Wednesday, January 16, 2013

'Idle No More' Solidarity Action in Tucson

Posted By on Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Idle No More solidarity action at Tucson Mall.

Just in case you missed the solidarity action that took place on Friday, Jan. 11 in support of the Idle No More movement, Tucson photographer Chris Summit was at the 'Flash Round Dance’ that took place in the middle of the Tucson Mall. You can get to the link to see his beautiful photographs on his blog, Protesting Arizona.

Tucson photographer Charley Dejolie was also there and posted a video of the dance:

From a story on AlterNet on why the Idle No Movement is important:

As Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence enters her fourth week of a hunger strike outside the Canadian parliament building, thousands of protesters voice their support in Los Angeles, London, Minneapolis, and New York City. Spence and the protesters of the Idle No More movement are drawing attention to deplorable conditions in native communities and the recent passage of Bill C-45, which sidesteps most Canadian environmental laws.

Put it this way: Before the passage of Bill C-45, 2.6 million rivers, lakes, and a good portion of Canada’s three ocean shorelines were protected under the Navigable Waters Act. Now, only eighty-seven are protected. That’s just the beginning of the problem, which seems not to have drawn much attention from the general public.

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