As Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence enters her twelfth day without food, solidarity actions with the IdleNoMore aboriginal movement are growing throughout Canada and around the globe.
In Winnipeg, demonstrators blocked the Trans Canada Highway. In freezing weather in Edmonton, protesters filled downtown streets. At least 1,000 people came out in the snow in Ottawa. In Toronto, supporters filled Dundas Square with a flash-mob round dance. Hundreds protested in Iqaluit, Yellowknife and Whitehorse. In Vancouver, Montreal, Saskatoon, and Sudbury, people took to the streets.
Aboriginal peoples in Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and the UK have shown solidarity.
The movement has pierced the mainstream media.
But still, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says nothing. Does nothing. Refuses to be engaged.
Please go here to sign a letter to Stephen Harper. Tell Stephen Harper to meet with First Nations Leaders, include First Nations in decision-making, and observe and honour treaty rights.
Stephen Harper should meet Attawapiskat chief on hunger strike, editorial, Toronto Star
Why ‘Idle No More’ is gaining strength, and why all Canadians should care by Jeff Denis, Op-Ed, Toronto Star
A peoples' movement that is Idle No More, Waubgeshig Rice, CBC.ca
Charlie Angus, MP: Harper: Act Now Before Chief Theresa Spence Dies
Idle no more, from Canada to Mexico in Socialist Worker Canada