Idle No More – Solidarity -

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The Idle No More movement is the most important thing to happen in 2012 and maybe in our lifetime.

Idle No More began as a protest to bill C-45. First Nations People in Canada are taking to the streets, to Parliament buildings, Art Galleries,  and Malls across this nation. They are standing up for their rights. The rights of the land, air and water and the future for All Canadians.

A photo started going around Facebook this week with information about Attiwapiskat Chief Theresa Spenc and her hunger strike. She wants to meet with Prime Minister Steven Harper. She wants the Government of Canada to respect the land rights treaty. She is doing this to draw attention to her issues that are issues for all Canadians. 

Wab Kinew explains the Idle No More protests.

 #IdleNoMore is about the Environment

Idle No More started in part because of outrage that Bill C-45 reduced the number of federally protected waterways. The environment continues to be a regular topic at Idle No More protests. Dr. Pam Palmater, one of the leading voices in the Idle No More conversation, argues this is indigenous environmentalism is significant since the crown has a duty to consult with Aboriginal people before natural resource projects proceed. She says, “First Nations are Canadians’ last, best hope of protecting the land, water, sky and plants and animals for their future generations as well.”