STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES

WHO WE ARE

• We are a movement for land, life, languages, and liberation.
• We are fighting for the survival and independence of Indigenous nations.
• We are an alliance of mutual support and coordinated action that branches out in all Four Directions.
• We are an Indigenous-led movement that includes women, men, and two-spirited people of all ages, colours, and nationalities.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

• We will protect the land, water, and air that provide the basis for all life.
• Indigenous cultures, spiritualities and governments are the foundation for our continuing survival.
• It is our responsibility to take action and to live according to our original teachings and natural laws.
• Colonial laws and systems must be abolished.
• Restitution must be made for the theft of our lands and the failed attempt to exterminate our peoples.

WHAT WE STAND FOR

• Indigenous self-determination and autonomous nationhood.
• Re-empowering traditional governments.
• Defending and protecting the natural environment and all living beings.
• Reclaiming, renaming, and reoccupying Indigenous homelands and sacred spaces.
• Restoring nation-to-nation relations with Settler people and governments.
• Learning and teaching Indigenous languages, traditions, ceremonies and knowledge.
• Eliminating all forms of violence within Indigenous communities, including violence based on gender and sexual orientation.

Campaigns

CONTINUING THE STRUGGLE.

INMCampaign-Reclaim

Reclaim

In this campaign, we focus on actions supporting the reclamation of Indigenous cultural, historical, political and ceremonial practices that have been severed and impacted by colonial conquest including: reclaiming dispossessed lands in our territories; pursuing …

INMCampaign-Rename

Rename

This campaign acknowledges that Indigenous place names offer a direct connection to our languages, sacred histories, and creation stories, and that the reclamation of these names is vital for the continuation of our cultures and …

INMCampaign-Reoccupy

Reoccupy

This campaign calls on our people to re-presence ourselves throughout our traditional territories and homelands. We support Indigenous reoccupations of contentious sites facing urbanization, resource extraction and economic development; reoccupation of traditional hunting, fishing, trapping, …