This movement is unfolding by the minute, as the hunger strike by Chief Spence continues.
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It began on International Human Rights Day, December 10th and grew into a Native rights and recognition is a global grassroots effort, with round dance flash mobs across Canada and solidarity actions from New Zealand to New Mexico to Palestine.
From the staff at the Indian Country Today Media Network:
"Idle No More began with four women—Nina Wilson, Sylvia McAdam, Jessica Gordon, and Sheelah McLean—who share a vision of uniting people to ensure the protection of Mother Earth, her lands, waters and people. We began by focusing on a piece of legislation called Bill C-45, which attacks the land base reserved for Indigenous people and removes protections for hundreds of our waterways."Read the whole story
Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water. Colonization continues through attacks to Indigenous rights and damage to the land and water. We must repair these violations, live the spirit and intent of the treaty relationship, work towards justice in action, and protect Mother Earth.