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.

Featuring:

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

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