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Idle No More-- The Indigenous People's Revolution Begins


Society & Culture  (tags: climate, healthconditions, Sustainabililty, nature, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', politics, news, activists, corruption )

Michael
- 680 days ago - opednews.com
Idle No More is a very exciting development that is spreading around the world. T Opednews.com hopes to cover the actions and developments of this exciting movement and encourages participation to unite common causes.



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Debbie Hogan (118)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 7:21 am
Well done, ladies. This has been a long time coming. How incredibly unconstitutional and selfish. Seems the more things change, the more they stay the same. Sadly but certainly seems the case for indigenous peoples. I hope this brave new movement whose time has come will change that for the better.
 

Mike S. (86)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 8:31 am
Thank you very much for this post Michael. North American First Nations have long been marginalized, abused and ignored. Idle No More is standing up and saying "ENOUGH!" and I stand with them 100%. (I am Metis).
 

Jim Phillips (3203)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 8:42 am
Good for them.

They need to defeat Bill C-45 which attacked the land base reserved for Indigenous people.

Ty, Michael.
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Michela m. (3949)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 8:54 am
Noted
 

Penny C. (80)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 9:29 am
Thank you to these courageous ladies.
 

Richard Zane Smith (86)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 9:33 am
Yes there is some good news!
There is an awakening going on across Indian Country...but time will tell whether or not it turns into a fully roused WAKEupNOW to whats happened to us from years of forced assimilation and soft propaganda. Colonizing governments have made us good-obedient ndns, pawns for their military, and pacified to silence by occaisonal "benefits", weakened by newer conquest-based tribal structured governments, unhealthy addictions, soft living and an overall cloud of depression and hopelessness.
We have a long way to go ...but maybe ...just maybe there will be an awakening before all treaties are dust.
Too many think this is just about "getting more money". No its about the LAND we are losing connection with.
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 9:49 am
noted,thanks Michael
 

. (0)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 9:59 am
Thanks Michael and kudos to those wonderful, brave women for standing up.
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 10:13 am

I this about a week beck along with a few other articles about this great transition from being those who suffer in silence, to this transitional movement with a voice.
 

Dave C. (224)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 11:13 am
Power to these women!!!! Power to the people!!!! Power to the indigenous peoples, it is really their land let us figure out how to save it......
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 11:16 am
Within the article

It became very evident that the women MUST do something about the colonial, unilateral and paternalistic legislation being pushed through the Government of Canada's parliamentary system.

My comment:

The Patriarchal system alone is not in balance and the women have been marginalized, the indigeneous of whom most are under a Matriarchal system are marginalized. Indeed, it will take women of all societies to rise up to lead and we depend on enough of the men to understand that it will be a better way of life for all living beings to join us in this.

Is a reason I run a monthly Womens Circle and have women of all ages that gather each month. We need to have many Circles all over the USA and in other Countries. Matriarchal societies take into account all that makes a full and loving society, patriarchal alone will give us what we are seeing. Wars, famines, unjust laws, inequality, the rape of our environments, there is a reason the Earth is called Mother. We are of the Earth we need to nurture and bring forth this energy into all levels of society.

 

Abdessalam Diab (154)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 11:46 am
indigenous peoples must have their rights, it is really their land and every body is invited to stand firm beside them and to figure out how to save it. Thanks Michael for this post.
 

Craig Pittman (46)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 12:07 pm
Thanks Michael. This could well mark the tipping point. I so very much hope so. The Canadian government has dragged its heal ,since the Europeans created the country, in settling native land claims. It's a just cause and one I actively support. Idle No More~!!!
 

Brian M. (202)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 12:13 pm
As more and more native people rise up, anglos who care about mother earth also need to join them and to support them in the universal struggle to stop this madness of greed and environmental devastation. The way of earth is the way of life. Anything else only leads to death.
 

tasunka m. (337)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 12:14 pm
noted with pleasure
thanks Michael
 

Ros G. (87)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 1:03 pm
Thanks Michael - Indigenous people around the world are becoming more vocal at what has happened to their lands since colonization - and we should stand with them to give them an even greater voice
 

Henriette Matthijssen (148)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 1:16 pm
I read this link as well a few days ago: Canada is run by Zionist as the US is! All for greed! Thanks Michael for posting!

The Rumor Mill News Reading Room
Canada: Rothschild Zionist Prime Minister Harper, Launches First Nations 'Termination Plan'
 

Henriette Matthijssen (148)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 1:19 pm
I try the link again as it does not work.

Canada: Rothschild Zionist Prime Minister Harper, Launches First Nations 'Termination Plan'
 

Henriette Matthijssen (148)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 1:21 pm
Copy & paste the link as I cannot get it to activate properly!

http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bi/forum.cgi?read=266356
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (280)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 2:19 pm
well said Dandelion
 

Yvonne White (232)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 2:23 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Dandelion because you have done so within the last week.
This movement gives me hope!:)
 

Mary T. (185)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 3:13 pm
Thanks Michael for the great post.
 

