Note from the report: “Idle No More is one of the largest Indigenous-led movements in recent history. More than 300,000 people are active in the movement, with 133,000 followers on Facebook, 118,000 event participants, 24,400 Twitter followers, more than 700 local groups, and hundreds of organized events on both sides of the US/Canada border. Rooted in the history of social movements and Indigenous resistance in North America, Idle No More has had the powerful impact of broadening understandings and deepening levels of engagement of both Indigenous Peoples and non-Indigenous allies.”
We have been covering Idle No More and would change the above statement to say “Idle No More is one of the largest movements in recent history.” Indigenous peoples have been a vibrant part of the front of struggle on climate justice and the environment. Many who work in those movements have followed the lead of Native people. They are one of many important fronts of struggle and we appreciate this report summarizing their important work.
Check out the 2013-2014 Idle No More Year in Review!
2014 was a busy year for Idle No More, in Canada, across Turtle Island, and globally, as the movement entered a new phase, consolidating and deepening its organizing for effective long-term change through mass education, grassroots strategy building, and local and mass actions.
This document cannot hope to capture all of the inspiring work that is done everyday by the hundreds of Idle No More groups around the world.
This Year in Review lifts up some of the powerful actions, gatherings, and organizing out on the land and in the streets as we continue to build this peaceful revolution to honour Indigenous sovereignty and protect the land and water.
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