As the Idlenomore movement spreads all over the world there will be many more Rallies. Eventually our mainstream media will have to cover the Idlenomore Movement! Call your local Hereditary Chiefs and/or Band Council and Leaders in your community to get involved!
Idle No More began with 4 women, Nina Wilson, Sheelah Mclean, Sylvia McAdam and Jessica Gordon, sharing a vision of bringing together all people to ensure we create ways of protecting Mother Earth, her lands, waters and people. The women began discussing the possible impacts that some of the legislation would carry if people do not do something. It became very evident that the women MUST do something about the colonial, unilateral and paternalistic legislation being pushed through the Government of Canada’s parliamentary system. They began with a piece of legislation called Bill C-45 which attacked the land base reserved for Indigenous people.
The women decided that they would call a rally to inform the public that this bill intended to, without consent give the minister of Indian affairs power to surrender the lands reserved. They felt that this would ultimately make room for oil, nuclear and gas industries to tear up the land for profit. From this rally they also informed the public on other legislation that affected and ignored the treaties made with the crown but also the waters, land and people that it would impact in very harmful ways.Read The Rest HereTestimony:
Good Morning People, Idle No More is going global, the Moari of New Zealand, the Sami of Norway, Now London, England has set up a Support Page on FB as well, there is a massive protest scheduled to align with our National protests on Dec 21st in Los Angeles as well as Minneapolis-St.Paul. WE ARE NOT ALONE and we must keep the fires burning. We must continue until we take this gov't down. I saw a post on the London page from the "Nights Templar", overwhelming. Last nights Flash Mob and Candle Light Vigil has gone viral People, what a proud moment for Treaty #4. Much love for our people. ekosi ~Roger W Ross~Planned Events:Edmonton:
Idlenomore FlashMob Round Dance at 6pm. Tuesday, December 18th at The West Edmonton Mall. By the Ship at WEM, bigger circumference.Ottawa:
Round dance IdleNoMore RT “,,,Epochehns: Round dance at the Parliament this THURSDAY ,,,10! Please show up n spread the word!”Toronto:
Idle No More Round Dance Flash Mob! Friday Dec 21, 2012 at 12:00 PM noon! at Dundas Sq. Flashmob Round Dance at CornWall Centre in Regina on FacebookPiikani Alberta:
United Peace Rally and Blockade Thursay December 20, 2012 11:am - ? On Highway East Side Entrance into Brocket down highway 3 toward main entrance to the Community Hall.
Schedule for tomorrow! Bus arrives at admin at 8 pick up in macleod at 830. Drop off for march at 11. Text if you have questions 5872572229Saskatchewan File Hills Area:
By Courtney Mckay and Kooters Ironquil
Friday, December 21, 2012 Peepeekisis FN will be hosting a rally for the File Hills Area ,,, Highway 10 File Hills SaskatchewanLondon UK:
By Deepa Naik
Friday, December 21, 2012 8:30am until 9:am in UTC. ‘Canada Gate’ Entrance to Green Park from the Mall.
Rally to STOP BILL C-45
By Darla Goodwin
Sunday, December 23, 2012 10:00am until 1:00pm
‘Vancouver Art Gallery’ 750 Hornby Street
Official site Please visit for updates Official FB Updates
Rally to STOP Bill C-45
This gathering will be to bring information forward in regards to the implications of what this means to the people and the earth. Many women living in the area are involved in putting together this gathering. we will give thanks to the creator, and speak to the issues. Ocean Side Dakota Drum will sing for our Mother Earth. We are asking that the people make signs, invite your family and friends, ask non-indigenous peoples to come and hear what is going on and to support us in our Legal right to fight for our lands, the waters the air. If we are in solidarity, if we stand with one another and only think about the future generations and the responsibility we have to them we will not fail. We are all our relations voice at this time.Ottawa Ontario:
Aboriginal Peoples' Commission
By Tori Cress
We will begin ,,, 12 noon with a Traditional Ceremony to be held on Victoria Island.
Following the ceremony at 1:30pm, a March/walk 1.2 km's will begin to Parliament Hill (with the required Police escort) Speeches, Presentations & Entertainers upon arrival on The Hill. A Feast will be at 5pm at a Odawa Native Friendship Centre. Catering will be provided by Cezin Nottaway our catering Contact. Food donations are welcome and encouraged.Mission and Plan of Action
IDLE NO MORE
Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water. Colonization continues through attacks to Indigenous rights and damage to the land and water. We must repair these violations, live the spirit and intent of the treaty relationship, work towards justice in action, and protect Mother Earth.
On December 10th, Indigenous people and allies stood in solidarity across Canada to assert Indigenous sovereignty and begin the work towards sustainable, renewable development. All people will be affected by the continued damage to the land and water and we welcome Indigenous and non-Indigenous allies to join in creating healthy sustainable communities. We encourage youth to become engaged in this movement as you are the leaders of our future. There have always been individuals and groups who have been working towards these goals. Idle No More seeks to create solidarity and further support these goals. We recognize that there may be backlash, and encourage people to stay strong and united in spirit.
