Artist call-out

No More Silence - Artist call-out!

Over the past couple of decades I have coordinatedover 35 benefits and special events, with over 40 artists and bands such as NuBlack Nation, Jani Lauzon, Blue Rodeo, Fifth Column, Lillian Allen, MidnightOil, Faith Nolan, Andrew Cash, and Kyp Harness. Together we have supported manyindividuals and organizations in their anti-violence, anti racist, human rightsand social justice work.

I am planning several benefits this June across theprovince for No More Silence to raise money and awareness regarding thehundreds of missing First Nations women in North America.

No More Silence (NMS) is a Toronto-based voluntarynetwork striving to work at the grass roots level, we are Indigenous women andallies - activists, academics, and researchers with the purpose of raisingawareness around state complicity in the murders and disappearances of over 500Indigenous women on Turtle Island. We hold a rally Feb 14th at policeheadquarters in TO (this is our 5th year) to draw public attention to the issueand are linked with other cities across Canada who also hold services andrallies. What we do:

1. Educate ourselves and others about Canada'scolonial reality past and present and the resulting genocide

2. Explore and act on strategies to end inaction,impunity, injustice and deliberate ignorance on the part of the state in Canadaand internationally

3. Work together as Indigenous women and allies tofoster new forms of solidarity and a practice of decolonization amongst allpeople living on Turtle Island

Funds raised will go as bursaries for young womenwho have been affected by murder or disappearances in their family to furthertheir education

Please post this to all of your Facebook friendsand contact me directly if you are interested in performing or contributing inother ways. If you're interested in organizing an event in your area, I couldlead coordinate with you.


Liza Holly

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     I just wanted to thank ANDPVA for todays terrific workshop on publishing with Kateri. I learned so much and will put this new information to good use.

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