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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Background on Idle No More

Idle No More began with 4 ladies who felt it was urgent to act on current and upcoming legislation that not only affects our First Nations people but the rest of Canada's citizens, lands and waters.

Our focus is on grassroots voices, treaty and sovereignty, it began with the most urgent bill to initiate attention to all other legislation, we held rallies to generate discussion and provide information. We then decided a nation wide event was garnered so all could participate. The National Day of Solidarity & Resurgence is set aside to oppose all legislation and to build solidarity while asserting our inherent rights and nationhood while protecting our lands for all people.

These colonial forms of legislation that the government expected to unilaterally impose on us has brought us together, to stand together.

1 comment:

  1. Mr. Harper THIS WAS DELIVERED BY YOU A FEW YEARS AGO. WHERE IS THE FOUNDATION OF THIS NEW RELATIONSHIP, THE RESPECT YOUR SPEAK OF TO BUILDING A STRONGER CANADA FOR ALL OF US. The Government recognizes that the absence of an apology has been an impediment to healing and reconciliation," said Prime Minister Harper. "Years of work by survivors, communities and Aboriginal organizations culminated in an Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. These are the foundations of a new relationship between Aboriginal people and other Canadians, a relationship based on knowledge of our shared history, a respect for each other and a desire to move forward together with a renewed understanding that strong families, strong communities and vibrant cultures and traditions will contribute to a stronger Canada for all of us."


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