Making Contact, for June 7, 2013 - 1:30pm
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In the winter of 2012, flash mob round dances, demonstrations, hunger strikes, and blockades swept Canada. What began as a protest against new laws seen as curtailing environmental protections and infringing indigenous sovereignty, quickly grew into a movement for indigenous rights and environmental justice. On this edition, Sylvia McAdam, one of the founders of Idle No More, tells the story of the movement.
Sylvia McAdam, Idle No More co-founder; Charm Logan, Idle No More activist; Harsha Walia, Immigrants in Support of Idle No More activist.
Idle No More
Documentary on Idle No More
Canadian Parliament Bill C-4
Round Dance and Flash Mob
Q&A on Bill C-45
The Canadian Progressive
Why Canada’s Indigenous Uprising Is About All of Us
Why First Nations Movement Is Our Best Chance for Clean Land and Water