"Idle No More" evening news story Friday, Dec. 28
Yesterday, KBOO news reported on the rapidly growing “Idle No More” movement for Indigenous rights, sovereignty and environmental justice in Canada.
What began in November as a series of teach-ins on impending legislation affecting First Nations people in Saskatchewan, has spread across Canada and into the United States.
The movement has caught fire largely through a uniquely Native form of the Flash Mob, based on the traditional round dance and accompanied by hand-drummers.
The first round-dance-flash-mob in Portland in support of the Canadian indigenous uprising was on Sunday, and another is posted on Facebook for this Monday at Lloyd’s Center at 5:30 p.m.
Yesterday, Chelsea Vowel, a Metis [Metee’] blogger and teacher of Innuit youth in Montreal, spoke about the hunger strike by Attawapiskat chief Theresa Spence, now in its 17th day.
Her fast, begun the day after a “National Day of Solidarity and Resurgence” on December 10, has helped spark actions in solidarity across Canada and around the world.
In Part 2 of his report, today Paul Roland has more on the story and the interview with Ms. Vowel.
links: Chelsea Vowel's blog: http://apihtawikosisan.com
(article referenced on news: "Idle No More: Where do we go from here?" 12/26/12)
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