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Event Archive - Winter Magic Fundraiser for Standing Rock: Valeen Jules, TA'KAIYA BLANEY, Jacques Mindreau, Pages From The Oak Tree, DJ Milkcrate

Sat. December 17th 2016 White Eagle Polish Hall (All Ages)
7pm doors at 6:45pm
15-30$
Tickets at: Camas Book and Infoshop, Wildfire Bakery
Let us begin with acknowledging that we are holding this event on the traditional territory of the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. As most of us are settlers, it is important to understand that we are living on stolen unceded land. Colonization is an ongoing form of oppression. Let us acknowledge that it is our responsibility as settlers to do the work of decolonizing ourselves and our communities. It is our responsibility to stand in solidarity with Indigenous-led resistances in our communities and beyond.

Come join us on this winter day of December 17th to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The Dakota Access Pipeline is 1,100 mile project, planned to run from North Dakota to Illinois. The pipeline has already destroyed many sacred sites, and threatens the drinking water of the Great Sioux Nation, and thousands living downstream. Indigenous people and allies have come together in prayer to protect the earth and protect the water. In peaceful demonstrations the water protectors have faced military violence and serious injuries. Standing Rock is a fight for Indigenous rights, human rights and the rights of the earth, rights that are being violated by Corporations for profit. The time is now to stand in solidarity with Standing Rock and with all frontlines of Indigenous resistance. We are aware that DAPL easement has been denied and it will be rerouted from crossing beneath the Missouri river, but this fight is not over. Support is still needed for all the water protectors who have made huge sacrifices in order to protect their land.

We will be donating 50% of the funds raised on this day to Standing Rock. The remaining 50% of funds will be donated to the Secwepemc Grassroots as they prepare to protect their land and stand against the Kinder Morgan pipeline that Trudeau has recently approved.

**EVENT SCHEDULE**

~* WORKSHOP & SPEAKERS *~
- 10am - 12pm: workshop on dismantling colonialism and settler solidarity by Wulfgang Zapf (by donation)
--> this is a project the facilitator is working on now: https://www.facebook.com/voicesfrontlines/?fref=ts

- More details coming soon: please stay tuned as we post updates on this event page!


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~* CRAFT FAIR & RAFFLE *~ (2pm-6pm)
We welcome you to come wander through the magical creations of local artists, medicine makers and creators! Buy your loved ones and yourselves some special gifts and know that the money you spend will be supporting local artisans and Indigenous frontlines of resistance!


Bring your family & bring your friends and please feel free to stay for a while throughout the craft fair to experience not only the beautiful art, but all the other activities throughout the day!
~* Local musicians will be playing sweet tunes to tickle your eardrums
~* A herbal tea and elixir lounge to sit down and relax for a while (all wildcrafted herbs to be had)
~* A craft section for kids and adults alike! Face painting, puppet-making and creating art
~* Tarot card readings and a massage area, with all proceeds donated!
~* Raffle prizes: tickets are 2 for $5 and all proceeds go directly to the fundraiser <3

* Please check the discussion board for a list of vendors & links to all their work!!

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~* CONCERT *~ (7pm-12am)
Tickets: 15-30 $ (nobody turned away)
- available online
- in person on: Wildfire Bakery, Camas Book Shop


Featured Artists and Musicians:
~* Valeen Jules- Spoken Word Poetry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjRmo0OPnIQ
~* Ta’kaiya Blaney
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twMWE5z_xUU
~* Jacques Mindreau
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWo39wDjjHY
~* Pages From the Oak Tree
https://pagesfromtheoaktree.bandcamp.com/releases
~* DJ Milkcrate (11pm) for some dancing fun!

** we are also looking for volunteers and more raffle donations, so please contact us if you are able to help out!

Contact our volunteer coordinator: taptapmytoes@gmail.com
Contact our raffle donations coordinator: houndandthefawn@gmail.com
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Resources:
https://nycstandswithstandingrock.wordpress.com/standingrocksyllabus/
https://medichealercouncil.com/
http://www.ocetisakowincamp.org/
http://sacredstonecamp.org/
http://www.unicornriot.ninja/

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