Traditionally women have been highly valued and held in high regard within their Nations.
Women are creators and keepers of their ways. They are teachers and knowledge givers for all generations. Women have an intimate relationship with water, which flows inside them and connects them to the Earth and all living things. Women are blessed with the responsibility of ensuring that our ways are carried on and our Mother Earth is protected.
Traditionally decision making power regarding our people, lands and water was upon the direction of the women.
Idle No More requests that you speak to your Elders, Clan Mothers and all Mothers and ask them to state to all levels of leadership that NO 3rd party agreements will be done on our behalf. We require that research is acquired as we begin to implement sustainable development.
“In alliance with the women and supporters of Idle No More, we will stand with and for our Mother. We will reclaim our traditional importances and responsibilities. There will be NO MORE government or multi-national deals that displace our future generations. There will be be NO MORE further harm inflicted on our First Mother...Mother Earth”