The four founders of Idle No More didn't start out famous. Until flash-mob round dances, prayer circles, and blockades spread across Canada, few people knew Jessica Gordon, Sylvia McAdam, Sheelah McLean, and Nina Wilson. But today, Idle No More is emerging as a powerful movement for the rights of native peoples to protect the lands and waters.
Sarah van Gelder is Co-Founder and Editor at Large of YES! Magazine and author of the new book The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000 Mile Journey Through a New America (Berrett Koehler 2017). She writes a bi-weekly column for YES! You can follow her on her blog and on twitter. Sarah speaks at events in the U.S. and internationally, and interviews regularly on radio and television.
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