Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Poster of the Week
"Olympics and Colonialism"
Olympic Resistance Network
The 2010 Winter Olympics takes place in Vancouver & Whistler, on unceded Indigenous land, from February 12-28 2010. Over the past seven years, there has been a groundswell of opposition to the Games. This began in 2002 when members of the St'at'imc and Secwepemc Nations filed a submission with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to oppose the bid.
The Olympic Resistance Network (ORN) is based in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories and exists as a space to coordinate anti-2010 Olympics efforts. In doing so, we act in solidarity with other communities across the province – particularly Indigenous communities who have been defending their land even before the onslaught of the Olympics.
Stephen Harper, quoted in the poster, is the prime minister of Canada.