Thousands gathered to welcome the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, with a Jingle Dance, and to call for inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women.
I’ve been to a lot of town hall meetings over the years. In terms of the quality of the presentations and the intelligent discussion that followed them, this one was certainly one of the best.
Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May is calling for major reforms to Canada’s Parliamentary system, as her cross country tour came through Winnipeg today.
Winnipeggers gathered on Friday afternoon to demand a national inquiry into the disappearance or death of over 600 indigenous women in Canada.
Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the coup d’etat and subsequent reign of terror in Chile, Winnipeg’s Chilean community held numerous educational and cultural events recently.
Peace Alliance Winnipeg picketed outside the Hotel Fort Garry on Thursday while former Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy was inside speaking at a Red Cross seminar “Perspectives on International Humanitarian Law.”
On Saturday, Winnipeggers rallied in solidarity with the people of Syria and in opposition to a US led attack. This was the second Winnipeg rally in seven days, and one of ten held across Canada.
The rally against foreign military intervention in Syria was one of many held on Saturday across Canada, and was part of an international campaign to prevent the Syrian crisis from escalating into a world war.
For more than 30 years, Winnipeggers have come together to march for peace. This year, we dedicated the festival to our longtime friend in the struggle for peace and justice, Nick Ternette.
Inclement weather did not deter those who participated in this year’s Seventh Generation Walk for Mother Earth held in support of the Voices of Indigenous Women and in solidarity with the Idle No More Movement.