Canada’s aboriginal protest movement explodes (With Video Report from Toronto)

Photo: Canada’s aboriginal protest movement explodes Poster. SOURCE: Salon.com

From Salon.com (Canada)

WEDNESDAY, JAN 2, 2013 05:00 PM EST BY 

Idle No More has galvanized marches, flashmobs and railway blockades in the fight for indigenous rights

Last month a protest movement exploded across Canada, but little has been made of it by the media below the border. The reason for this, perhaps, is that the issues underpinning the movement are  — quite literally — indigenous to Canada. Under the banner Idle No More, thousands of Canada’s aboriginal peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) and their allies have staged mass demonstrations in cities and towns all around the country in protest of the abusive treatment of indigenous people in Canada by the Canadian government. Mass marches have peacefully taken over the streets in Ottawa, while Round Dance flashmobs (nodding to both traditional indigenous dances and social media-fueled protest practices of late) have popped in around Canada and even in a handful of U.S. cities in solidarity. . . . Read Complete Report

 

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Top to bottom (left to right): (top row) Skyline of Toronto from Lake Ontario; (middle row) Toronto City Hall, Ontario Legislative Building, Casa Loma; (bottom row) Prince Edward Viaduct, Scarborough Bluffs. SOURCE: Wikipedia (Public Domain)

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Idle No More Toronto Shuts Down Dundas Square -2013 New Years Day

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Published on Jan 2, 2013

Jan 1,2013- Idle No More – Toronto On News Years Day!

Check out that crowd!! Idle No More FlashMob Round Dance and candlelight vigil for Chief Theresa Spence Shut down Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto as part of the #IdleNoMore rallies happening in support with First Nations across Canada and the world.

“Hundreds of people gathered on New Years Day in Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square, many of aboriginal heritage but nearly as many not, joining hands in round dances and lighting candles to honour Chief Theresa Spence, who was on day 22 of her hunger strike demanding Prime Minister Stephen Harper meet with aboriginal leaders.”
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/idle-no-more-protests-beyond-con…

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  1. Anonymous says:

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