About 1,300 people participated in this flash mob in Seattle in support of aboriginals' Idle No More movement, which appears to be going global.

Video: 1,300-Person Idle No More Flash Mob in Seattle

ICTMN Staff
December 25, 2012

 

A good 1,300 people gathered in Seattle for a “spontaneous” flash mob round dance in support of Canada’s Idle No More movement recently, one of dozens that are sprouting up all over the world in support of northern Turtle Island’s peoples.

From Seattle to Michigan and beyond, flash mobs are erupting into peaceful round dance demonstrations to protest Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s legislation and the overall treatment and conditions of aboriginals in Canada.

The demonstrations have been peacefully jubilant, according to reports. Although one in Grand Traverse, Michigan, recently caused security to ask people to leave, according to the local-news website MichiganLive.com, another in Grand Rapids drew hundreds of onlookers on December 23.

The flash mob in Grand Rapids involved more than 300 American Indians, MichiganLive.com reported, all to support Canada and increase awareness of what is going on there.

“We want to educate the community and the public about what is going on in Canada and as Native people we are all related through our tribal nations,” said Nathan Isaacs, a musician who helped organize the event, to MLive.com.

Meanwhile, 1,300 showed up for a flash mob in Seattle on December 22. Beating drums, chanting and singing traditional songs, the flash mobbers filled the hallways with music against the backdrop of designer makeup, shoes and a multitude of other retailers. 

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Submitted by Anonymous on

Good to see Native people rally around a good cause. I am impressed and with the internet was able to share in this moment with you.

Submitted by Anonymous on

This is so awesome , that us Canadian Aboriginals are receiving so much support from all over the world :) ... so humbling , makes me very proud , Thanks so much everyone !!!

Submitted by Anonymous on

It does my heart good that our people are uniting to set things right in a good way. Because doing things wrong only makes more wrong. May the Creator Bless us all.

Submitted by Anonymous on

Nia:wen for all of your support, Seattle! May good spirits take care of us all!

Submitted by Anonymous on

I would like to see you take this all across america, ATLANTA, and other cities.

Submitted by Anonymous on

I would like to see you take this all across america, ATLANTA, and other cities.

Submitted by Anonymous on

very moving and inspiring. wish i was there and thanks for being there! solidarity.

Submitted by Anonymous on

All My Brothers and Sisters showed up here and in P-Town too! Native Pride Baybay!!

Submitted by Anonymous on

Thank you brothers and sisters of the south for supporting our fight.

Submitted by Anonymous on

Canada, you can NOT legislate a people away ! Honour your treaties and respect the First Nation People.

Submitted by Anonymous on

I'm glad to see voices raised in protest and peaceful gatherings such as these in the mainstream so awareness can spread of how vital an issue this really is. Keep up the good work!!!!

Submitted by Anonymous on

I'm glad to see voices raised in protest and peaceful gatherings such as these in the mainstream so awareness can spread of how vital an issue this really is. Keep up the good work!!!!

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