Idle No More Day Of Action Draws Aboriginal Protesters Across Canada
From the frozen north to downtown Toronto, aboriginal protesters and supporters declared today that they would be « idle no more. »
Spurred on by social media, thousands took to the streets in cities across Canada, demanding recognition for aboriginal rights. The movement’s hashtag, #IdleNoMore, trended nationally on Twitter as supporters shared photos and calls to action.
The grassroots organization’s main target is Bill C-45, the omnibus budget bill which includes changes to the Indian Act, the Fisheries Act and the Navigable Waters Protection Act.
« Less than three weeks ago, four women from Saskatchewan (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) decided that they could no longer stay silent in the face of what is a legislative attack on First Nation people and the lands and waters across the country, » said a release on the movement’s website, IdleNoMore.com.