Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Entertainment. Discussion »
OTTAWA, CANADA The Idle No More movement has grown faster than even the founding four members envisioned when they first came together to discuss the pending legislation known as Bill C-45. They were convinced that the omnibus bill will have serious negative ramifications to First Nations peoples.
In two short months thousands and thousands of Indigenous People throughout Canada and even around the world have been energized by Idle No More.
It is a movement that is cross-generational, cross-continental and even cross racial.
Many non-Native people around the globe have embraced the general principles of Idle No More.
On Friday, thousands of First Nations people were in Ottawa, Canada's capital city, to give support to the chiefs who had come to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. While it is obviously important for First Nations leaders to meet with top governmental officials in a nation-to-nation consultation atmosphere, it is just as important for the chiefs to know their Nations' citizens stand with them and have their backs.
Our Photo of the Week was chosen because capture the essence of the determination of First Nations people to bring about vast change in Canada.
The colorful flags represent more than show, they speak symbolic power of sovereignty to First Nations. The flags are carried with much pride in the public arena.
This photo shows numerous First Nations in attendance to show solidarity of First Nations rights within the Idle No More movement.
By showing up in the nation's capital, these determined citizens demonstrated they are in fact "Idle No More."
posted January 12, 2013 8:20 am est