Friday, October 31, 2014

Register NOW for ​the Atlantic Region Solidarity Network Annual Gathering 
Fri., Nov. 14th at 7pm to Sun., Nov. 16th at 1pm at the Tatamagouche Centre. 

For more information, or to receive a registration form, contact kathrynande(at) 

Please send your registration no later than Nov. 9th. This helps the planning committee and the kitchen! The full fee for the gathering, which includes accommodations, meals, and registration is $176.50; bursaries as well as alternative arrangements are possible.

Making the Connections:
Resistance and Movement Building
Across Borders and Nations ​

Resource People: 

Jen Moore, Mining Watch Canada

Alma Brooks, Wabanaki Confederacy

Eliza Knockwood, Mi’kmaq Youth Bundle-Keeper

Gain inspiration and new understandings of solidarity from resource people who are building solidarity relationships across borders and nations, including the recent People’s Social Forum in Ottawa, the U.N. Forum on Mining and Indigenous Peoples in May 2014 and the ongoing struggle against fracking in Elsipogtog, New Brunswick. 

Join us and our resource people:

Jen Moore, Mining Watch Canada, supports communities, organizations and networks facing mining challenges from Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras to Ecuador, Colombia and Chile. Jen was a social justice journalist in Ecuador and has written about the struggles of indigenous and non-indigenous communities affected by Canadian-financed mining companies. She gave leadership to the Mining Justice Assembly at the recent People’s Social Forum in Ottawa.

Alma Brooks, Saint Mary’s First Nation NB, is a highly respected Maliseet traditional leader with the Wabanaki Confederacy.  She has been a leader in the New Brunswick resistance to fracking and other resource-based projects in forestry and mining. Alma attended the May 2014 U.N. Forum on Mining and Indigenous Peoples in New York.

Eliza Star Child Knockwood, a Mi’kmaq woman from Abegweit First Nation, PEI, spent the summer of 2013 in Elsipogtog NB working with indigenous and non-indigenous people to resist fracking. She describes herself as a Youth Bundle-Keeper, passing on traditional and contemporary knowledge to this generation and ones yet to come.