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In the winter of 2012, flash mob round dances, demonstrations, hunger strikes, and blockades swept Canada. What began as a protest against new laws seen as curtailing environmental protections and infringing indigenous sovereignty, quickly grew into a movement for indigenous rights and environmental justice. On this edition, Sylvia McAdam, one of the founders of Idle No More, tells the story of the movement.

Featuring:
Sylvia McAdam, Idle No More co-founder; Charm Logan, Idle No More activist; Harsha Walia, Immigrants in Support of Idle No More activist

More information:
Idle No More
Documentary on Idle No More
Idle No More event, KWSO Warm Springs Indian Rez, OR
Canadian Parliament Bill C-45
Round Dance Flash Mob
Q&A on Bill C-45
The Canadian Progressive
Tar Land
Why Canada’s Indigenous Uprising Is About All of Us
Why First Nations Movement Is Our Best Chance for Clean Land and Water

Author: IreneFlorez

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