Idle No More: First Nations activist movement grows across Canada

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By Benjamin Shingler, the Ottawa Citizen, 16 December 2012

First Nations activists are gearing up for a week of rallies as a growing grassroots movement known as Idle No More continues to draw communities across the country together thanks to a powerful presence online. (…)

The movement has quickly gained momentum, particularly amongst a new generation of young, social-media savvy activists. Thousands have used the #idlenomore hashtag on Twitter to debate issues and spread information about upcoming protests.

Events across the country — from Halifax to Red Deer, Alta., — are detailed on the group's website and on Facebook. After a round of protests on Dec. 10, more events are planned for this week, culminating in a rally on Parliament Hill on Friday. (…)

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