Idle No More Canada

Idle No More Protesters Not Giving Up

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - On the one-year anniversary of Idle No More, the aboriginal rights movement, about 50 activists marched from Victoria Island to Parliament Hi...

"This Is the Face of a Homegrown, Attempted Genocide"

Leanne Simpson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Politics
Leanne Simpson

Aboriginal children are the face of a homegrown, attempted genocide. And tehy are still starving -- many living in poverty without the basic necessities of life, because land and resources continue to be stolen from their territories, with just as many starving for meaning, their culture, their language and their land. The children of those that survived the nutritional experiments, torture, sexual, emotional, and physical abuse, and the assimilative and genocidal policies of Canada still live with the consequences and the trauma. Every day. There are more Native children in the child welfare system than were in the residential school system at its height because of the cycles of violence and trauma they inflicted on our families.

You Can't Mask Canada's Pathetic Protest Movement

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Yoni Goldstein

In recent memory, I can think of only three serious, rock-'em-sock-'em demonstrations in Canada. It's not as though Canadians are lacking for things to protest about. It's just that our national preference (outside Quebec, at least) is to avoid conflict whenever possible. And, I suppose, we've probably become too comfortable, perhaps even lazy, about tackling issues that don't have direct or immediate implications for us.

Non-Aboriginal? Idle From the Sidelines

Adam Kingsmith | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Politics
Adam Kingsmith

As a middle-class Canadian of European ancestry who has never spent much time on a reserve, I feel like it's not my place to speak for the #IdleNoMore movement. Allow me to clarify. I'm in solidarity with the movement -- even a staunch supporter of it, but only if the First Nations themselves are the ones leading the march.

Please Stop Highway Blockades, Pleads First Nations Chief

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. -- A First Nations leader has joined RCMP and fire officials in pleading with Idle No More protesters to refrain from staging blo...

It's Embarrassing How the #IdleNoMore Protest is Being Handled

Anthony Sowan | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada Alberta
Anthony Sowan

Clarify what you are protesting for, or against. I've never seen such a passionate group of people go forward in protest in such disarray, and without clearly stating what it's all about. If it's generally about your need to be consulted, respected, justified for being mistreated, or the preservation of your culture, then let's be out with it and start a constructive discussion.

Idle No More Stages Day Of Action

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - If there's one issue that unites Idle No More protesters, Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence and militant and moderate First Nations alike, it...

Alberta First Nations Take Ottawa To Court Over Treaty Rights

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - Another day, another set of new aboriginal challenges for the Harper government.Two First Nations from Alberta filed court documents Tuesday ...

Idle No More Retaliation? First Nation Flag Shredded On Mayor's Lawn

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Alberta

REDWOOD MEADOWS, Alta. - A community southwest of Calgary is taking extra security precautions after a flag from a nearby reserve was found shredded o...

Chief Says Failing Health Means Meeting With Harper Must Come Soon

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Efforts to broker a solution to end a 24-day-old hunger strike by Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence have foundered.First Nations leaders had ...

Come Together, Chief Urges

CBC | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Impact

Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence is urging unity among protesters and aboriginal leaders in the grassroots Idle No More movement, as she enters day 2...

Mohawk Idle No More Protest Blocks Traffic In Montreal

CBC | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Politics

Dozens of members of the Kahnawake Mohawk community blocked traffic today in Montreal as part of the national Idle No More movement, in protest of a f...

Idle No More Is Not Just an "Indian Thing"

Wab Kinew | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada
Wab Kinew

What is "Idle No More"? To me this conversation is more than just an "Indian Thing." It is one that Canadians of all backgrounds should pay attention to, if not participate in. The ideals that are underlying this action are ones to which we all aspire, even if we may disagree on how exactly to pursue them.

Idle No More Movement Revs Up

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2013 | Canada Politics

First Nations activists are gearing up for a week of rallies as a growing grassroots movement known as Idle No More continues to draw communities acro...