Idle No More
Background[change | change source]
In the First Nation of Attawapiskat, there are many issues with housing and water. Because of those problems, the Chief of Attawapiskat, Theresa Spence, decided to go on a hunger strike so the government could pay attention to what was going on in her community.
History[change | change source]
In 2012, the government of Stephen Harper introduced Bill C-45. A lot of people felt that this bill didn't protect the environment, specifically waterways. A lot of the unprotected waterways pass through First Nations lands.
Protests[change | change source]
There were a lot of mobs doing traditional dancing in shopping malls during the 2012 Christmas shopping season.
Another form of protest that Idle No More does is blocking railroads.