Idle No More Protest

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...

Idle No More Anniversary Sees Divisions Emerging

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

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 th...

Idle No More Group Protests Fracking

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

About a dozen people from an Idle No More group based on the Akwesasne Mohawk reserve are marching today against shale gas exploration. They blocked...

New Brunswick Fracking Protest Broken Up With Force, Weapons and Arrests

Small Change Fund | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Small Change Fund

New Brunswick is normally seen as a quiet little province that does not get a lot of attention. That changed Thursday when the world watched in horror...

Marathon Idle No More Trek Gets Results

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Wrapped in ceremonial white, hooded jackets, nearly 300 young people arrived Monday on Parliament Hill to cap off a marathon winter trek thro...

Welcome Back, Ottawa

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - First Nations protesters chanted, danced and waved placards and banners on the snowy pavement in front of the Parliament Buildings on Monday ...

B.C. Split On Idle No More

CBC | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A nationwide CBC News/Nanos online survey suggests British Columbians are divided in the their view of the Idle No More movement and nearly two thirds...

The Economic Cost of Idle No More

Steve Lafleur | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada Politics
Steve Lafleur

Protestors associated with the Idle No More movement disrupted traffic to the Ambassador Bridge today. The disruption was planned from 11a.m. to 2p.m. While disrupting traffic may seem harmless enough, it comes with substantial costs.

Canadians Lined Up Against Idle No More

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.17.2013 | Canada Politics

As Idle No More revs up across Canada, a new poll reveals Canadians aren't exactly behind the demonstrations. And money management on First Nations re...

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...

Calgary Inner City Bridge Blockaded

CBC | Posted 03.14.2013 | Canada Alberta

Calgary Police are investigating whether charges will be laid following an Idle No More protest on Saturday that blocked the 14 Street Bridge. ...

'They're Going To Destroy Our Aboriginal Rights'

CBC | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A group of several hundred Idle No More protesters took to Vancouver's streets this afternoon, calling for better treatment of aboriginal people as th...

Idle No More Protesters Set To Step Up Pressure Today

CBC | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada Impact

As members of the federal government and First Nations community met behind closed doors today, demonstrators marched in communities across Canada in ...

Bicker No More -- Let's Talk Solutions

Doug Thomas | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada Politics
Doug Thomas

Now that Prime Minister Harper is at least dragging his feet toward a January 11 meeting with aboriginal chiefs, we continue to see government and aboriginal leaders contradict each other about the effectiveness and sincerity of government efforts. The problem is a very complex one. Some of the complications result from imperfections in the performance of the aboriginal chiefs and some from imperfections in the performance of Canadian government chiefs. However, none will be resolved until both sides decide to talk openly and to trust one another. Did I mention that I am an idealist?

Should Idle No More Include African Canadians?

Rachel Décoste | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

There is a small but vocal fringe in the Idle No More movement which advocates for the deportation of said "settlers". This unfortunate sentiment has turned potential friends into foes -- especially in the black community where it's a chilling reminder of the first time Africans were forced to traverse the Middle Passage. The similarities between aboriginals and black Canadians abound: both were oppressed people, both were driven/captured from their homelands by mostly Europeans. Both were dehumanized and denigrated as wild, suspicious and uncivilized.

Is Idle No More The New Occupy Wall Street?

CBC | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Impact

As Idle No More protests continue to grow, comparisons are being made to the grassroots Occupy Wall Street movements that sprang up across the globe i...

Police Idle At Idle No More Protest: Judge

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada Impact

TORONTO - An Ontario judge who has issued two injunctions to end blockades of critical rail arteries is slamming police for not ending the aboriginal ...

LOOK: Protesters Occupy Busy Station

CBC | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Idle No More protesters filled Vancouver's Waterfront Station on Wednesday afternoon in an effort to draw more attention to their concerns. ...

Idle No More Protesters Block Quebec Tracks

CBC | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Impact

Protesters supporting Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence's hunger strike are blocking a rail line in Quebec's Gaspé region today, in the latest demons...

Idle No More Protesters Block Main Rail Line Between Toronto And Montreal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2013 | Canada Impact

BELLEVILLE, Ont. - Via Rail says its trains have begun moving again after the main rail line between Toronto and Montreal was blocked by protesters.Vi...

Theresa Spence Calls For Solidarity Protests

CBC | Posted 02.28.2013 | Canada Impact

As First Nations Chief Theresa Spence's hunger strike continues, the chief called for weekend solidarity protests from all Canadians to force Prime Mi...

Nova Scotia Reserves Fasting To Support Theresa Spence

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2013 | Canada Impact

MILLBROOK, N.S. - Members of the Mi'kmaq First Nation will begin a four-day fast today in support of a northern Ontario chief staging a hunger strike ...

Minister Concerned About Theresa Spence

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan expressed concern on Tuesday for the health of a northern Ontario First Nation chief who is on a hung...

'Stand Up For What Your Rights Are'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.23.2013 | Canada Impact

SARNIA, Ont. - Members of a southwestern Ontario First Nation stepped up a protest in Sarnia, marching through the streets on the fourth day of their ...

Idle No More Protesters Recall Oka Crisis

CBC | Posted 02.21.2013 | Canada Impact

Protests for the national Idle No More movement continue today, as Mohawks from Quebec's Kanesatake community return to the infamous site of the 1990 ...