Scenes from the Idle No More Rally in Ottawa
At 10 AM on Thursday, December 20, Natives held a round dance in front of the Canadian Parliament building in Ottawa; on Friday, at 2 PM, over 4,000 braved the chill and falling snow to attend a massive protest and march. Both events were in support of Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence, currently on a hunger strike, and the larger issue of Native and First Nations concerns summed up in a three-word sogan that has become the movement's name: Idle No More.
Speakers at the Friday rally included Sylvia McAdam, one of the four women who started the Idle No More movement; Shawn Atleo, Assembly of First Nations National Chief; and Danny Metatawabin, spokesperson for Chief Theresa Spence.
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