenter Bio:
Of African American and Cherokee heritage, Zainab Amadahy is a singer songwriter, author and community worker. Her achievements include co-authoring (with Bonita Lawrence) “Indigenous Peoples and Black Peoples in Canada: Settlers or Allies” for Breaching the Colonial Contract: Anti-Colonialism in the US and Canada.Zainab also contributed to the anthology Strong Women’s Stories: Native Vision & Community Activism and authored the feminist sci fi novel Moons of Palmares. Her recent publications can be found on and Muskrat Magazine.


7:15-8:30 COMMUNITY FEAST & BBQ @ Sadlier House Lawn

at Hotel617


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