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Idle No More: Indigenous-Led Protests Sweep Canada for Native Sovereignty and Environmental Justice


Environment  (tags: environment, conservation, world, indigenous rights, Canada, protection, nature, humans, green, government, politics, wildlife, Sustainabililty )

Cal
- 632 days ago - democracynow.org
A new campaign for indigenous rights and environmental justice is spreading across Canada. The "Idle No More" movement began as a series of protests against a controversial government budget bill but has since expanded into a nationwide movement for polit



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John B. (215)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 2:46 am
Thanks Cal for the link to the article. Great news and kudos to the First Nation activists. Read and noted.
 

John S. (303)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 4:20 am
Thanks, noted.
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 9:47 am
"Environmental justice."

I like that!
 

Sheila S. (64)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 10:58 am
Once a movement finds it voice, they will become a force to be reckoned with! Kudos to "Idle No More" for taking action. People are taking notice!
 

Dave C. (214)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 11:35 am
thanks......
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 11:53 am
Are you listening Mr. Harper? Of course the point could be mute with the Trans Canada imminent domain activities in Texas. A commodity trader back in October said the Keystone was only a matter of time. It would extend from Alberta through the heartland to Oklahoma and then continue on to south Texas. Of course then there's always the possibility of the Eastern Canadian one.
 

Julie E. (346)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 12:21 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

Mitchell D. (131)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 12:29 pm
It seems to me that this is a very valuable movement, may it thrive.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 1:18 pm
Good for them. That's what it takes to get things going. Otherwise if we rely on authorities to take care of things,... things would never get done or taken care of. We the People need to continue to stand strong for what we want and what we believe in. Thanks Cal
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 1:52 pm
Shared. My grandfathers witnessed their own relatives and other tribes being burned alive by the British whose lives they had saved repeatedly from death by from exposure, starvation and dehydration. Captain John Smith brought these criminals over, and they stole much of the lands for making money from sacred tobacco. These "Christians" all followed he lies that the Romans supplanted of the ways of peace, by taking spiritual ways and replacing them with all that leads us away from the Spirit. Killing people and animals when we have access to veg foods, stealing, degrading, disrespecting life and Nature, the Balance, ignoring the inner regions of the Third Eye, all are blatant crimes against Spirit. We are still being abused, as are the bison, wolf, forests, waters, soils..Anyone who continues to give their money to the animals-killing industries who took over these lands and continue to worsen Earth Mother and conditions for indigenous beings and people, are making horrible decision, Support only ETHICAL people and businesses, PLEASE and restore BALANCE. Meditation and daily choice to be involved exclusively with whatever HELPS LIFE on EARTH is key!
 

Christeen Anderson (488)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 2:32 pm
Yea. Good for them. Thank you for sharing.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 2:43 pm
Good for them. We need more of this down in Texas where homeowners rights are being taken away by eminent domain.
 

Al C. (7)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 3:02 pm
Thanks for this!
 

Luna Lockwood (5)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 3:11 pm
I have always felt a special connection to indigenous tribes, and anyone who valued a connection with the natural world. When I was in second grade I stopped saying the pledge of allegiance. Instead I would stand defiantly, thinking about Native Americans and their way of life. To this day, I wonder what our country, what our world would look like if colonization had been gentler, slower, more sustainable.
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 3:59 pm
Good for them. I'm so happy for them. Thank you Cal.
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 4:39 pm
About time. Thanks.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 5:24 pm
Thanks !!!!!!!
 

Dianne D. (463)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 6:39 pm
Great news. I think people will listen to what they have to say. Sometimes a fresh voice is what is needed for a cause. The law makers get tired of hearing from the rest of us.
 

Tammy Taylor (12)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 7:08 pm
It's no wonder God put the stars and planets out of man's reach ...
 

Pamela C. (75)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 7:34 pm
Thank you, Yvette, I think you said it best.
 

Robert Hardy (67)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 8:17 pm
And who will change the way it is? Who?
 

Nikhil D (2)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 9:58 pm
They deserves rights
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Friday December 28, 2012, 11:44 am
Pay attention Mr. Harper.
 

sandra g. (0)
Friday December 28, 2012, 2:28 pm
They were s much sage than us, white people, so arrogant rtending we are the best and tht we know about

everything, to discover when we study a little, that they already knew all about sometimes centuries ago. we

need so much, to learn to listen and open our hearts.

thanks
 

Muriel Servaege (47)
Friday December 28, 2012, 2:36 pm
Valuable movement. Thank you, Cal.
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Friday December 28, 2012, 4:53 pm
Thx
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Friday December 28, 2012, 4:53 pm
Thx
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 2:45 pm
Thanks
 

Lester Wicks (43)
Friday January 18, 2013, 10:57 am
I totally support Idle No More! Someone has to take a stand for Mother Earth and Equal Rights for all People! I promise to be Idle No More!
 
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