Angelika R. (144)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 3:21 pm
Great news! Thrilled to read positive news about Indian country, thx so much Michael. I couldn't agree more with previous comments and it is even more than the land they'll be losing connection with, as Richard said. With the land, their entire way of live would slowly go away.
Just before Xmas I was happy to read that the tribes also succeeded in saving the sacred headwaters in BC from Shell's drilling. They were first to rise up and with the help of over 100000 online activists and Forest Ethics work had the BC govt. stop Shell. I posted this then (http://www.care2.com/news/member/153110506/3502527)
Yes, IDLE NO MORE is a must in the future- lets all support them whereever we can!
 

Mariette G. (150)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 3:27 pm
Noted, thanks Michael!
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 4:08 pm
Excellent, and kudos to them.
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 4:10 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

Lyn Z. (293)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 6:50 pm
Noted, Thanks Michael
 

Michael A. (29)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 8:15 pm
Fully noted buddy!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 8:58 pm
More power to them all
 

Bianca D. (86)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 8:59 pm
Excellent. Thank you Michael.
 

Michael Carney (211)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 9:50 pm
Bravo, Ladies...
 

Alexandra Rodda (177)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 10:54 pm
What action can we take now t support them? Donations? Signing petitions.
Hope we hear from them soon.
 

Pat A. (116)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:59 am
"Currently, this government is trying to pass many laws so that reserve lands can also be bought and sold by big companies to get profit from resources. They are promising to share this time"Why would these promises be different from past promises? We will be left with nothing but poisoned water, land and air. This is an attempt to take away sovereignty and the inherent right to land and resources from First Nations peoples."

I agree BUT it surely isn't just that profits should be shared with tribes whose land it is - BUT that the tribes should say if any development comes on their land or not AND they should be able to compel the companies to clean up everything to be as pure as before they started. It is THEIR land!!!
 

Cal Mendelsohn (1001)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 3:15 am
So excited to see this. First time I remember since AIM under Russell Means int he '70's that I remember such a movement for native rights and the environment. I wanted to see ow to get involved, so if anyone has info please spilll.
 

Arild Warud (169)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 3:46 am
Thanks for the post Michael and bravissimo Dandelion.
 

Michael Dewey (1034)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 4:02 am
Cal hope OWS can get together with this also. There is even more common ground with OWS and The Tea Party rank and file (Not its elected leaders who sold them out.) then what many people think. Both know that the system is broken at the top. I really don't think the causes of what is breaking things is hard to see today, for they tie right into raping of Native Lands. (Sure some Tea Party folks of too extreme for this Space Cowboy.)

Some have said things in this article could tie both groups together. OWS is going to be what the people make it.
 

Jim Phillips (3203)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 5:20 am
Two White House petitions:

First Nations
Bill C-45

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/call-canadian-pm-stephen-harper-meet-chief-theresa-spence-behalf-first-nations-people-everywhere/RSBfDsyt

Idle No More | Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/pressure-ca-prime-minister-stephen-harper-meet-immediately-first-nations-chief-theresa-spence-she/M7VyzVz8

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Cathy Aronson (62)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 7:38 am
Noted. How sad that the Government will sell the land with the promise to share the proceeds...lies like this are why we have "reservations" here in the US...let's take the Native's lands away from them, and then force them to live in a designated area. You are not just taking the land, you are taking a way of life away. Bravo for these ladies to stand up and bring this to the attention of all!
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:47 pm
noted
 

Brian M. (202)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:57 pm
The Idle No More uprising is proof that, even after centuries of extermination and persecution by an invasive, alien culture and its dominator government, the people are still here. They have pride. Their spirits have not been broken.
 

Jane H. (138)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 3:01 pm
duly noted------the worm is turning , turning, turning!!
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 3:09 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

linda b. (190)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 4:05 pm
Well done and many kudos to these very brave ladies of Idle No More, thanks Micheal for sharing this wonderful news.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 11:28 pm
I wish these women strength and success.
 

Nancy C. (806)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 5:34 am
They are prevalent on fb and been following them there. Thanx Michael and Jim. Shared petitions on fb too...
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 4:12 pm
Thanks, Michael. Comments above suggest combining Occupy with Idle No More....great idea! Other environmental groups should also be joining....this could be a massive worldwide movement. Rather than dissipate due to law enforcement tactics...it will grow exponentially.
 

Caitlin Mac Iver (103)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 4:52 pm
I signed the petitions that Jim Phillips posted above. It is so encouraging that the First Peoples are rising up to regain their rightful place in these societies that have treated them so shamefully. It's a long haul because lost dignity compounds over generations and a sense of dignity has to be built up again over generations. We are seeing the result of very hard personal works culminating in well-designed action. Hurrah for the human spirit that will not stay buried! Thanks, Michael, and all who rejoice with this cause.
 

Nancy Black (303)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 8:31 pm
Noted, tweeted, read, tweeted, and shared. I also signed Jim's petitions. Kudos to a group of strong, intelligent, determined women who have the courage to stand up for their convictions.
 

Little Mermaid (51)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 3:43 pm
Thanks, noted.
 

Yvonne F. (177)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 4:46 am
Great post, Michael! Thanks for that! And well said both Debbie and Dandelion!
 
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