A selection of images from an Idle No More rally in Toronto, taken by Elizabeth Littlejohn.
Idle No More
Chief Theresa Spence's hunger strike has inspired a new generation of activists. This movement isn't going away. The Harper government's downfall will be remembered as one of its own making.
Chief Theresa Spence has put her life on the line. This is not a game. This is not a stunt. Every day that Mr. Harper tries to wait out the crisis, the stakes rise higher.
During this season of light and magic, something truly magical is spreading. The people whose land our founders stole and whose culture they tried to stamp out are rising up, hungry for justice.
A sign at a Vancouver Idle No More rally. It's now Day 14 of Theresa Spence's hunger strike. (Photo: Tamara Herman)
My letter was published today, Dec. 24, in the Globe and Mail, minus the last line which appears here.
Across Canada and throughout the world, peaceful demonstrations have disrupted the normal order of things this winter.
Footage from the "Idle No More" Rally held in front of the Canadian Consulate in Los Angeles, to stand in solidarity with our Canadian and Indigenous relations throughout the world.
Native peoples in this country have endured much worse than the disrespect Harper showed Friday, tweeting “mmm… bacon” while Attiwapiskat Chief Theresa Spence was on Day 11 of a hunger strike.
Indigenous peoples from across Canada joined with allies, marching through the snow in Ottawa today. (Photo: Isabeau Doucet)