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Idle No More Calls for a Day of Ceremony

Idle No More Issue a Call to all Pipe Carriers, Keepers of Bundles, Sweat Lodges, and Ceremonies
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National Idle No More Protest in Ottawa

A large Idle No More march and rally is held in Ottawa with thousands of indigenous peoples from many different nations and with dozens of Canadian non-profits and unions standing with Idle No More. Read more
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Round Dance in West Edmonton Mall

On December 17 a flash mob performed a round dance at the Cornwall Centre shopping mall in Regina. The following day a similar flash mob round dance occurred at West Edmonton Mall. This tactic was also used at the Rideau Centre in Ottawa and St.Vital Centre in Winnipeg. It spread...
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Chief Theresa Spence begins hunger strike

Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation begins a hunger strike to demand a meeting with Prime Minister Harper and the Governor General of Canada to discuss aboriginal rights. Read more
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Idle No More National Day of Action

An Idle No More National Day of Action was planned to coincide with Amnesty International's Human Rights Day and brought thousands of people into the streets in major Canadian cities in Edmonton, Vancouver, Whitehorse, Calgary, Stand Off, Saskatoon, North Battleford, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Toronto and Goose Bay-Happy Valley.  The day... Read more
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First Idle No More Website Launched

Official Idle No More website on Blogger is launched by Shannon Houle.
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Bill C-45 Information Meeting

The Idle No More efforts then continued in Alberta with an information meeting held at the Louis Bull Cree Nation.  The organizer for that event, Tanya Kappo, took to Twitter and Facebook to help generate awareness on the matter as the passage of Bill C45 was imminent.  Kappo says, “the...
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Idle No More Facebook Page Created

The official Idle No More Facebook page was started https://www.facebook.com/IdleNoMoreCommunity
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Idle No More teach-ins and rallies are held

In the week following the first Idle No More event on November 10th, a series of teach-ins and protests are held in other cities, including Regina, Prince Albert, and Winnipeg.
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Idle No More is founded by 4 women

Idle No More began with 4 ladies; Nina Wilson, Sylvia McAdam, Jessica Gordon & Sheelah McLean who felt it was urgent to act on current and upcoming legislation that not only affects our First Nations people but the rest of Canada's citizens, lands and waters. Read more
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First Idle No More Tweet

Jessica Gordon first referenced the name IDLE NO MORE in an October 30th Tweet.
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Hundreds of Years of Resistance

The Idle No More movement grows from strong roots of hundreds of years of indigenous sovereignty and resistance on Turtle Island.   Idle No More is inspired and nourished by countless moments of indigenous resistance to colonization war and environmental destruction and by the traditional knowledge, culture, and spirituality of the...
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