Join us At the Rally on Parliament Hill December 21st.
Idlenomore - Bus to Ottawa from Regina
December 19 at 2pm until December 23 at 11am in CSTCall for Action by Chiefs on FBMinneapolis:
Location: Canadian Consulate General, Minneapolis
Address: 704 4th Ave. S
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm.Los Angeles:
IDLE NO MORE
1000s of Warriors are coming to LA! WHY: to protest the legislation being proposed by Canadian Prime Minister Harper's government that will essentially finalize the genocide and assimilation of the Indigenous peoples of Canada...UNIFY TURTLE ISLAND!
This is a peaceful, yet focused gathering. Everyone is welcome!
WHERE: 550 South Hope Street, 9th Floor. Los Angeles, California 90071 United States of America
Friday December 21, 2012 ,,, 12 NOON
MCs - Red Cloud & Gray Wolf
Opening Songs, Opening Elders prayer
OPENING SPEAKER: Representative from Host Nation
Canadian representative: Dr. Alex Wilson (Cree)- Idle No More Canadian Representative
AFN speaker Danita Nez
Melinda Gopher Blackfeet/Chippewa (Montana First Woman Congressional Runner Speaker)
Brock Conway Blackfeet Activist Organizer
College UCLA Speaker
Blood Elder Speaker
Blackfeet Elder Speaker
Northern Aboriginal Tribe Speakers
Honor songs for our Travelers
Invited Actors Speaking
Introduction Bands and Performers
Introductions of Andrea Montoyo Percussion Group
Honor songs & Round Dance Songs
Saturday December 22, 2012 ,,, 12 NOON
MCs - Dr. Robert Mcdonald & Steve Reevis
Opening Elders Prayer
Special Guest Appearance! (Original Longest Walker 1978)
Honor Song By Robert Mcdonald
2 more songs by Robert Mcdonald
Introduction of Tribal Elders by Brock Conway(Blackfeet Activist)
Introduction By Robert Mcdonald of Actors and Community Speakers and Leaders
Special Guest event by Gray Wolf
Special Guest Event by Rocky Navajo
Special Guest Event by Red Cloud
Special Guest Event by Crystal Lightning
Closing Ceremonial Songs!More Here
Media Coverage:macleansHuffington PostAPTNEdmonton JournalRabbleIndian Country TodayFB Idlenomore CommunityTestimony:
Union of Postal Workers, Autoworkers, National Public Employees Union. Who is next? The non nation people are awakening too, and they believe you are the only hope for saving our environment.
The Statement CUPW delivered to Chief Spence: 'The Canadian Union of Postal Workers honour Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat for her courageous stand in defense of the land against the moral bankruptcy of the Canadian state. We recognize the racist and genocidal history of Canada and that the attempts to assimilate and silence Indigenous voices have been rife with failure and abuse. The ongoing theft of Indigenous lands, the refusal to honour agreements made in the name of the British Crown reveal a sadly dishonest and indefensible relationship. It seems nothing is sacred in the eyes of the greedy.
Now this latest government after their so-called "apology" without substance are making another kind of attempt to forever extinguish rights and title to your land while continuing the poverty, illness, homelessness, disappearances of Indigenous women, and imprisonment that it has wrought. Everyone who identifies as "Canadian" should be deeply ashamed of this sad performance but shame is not enough.
Our organization will not lend our name to that destruction or defend a morally bankrupt government and system. We will not be a party to traumatizing whole populations and can no longer deny or remain silent over the fact the homes of the settlers were built on the ruins of others.
No re-writing of history will change what we all know. These territories were unjustly seized and exploited while accompanied by ongoing attempts to erase history. We hope that we will learn better to develop customs and practices to guide our relationship. When Indigenous peoples stand to defend the land and Mother Earth it is our duty to stand with them in order to de-colonize ourselves and recognize this complicity of silence that has occurred for generations is not acceptable.
We honour you Chief Spence, driven to this measure, and with humility and gratitude thank you for your courageous defense of the knowledge you have kept alive, for trying to protect places that future generations will enjoy and though it is maybe not your intent, to know that your actions are now speaking for all of us, for everyone who wants and deserves a sustainable way of life in harmony and respect with the earth. We add our name to those who will not stand for taking away sovereignty and the inherent right to land and resources from First Nations peoples in this abusive and indefensible relationship.
In solidarity and gratitude,
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Picture Below: Testimony
Idle No More. I Met Martin Heavy Head by Taber. He is Hitch Hiking to Ottawa to be a Voice for our Treaty Rights. Picked him up and he rode with us to the outskirts of Medicine Hat. And he continued on his way. What a great guy, Just a example of the passion people have to keep this Idle No More to be accomplished. Say a prayer for this man. He has a long Journey ahead.
Chiefs arriving at PM Harper's home at 24 Sussex in Ottawa Monday to hand deliver a letter from the AFN requesting a meeting with Harper, the Gov General & FN Leaders. Taped it to gate w RCMP present.
This is the powerful emergence of a FN movement against the political, legal, cultural and environmental injustice happening in Canada. Follow: Idle No More All is one. Photo credit: @Zack Embree