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Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum contributed to the 2013 This Is Not A Gateway Festival. 

 

Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum contributed to Critical Cities Volume 4 - 'Nobody Has Ever Been Idle in Centuries of Genocide' in conversation with Steve Ruston.

 

Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum contributed to the launch of the This Is Not A Gateway Archive Launch 2018. 

 

In the film above, Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum is being interviewed at the This Is Not A Gateway Festival by TamilNet in London, UK, on 28 January, 2013


 Sylvia Mcadam Saysewahum at the launch of the This Is Not A Gateway Archive - 1 Febuary 2018. Photograph by Rehan Jamil

Sylvia Mcadam Saysewahum at the launch of the This Is Not A Gateway Archive - 1 Febuary 2018. Photograph by Rehan Jamil


Biography 

 

Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum is one of four original women behind the global Idle No More movement in defence of indigenous rights, lands and waters. She completed a degree in human justice from the University of Regina and a bachelor of laws from the University of Saskatchewan. She is a consultant and author of 'Cultural Teachings: First Nations Protocols and Methodologies' which brings together her research and knowledge on First Nations culture, laws and traditions. 


Sylvia Mcadam Saysewahum - This Is Not A Gateway Festival 2013

Photographs by Rehan Jamil

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From the 2013 This Is Not A Gateway Festival Programme

 

27 Sunday January 2013 - 1:30PM-3:00PM

Idle No More: Indigenous Rights Revolution

Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum (Idle No More), Amrit Wilson, Brenna Bhandar, Suzanne Dhaliwal 

Great Hall

"Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum, one of the four original women of INM will lead a discussion on contemporary corporate led colonialism, reigniting an indigenous rights defence and social revolution. She will be joined by Brenna Bhandar (law, human rights, treaties & colonial history) and Suzanne Dhaliwal (UK Tar Sands Network). The session is chaired by writer and activist Amrit Wilson.  If you have an interest in commons, contested geographies, corporatism, environment, de-colonialism, anti-capitalism, revolution, development and urban industry this talk will be of great interest to you."


Audio-Visual recording of Sylvia Mcadam Saysewahum at the This Is Not A Gateway Festival 2013

by Pete Deane


 The archive includes a dedicated copy of  Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing Nehiyaw Legal Systems , authored by Sylvia and published in 2015 

The archive includes a dedicated copy of Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing Nehiyaw Legal Systems, authored by Sylvia and published in 2015 


Sylvia Mcadam Saysewahum was guest of honour at the This Is Not A Gateway Archive Launch - 1st February 2018


Visit the Archive to access:

 

A biography of Sylvia Mcadam Saysewahum

Photographs of Sylvia Mcadam Saysewahum's 2013 and 2018 London visits

Digital copies of the many Audio Visual files from Sylvia's London visits

Digital and physical copies of interviews related to Sylvia's London visits

Pertinent essays and articles written by Sylvia including 'Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery: A Call to Action' 

Sylvia Mcadam Saysewahum book 'Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing Nehiyaw Legal Systems' (UBC Press, 2016)

Important documents and materials related to Idle No More (undisclosed at this time)

Personal reflections from us on Sylvia's visits and our work/life 

Personal reflection from Sylvia on here visits to London and naming one of our children

Festival programme information - date, time, registration names etc 

Personal reflection from David about his This Is Not A Gateway experience

Essay in Critical Cities Book Series