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Idle No More to spearhead Mother Earth Day commemoration in Ottawa

Mother Earth Day 2013 Ottawa

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  The Idle No More movement for Indigenous rights and sovereignty is scheduled to spearhead the commemoration of Mother Earth Day in Ottawa. Activists are expected to confront the Harper government’s agenda against Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. In an earlier press release, Idle No More explained this insidious agenda: to weaken all collective rights and environmental protections,… Read More

NDP MP urges Harper Conservatives to take Aboriginal claims seriously

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By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  New Democrat Aboriginal Affairs critic, Jean Crowder, is calling on Stephen Harper and the Conservatives to respect Canada`s First Nations. And take their land and other outstanding claims seriously. The full text of Crowder`s motion, tabled in the House of Commons on Thursday: That this House call on the government to: (a) abandon its… Read More

‘Idle No More’ Inspires Canada’s First Nations

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Via Aljazeera / YouTube: An aboriginal protest movement in Canada has captivated the country and gained supporters around the world. But can Idle No More and the rest of Canada’s indigenous community come together and force the government to act? Guests: Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, Pamela Palmater, and Tim Powers. Related: Canada’s Indigenous #IdleNoMore Movement… Read More

Solidarity spring: A Call to action from Idle No More & Defenders of the Land

Idle No More protest on Parliament Hill, Ottawa. December 2012. (Photo: Obert Madondo)

 By: Idle No More | Press Release: Idle No More has sparked an awakening of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples internationally in support for democracy, human rights and environmental protections. In three short months, the movement has succeeded in raising global consciousness through education, cultural resurgence, and democratic political activism. We have shaken the foundations of inequality… Read More