Making Contact

Making Contact – Idle No More

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In the winter of 2012, flash mob round dances, demonstrations, hunger strikes, and blockades swept Canada.  What began as a protest against new laws seen as curtailing environmental protections and infringing indigenous sovereignty, quickly grew into a movement for indigenous rights and environmental justice.  On this edition, Sylvia McAdam, one of the founders of Idle No More, tells the story of the movement.


Sylvia McAdam, Idle No More co-founder; Charm Logan, Idle No More activist; Harsha Walia, Immigrants in Support of Idle No More activist.

More information:

Idle No More

Documentary on Idle No More

Canadian Parliament Bill C-4

Round Dance and Flash Mob

Q&A on Bill C-45

The Canadian Progressive

Tar Land

Why Canada’s Indigenous Uprising Is About All of Us

Why First Nations Movement Is Our Best Chance for Clean Land and Water


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