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Idle No More

Saturday, 08 June 2013 12:37 By George Lavender, National Radio Project | Radio Report
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In the winter of 2012, flash mob round dances, demonstrations, hunger strikes, and blockades swept Canada. What began as a protest against new laws seen as curtailing environmental protections and infringing indigenous sovereignty, quickly grew into a movement for indigenous rights and environmental justice. On this edition, Sylvia McAdam, one of the founders of Idle No More, tells the story of the movement.

Featuring: Sylvia McAdam, Idle No More co-founder; Charm Logan, Idle No More activist; Harsha Walia, Immigrants in Support of Idle No More activist

More information:
Idle No More
Documentary on Idle No More
Idle No More event, KWSO Warm Springs Indian Rez, OR
Canadian Parliament Bill C-45
Round Dance Flash Mob
Q&A on Bill C-45
The Canadian Progressive
Tar Land
Why Canada’s Indigenous Uprising Is About All of Us
Why First Nations Movement Is Our Best Chance for Clean Land and Water

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George Lavender

George Lavender is a producer for the National Radio Project. He joined the National Radio Project in 2012.  He has worked as a radio reporter for several outlets, including Pacifica and Radio France International.  In addition to Making Contact, George reports and edits for Free Speech Radio News.  He is also a member of FSRN’s steering committee.  His written work has appeared in The Guardian as well as local newspapers in the UK.  He has been involved in several media production groups in London and Vancouver.  He is keen to provide radio production trainings to community groups and grassroots organizations.  Follow him on Twitter @georgelavender, or email him at glavender@radioproject.org.


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