Idle No More has sparked an awakening of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples internationally in support for democracy, human rights, and social and environmental justice. It has raised global consciousness and served as an invitation to communities in North America (Turtle Island) and around the world to participate in local education and activism as part of a powerful, inspiring, and growing social and environmental movement.
Idle No More has joined with Defenders of the Land (a network of rural land-based Indigenous communities fighting to protect their lands and rights) to launch Sovereignty Summer, an education and action-based campaign focused on Indigenous Rights and in defense of Mother Earth. Building on the momentum and enthusiasm of the Idle No More Winter and Spring towards a strategic and effective next stage of this movement...
For Immediate Release
Calgary, Alberta – June 5th, 6th & 7th, 2013, at Olympic Plaza, 228 – 8 Avenue SE, Idle No More and Concerned Canadians in solidarity with the Hupacasath will be holding Rallies and Round Dances.
In September of 2012, Prime Minister Harper and China’s President Wu signed a treaty entitled the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPPA). This treaty would lock Canada into a 31-year deal with China. FIPPA passed through Parliament without serious scrutiny or debate. However, it has not yet been ratified; the only thing standing in the way of FIPPA is the Hupacasath, a small group of First Nation people on the west coast. The Hupacasath have taken the federal government to court over FIPPA, and the hearings are underway, June 5th, 6th and 7th, 2013.Read more