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Idle No More has spread beyond Canada as a movement for indigenous activists and environmentalists around the world. This week, McAdam and her colleagues were honoured by Foreign Policy magazine.
Idle No More organizers Patricia Shepard and Reyna Crow were arrested on New Year’s Eve after entering the Mall of America following a press conference they held outside of the massive shopping center in Bloomington, Minn. Their arrests came exactly one year after last year’s New Year’s Eve Idle No More round dance at the Mall, in which nearly a thousand Native people and allies flooded.
Idle No More began as a series of teach-ins protesting legislation that would erode indigenous sovereignty. To support the movement, many tribal members within the United States have also held rallies — most recently in California, Oregon and Montana in November 2013, with others occurred in Washington, D.C. and several other states across the country and around the world.
The Nishiyuu walk represents another difference in the media coverage of Idle No More, which is the importance and relevance of the movement. Sentiments like Matchewan’s comments on First Nations unity appear throughout Windspeaker publications, in APTN broadcasts, and in the academic literature that discusses Idle No More.
Simpson speaking at an Idle No More protest in Peterborough Ontario. Leanne: I’m not sure focusing on imminent ecological collapse is motivating Canadians to change if you look at the spectrum of climate change denial across society. It is spawning a lot of apocalypse movies, but I think it is so overwhelming and traumatic to think about, that perhaps people shut down to cope.
Separate and equal nations: The academic theory behind Idle No More It is a realm in which it is uncontroversial to call Canada an illegitimate, racist, colonial power, or to claim its government.