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Idle No More wins Samara’s Best Democratic Moment of 2012

When Samara started the “Best Moment in Canadian Democracy” contest in 2011, the Arab Spring had just begun. Reflecting on these uprisings in the Middle East, an American in Samara’s community emailed to thank us for this contest, noting it was important to remember to be vigilant and celebrate democracy... Read more
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Despite heavy RCMP presence Mi’kmaq, Maliseet continue anti-fracking protests in New Brunswick

It was another day of protest in New Brunswick as Mi’kmaq, Maliseet and their supporters voiced their opposition to shale gas exploration in Kent County. About 100 people have gathered near the town of Birch Ridge, NB, where SWN Resources Canada and their subcontractors have equipment and vehicles used for... Read more
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Treaty no. 6, 7 and 8 Chiefs Upset with INAC Education Meeting

...Prior to the meeting date, in line with protocol and tradition the Chiefs of Treaty no. 6, 7 and 8 held a pipe ceremony for guidance and understanding. This ceremony was intended to allow our Treaty partners to respect and understand the Chiefs position and to facilitate meaningful dialog. Entering... Read more
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Elijah Harper, key player in Meech Lake accord, dies at 64

Elijah Harper, a former Manitoba MLA and MP who was a key player in defeating the Meech Lake accord, has died at the age of 64. Harper died early Friday in Ottawa as a result of cardiac failure due to diabetes complications, according to a statement released by his family.... Read more
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Idle No More - Round Dance Flash Mob at WEM in Edmonton

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Breaking Down the Indian Act with Russell Diabo

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Giant Rally and Round Dance Toronto

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Beautifully Filmed Seattle Idle No More Event

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Short Inspiring Idle No More Documentary - Grounded News

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First Nations groups prepare for Sovereignty Summer

By Brent Patterson Defenders of the Land, Idle No More and other groups are organizing a 'Sovereignty Summer' for the coming months. Sovereignty Summer spokesperson Clayton Thomas-Muller says, "Communities are getting ready to make a very significant point over the summer." APTN reported last spring, "The Defenders of the Land... Read more
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First Nations won't be idle this summer

Winnipeg Free Press By: Heather Scoffield OTTAWA -- The extent of First Nations unrest this summer depends in large part on how much concrete action Stephen Harper authorizes on entrenching ancient treaty rights, says National Chief Shawn Atleo. In a wide-ranging interview to discuss the relationship with Ottawa, the head... Read more
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Idle No More: Sovereignty Summer

by Laura Flanders May 28th, 2013 Watch video here. After years of attempting to fight for their rights through the Canadian legal system, First Nations across Canada led by the women-led mass movement Idle No More are launching a Summer of Sovereignty, a campaign designed to educate and inspire action... Read more
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