"Idle No More" evening news story Friday, Dec. 28

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Fri, 12/28/2012

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.

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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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