An in-depth feature on Idle No More by Al-Jazeera. Canada's Idle No More movement began as a small social media campaign -- armed with little more than a hashtag and a cause. But it has grown into a large indigenous movement, with protests and ceremonial gatherings held almost daily in many of the country's major cities. Theresa Spence, the leader of the Attawapiskat, a small native band in northern Ontario, is now 24 days into a hunger strike on Ottawa's Victoria Island just across from the Canadian Parliament.
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