Movement that began with a teach-in claims 254,000 supporters
By Daniel Schwartz, CBC News, Nov 10, 2013
Idle No More, the indigenous movement that began a year ago today, says it has a database of 254,000 supporters. Some, however, are concerned about the direction its founders want to go. Continue reading
CBC News, Nov 05, 2013
A new website is calling for Aboriginal nations to move away from the Indian Act and towards autonomy and traditional governments.
Siku Allooloo is part Haitian, part Inuk, and now living in New York. She was part of a group of Native and non-Native people that drafted principles for the Indigenous Nationhood movement that were released this morning. Continue reading
CBC News, Oct 07, 2013
Women drum and sing at Idle No More Oct 7 rally in Windsor, Ont.
Idle No More supporters gathered outside the Canadian Museum of Civilization on Monday afternoon as part of a worldwide mass day of action to mark the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763, a historic document that legally mandated Canada to recognize indigenous land rights. Continue reading
Postmedia News August 11, 2013
Idle No More protest near Sarnia, Ontario, on January 5, 2013, that blocked border crossing.
A federal department and the country’s spy agency closely monitored the activities of the aboriginal “Idle No More” movement in late 2012 and early 2013, with the intelligence agency claiming it was doing so not over fear of protests getting out of hand, but to protect the activists from potential violence by others. Continue reading
By Tyler Kula, Sarnia Observer, Thursday, July 25, 2013
Ron Plain speaking during a rally.
Aamjiwnaang First Nation activist Ron Plain has been ordered to pay more than $16,000 to CN Rail for his role in a 13-day blockade that was part of the Idle No More movement.
On Wednesday in Ontario Superior Court, Justice Bruce G. Thomas ordered Plain to pay $16,584.87 to CN to cover the company’s legal costs. Continue reading
Wendy Lynn Lerat
By Wendy Lynn Lerat, July 17, 2013
Good evening good people
With all due respect to the opinions expressed here I am in agreement with much of the posts I have read of Ian’s over the past few days. I am encouraged to see that finally there is a growing awareness of the need to challenge the INM ‘movement’ and I would like to state that not only must the position be challenged the significant risk its position places on the true grassroots’ movement be exposed. Continue reading
By Laura Stone, Global News, April 18, 2013
Terrance Nelson during his speech seeking election as national chief of AFN, June 2012.
The federal government didn’t have to go far to find out what First Nations leaders were planning during last winter’s Idle No More movement.
The plans were sent directly to the government inbox. Continue reading
Cree walkers and supporters march in Ottawa, March 25, 2013.
CBC News, Mar 25, 2013
A group of young people from the James Bay Cree community of Whapmagoostui, Que., has arrived in Ottawa, marking the end of a 1,600-kilometre trek to the nation’s capital. Continue reading
By Jorge Barrera, APTN National News, March 18, 2013
Art by Andy Everson, Kwakwaka’wakw.
Idle No More has joined forces with Defenders of the Land and the new alliance plans to launch “escalating action” during what is being called the “Sovereignty Summer,” according to a draft joint declaration obtained by APTN National News. Continue reading
Namgis hereditary chief Beau Dick walking to Victoria legislature.
Scores of Native people rallied at the Victoria legislature on Sunday, Feb 10, 2013, to attend a copper cutting ceremony performed by Namgis hereditary chief Beau Dick. A world renowned carver, Dick began his journey on Feb 2 from his hometown of Alert Bay, located near northern Vancouver Island. On the walk to Victoria, Dick and his supporters drew attention to the destructive impact of fish farms in the region, stopping at supermarkets that sell farmed salmon as well as fish farms. Continue reading