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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
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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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