Idle No More Sees Multiple Flash Mobs and Round Dances Today
As the Idle No More movement continues to grow from Canada throughout the United States and into other countries around the world, flash mobs and Round Dances are springing up all over. Today, December 29, sees multiple events around the country, below is a list of some of them:
Destiny U.S.A. mall, Syracuse, New York at 6 p.m.
This will be a peaceful Round Dance Flash Mob in solidarity with the Idle No More movement held in the lower level by the Finish Line store. The even is being put together by Haudenosaunee, Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, and other local Indigenous Peoples and supporters.
Yuma Palms Regional Center, Yuma, Arizona at 5 p.m.
A planned flash mob of singers and dancers will be gathering in front of Harkins Theatres for four songs, followed by a Spirit Run back to the Kwatsan Rez. Traditional dresses and ribbon shirts are encouraged.
Cherry Creek Mall, Denver, Colorado at 2 p.m.
This is a planned flash mob and Round Dance in support of Chief Theresa Spence’s ongoing hunger strike in Canada.
And another one coming up:
Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C. at 3 p.m. on December 31
This is a Round Dance being held in the courtyard to show the Canadian Government that the First Nations peoples in Canada have support and solidarity in the United States. Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring hand drums, rattles, signs, songs, dancing shoes, friends and family.
To see if a flash mob or Round Dance is happening near you, or if interested in starting one and showing support visit the Idle No More website; also follow its blog and use hashtag #idlenomore on Twitter. For other details follow the Occupy Canada Facebook page, which has a Google Map of all the Idle No More events that have happened or are planned. If you know of an Idle No More event, or attended one and have photos e-mail Indian Country Today Media Network at firstname.lastname@example.org.