Saturday, December 22, 2012

Idle No More: Thousands round dance for Indigenous rights

Palestine support!

Winnipeg 4,000 people at Polo Park!

Idle No More -Couchiching FN thru town of Fort Frances, On
- Photo by, Sonny McGinnis

Media Advisory
Aamjiwnaang First Nation continues blockade of CN Rail, Mayor of Sarnia and city police ask for meeting

When: 11 am, Sunday Dec. 23, 2012
Where: Aamjiwnaang First Nation Blockade (Williams Drive off Scott Road)

Citizens of Aamjiwnaang First Nation continue a blockade of CN rail, in support of the Idle No More movement. The Mayor of Sarnia and city police have asked for a meeting to present an offer to the end of the blockade. Aamjiwnaang Citizens are indicating they will continue the blockade until Chief Teresa Spence is granted a meeting with Prime Minister Harper, and there is recognition of the historical injustice inflicted upon the community. The meeting will take place at 11 am tomorrow, on the blockade.

Media Contact:
Ron Plain(226) 932-1516

Chief Theresa Spence in need of blankets and firewood at Victoria Island, Ottawa
Thirteenth Day of Fast
URGENT: Chief Theresa Spence and friends need blankets, a lot of fire wood, warm clothing items for her supporters! My friend was left behind in Ottawa so hes now helping her! He informed me that the storm hit them hard! She is going on her 13th day! Please! Bring to Victoria Island Ottawa ON ASAP! SPREAD THE WORD ASAP! Miigwech!

With gratitude from Big Mountain

Louise Benally, Dine' from Big Mountain resisting relocation, saw the posts from Idle No More, and the Zapatistas, and asked to share this message from her, "Power to the people, it makes us feel like we are not so alone."
Los Angeles
First Nations and Chief Spence, Los Angeles is with you!
Seattle mall
Round dance between (Harper s home) 24 Sussex and Rideau hall.
Idle No More - North Caribou Lake
Embarking on a walk under northern cold temperatures.

3 floors of round dancing in Calgary mall Dec 22
Idle No More Sacramento
Idle No More Arizona
#IdleNoMore Prince George By Adam Thomas

Here at #NeechieGear we don't close our
 shop down for peaceful protesting
And we support #idlenomore !
Kanehsatake #IdleNoMore coming down the famous hill with a message

Grand Rapids, Michigan, Flash Mob supports Canada news link:

Photographers, please send your photo credit to add to your photos. Thank you!

Below: Idle No More Round Dance Calgary


Billings, Montana

Shiprock, N.M., on the Navajo Nation

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