Amaru from Tawantinsuyu Nation: January, 11 2013 - Global Day of Solidarity with Idle No More - British Museum, London UK. We gathered in resistance to the expansionist and assimilation plans of the Canadian government. We demand that the 8 illegitimate treaty destruction bills -- pushed through by the Harper Government -- are revoked. We stand in solidarity with all peoples taking part in actions and protests across the world. Idle No More!
A discussion by Priscilla Settee and Sheelah McLean about where Idle No More came from, what its goals are as a movement and where it is going. Priscilla is a noted author/professor and activist of many years in indigenous solidarity nationally and internationally, Sheelah McLean is a teacher and co founder of the Idle No More Movement - both live in Saskatchewan, Canada.
National Chief Shawn A-In-Chut Atleo explains that poverty has stricken Canada's First Nations and a change must happen with the help of the government.
A message from Anishinabek Nation Leadership, Ottawa, January 10, 2013: Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Wedaseh Madahbee; Southwest Regional Grand Chief Chris Plain; Lake Huron Regional Grand Chief Isadore Day Wiindawtegowinini and Northern Superior Regional Grand Chief Peter Collins.
Grand Chief Derek Nepinak spoke at a press conference in Ottawa earlier today, delivering a strong message. Video by CBC.
Thanks to Michael, Richard, Mari, Carrie, Chris and Idle NO More!
By Zach NoCameco Ruiter, email@example.com
Line 9 was built in 1975 to transport imported oil from Montreal to refineries in Sarnia. Enbridge has now applied to Canada's National Energy Board to reverse its direction of flow so that it can transport oil from Sarnia to Montreal. Enbridge admits that among the possible uses of Line 9 is transporting "heavy oil" a category that includes bitumen, the hazardous raw material extracted from tar sands. The pipeline passes through cities, watersheds, rivers, and farmland. 9.1 million people live within 50 km of line 9, including 18 first nations communities and 115 communities in total. (Sarnia, Hamilton, North York, Kingston, etc.)
Demonstrate your support for #IdleNoMore—the rising global Indigenous Peoples' Movement on January 11, 2013. We are calling on all nations and all peoples, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, to stand together and take action in your community.
Wab was on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight to talk about First Nations stereotypes and why people need to stop using them.
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.