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Idle No More

Ongoing coverage of the First Nations-led movement for indigenous rights, women’s rights, and clean land and water.

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Why Canada’s Indigenous Uprising Is About All of Us

Why Canada’s Indigenous Uprising Is About All of Us

When a new law paved the way for tar sands pipelines and other fossil fuel development on native lands, four women swore to be “idle no more.” The idea took off.

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“Flash Mob Prayer Circle” Shows Idle No More’s Spiritual Side

“Flash Mob Prayer Circle” Shows Idle No More’s Spiritual Side

Speakers at an Idle No More event in Seattle drew comparisons between spiritual and political struggles, making the movement seem closer to Civil Rights than Occupy.

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A Mall of America Flash Mob for First Nations’ Rights

A Mall of America Flash Mob for First Nations’ Rights

Hundreds of supporters of the Idle No More movement performed a Round Dance flash mob, one of many similar actions around the world to fight for indigenous land rights.

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Idle No More: Indigenous Uprising Sweeps North America

Idle No More: Indigenous Uprising Sweeps North America

Idle No More has organized the largest mass mobilizations of indigenous people in recent history. What sparked it off and what’s coming next?

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Idle No More Rises to Defend Ancestral Lands—and the Planet

Idle No More Rises to Defend Ancestral Lands—and the Planet

Bill McKibben on the tradition of environmental activism he’s seen among members of First Nations, and the unique role of the Idle No More movement in the fight against climate change.

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