Indigenous Sovereignty Week 2011 – Toronto

For the third year in a row Defenders of the Land (DoL) has issued a call to First Nations / Indigenous communities and supporters across Canada to host a week of events celebrating Indigenous Sovereignty.

The purpose of Indigenous Sovereignty Week is to gather with the intention of building local relationships among groups and individuals around the dissemination of ideas of Indigenism as well as to contribute to building a cross-Canada movement for Indigenous rights, self-determination and justice that is led by Indigenous communities but with a broad base of informed support.

The theme for ISW 2011 is Celebrating Community Victories – Standing up to the Harper Threat.

In response to this call the Toronto ISW Council is again planning a week of events and invites organizations and groups across the GTA to host their own activities. Please join us, in making year’s week of events IMMENSE.

(1) HOST AN EVENT: If your group would like to organize activities the Toronto ISW Council can support you by posting your event on the national DoL website and publicizing to our networks through email lists and social media.

(2) PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Most of our funds are dedicated to providing gifts to Elders and traditional performers. Please support the organizing by sending cheques payable to “Indigenous Sovereignty and Solidarity Network” to 1034 College St W., Toronto, ON, M6H 1A9.

(3) VOLUNTEER: If you are able to poster, help do event setup or clean up, please email Please write ‘volunteer’ in the subject line and you will be contacted closer to the date.

(4) ENDORSE: Please endorse the event and forward announcements to your membership. Just email with ‘endorsement’ in the subject line.

Please contact for more information or to submit your event.

Toronto ISW Council adheres to the process of governance and other principles outlined in the “The Defenders of the Land – Basis of Unity” which can be found at

Non-Indigenous supporters / “allies” may wish to familiarize themselves with “The Supporters -Basis of Unity” found at

===thank you to Metis Youth Artist -Amanda Strong- for creating the beautiful image


Posted on November 1, 2011, in Indigenous Struggles, Internationalism & Solidarity and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Indigenous Sovereignty Week 2011 – Toronto.

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