Idle No More is a cry for justice.

Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honours and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty and protects the land and water. We seek to create grassroots solidarity. We encourage them to organize community gatherings, share knowledge and support, and stay strong and united in spirit as we move forward together.

Idle No More: Indigenous Brothers and Sisters Taking the Initiative for a Better Tomorrow

This is the beginning.

It’s time to stand up for our indigenous brothers and sisters. To defend the integrity of our environment. To put an end to Harper’s unsustainable and undemocratic government.

It’s time to stand up for our rights. For our future.

Idle No More is about more than opposing Bill C-45 or advocating for indigenous rights.

This is about dignity.

Chief Theresa Spence is getting weaker. Several other First Nations leaders have joined her hunger strike and thousands of citizens are gathering in peaceful protests on Friday in solidarity with her fast. There are reports that Canada closed its borders to American Indians attempting to join them. This Tuesday, hundreds of people danced in the West Edmonton Mall to show support for the indigenous movement.

The beat of the drum is beginning to sound.

It’s not about politics, it’s about people.

Idle No More is about the children who face a compromised future because of lack of access to education. The ancient ways and traditions that have been cut down and poisoned with the trees and waterways of western Canada. The neocolonialism and centuries-old systems of oppression that have devalued our First Nations.

Native and non-native, this is our fight. It’s up to us to shape Canada’s future. To create a future with equality, freedom and justice.

This is the beginning.

There is still time.

We will not be silent. We will defend our humanity.