150+ Canadians Day 03: Idle No More

Idle No More contributes to peace by asserting Indigenous rights, Nation to Nation treaties, and protecting the land and water.#Canada150

The movement was initiated by activists Nina Wilson, Sheelah Mclean, Sylvia McAdam, and Jessica Gordon in November 2012, during a teach-in at Station 20 West in Saskatoon called “Idle No More”, held in response to the Harper Government’s introduction of Bill C-45 amending the navigable waterways act.

As a grass roots protest it has grown to focus on native sovereignty, the environment and the education and revitalization of indigenous peoples through awareness and empowerment. They specifically bring the viewpoint of aboriginal women to these issues.

Idle no more protesters marching along Government Street in Victoria, BC on December 21, 2012. Source: Wikipedia