Entries by INM

National Idle No More Protest in Ottawa – Idle No More

A large Idle No More march and rally is held in Ottawa with thousands of indigenous peoples from many different nations and with dozens of Canadian non-profits and unions standing with Idle No More. “That Was The Most Amazing Day I have ever been apart of. We Gathered in Peace. We Gathered In Solidarity. We […]

Round Dance in West Edmonton Mall – Idle No More

On December 17 a flash mob performed a round dance at the Cornwall Centre shopping mall in Regina. The following day a similar flash mob round dance occurred at West Edmonton Mall. This tactic was also used at the Rideau Centre in Ottawa and St.Vital Centre in Winnipeg. It spread internationally with a similar protest […]

Chief Theresa Spence begins hunger strike – Idle No More

Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation begins a hunger strike to demand a meeting with Prime Minister Harper and the Governor General of Canada to discuss aboriginal rights. Her protest was intended to focus public attention on First Nations issues, support the Idle No More indigenous rights movement, and highlight concerns about Bill […]

Idle No More National Day of Action – Idle No More

An Idle No More National Day of Action was planned to coincide with Amnesty International’s Human Rights Day and brought thousands of people into the streets in major Canadian cities in Edmonton, Vancouver, Whitehorse, Calgary, Stand Off, Saskatoon, North Battleford, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Toronto and Goose Bay-Happy Valley.  The day of action was called to […]

Bill C-45 Information Meeting – Idle No More

The Idle No More efforts then continued in Alberta with an information meeting held at the Louis Bull Cree Nation.  The organizer for that event, Tanya Kappo, took to Twitter and Facebook to help generate awareness on the matter as the passage of Bill C45 was imminent.  Kappo says, “the people in our communities had […]

Idle No More is founded by 4 women – Idle No More

Idle No More began with 4 ladies; Nina Wilson, Sylvia McAdam, Jessica Gordon & Sheelah McLean who felt it was urgent to act on current and upcoming legislation that not only affects our First Nations people but the rest of Canada’s citizens, lands and waters. These 4 women from Saskatchewan (Indigenous and non Indigenous) decided […]