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Canadian Artists Statement of Solidarity with Idle No More

We, the undersigned Canadian writers, filmmakers, dancers, musicians, and artists call on all Canadians to join us in unequivocally supporting the demands and actions of the First Nations’ Idle No More movement for healthy, just, equitable, and sustainable communities.

We recognize that our identity as Canadian artists is coloured by the shameful and continued history of injustice and colonialism, and support the Idle No More movement's demands that Canadians honour and fulfill Indigenous sovereignty, repair violations against land and water, and live the intent and spirit of our Treaty relationship.

We also call on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to meet with First Nations peoples and their representatives in the intended spirit of the original Treaties, as sovereign nations. We agree with Idle No More’s contention that recent legislation proposed and passed by the Canadian Government, including Bill C-45, violates those sacred and sovereign Treaties.

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  • Lanelle Rishna
    commented 2015-05-27 17:16:08 -0700
    They have been doing that since always, and that probably is a good thing tho.
  • Metivier Maria
    commented 2015-01-02 13:41:28 -0800
    Thank you for this info
  • Derek Stephen McPhail
    commented 2014-05-29 17:42:22 -0700
    As a mixed-blood Canajun musician, writer & filmmaker, I wish to add my whole-hearted support to this Statement of Solidarity with the inspired efforts of the “Idle No More” movement; on behalf of all on and off reserve Canadian First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities.
  • David Anderson
    commented 2014-03-08 16:30:01 -0800
    Support First Nations! These artist do. And so do I, and so does Clay & Paper Theatre. Demand that the government rescind Bill C-45.
  • Cathryn Murdoch
    commented 2013-08-29 15:10:56 -0700
    United We Rise
    Many Different Shades
    Forming Rainbow Colours
    All Year Around
    Cherish Healing
    Cherish Life
    Cherish Each Other
    For Collective Consciousness
    In Solidarity