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The Resource #IDLENOMORE and the remaking of Canada, Ken Coates

#IDLENOMORE and the remaking of Canada, Ken Coates

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#IDLENOMORE and the remaking of Canada
Title
#IDLENOMORE and the remaking of Canada
Statement of responsibility
Ken Coates
Title variation
  • IDLENOMORE and the remaking of Canada
  • Idle No More and the remaking of Canada
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Idle No More bewildered many Canadians. Launched by four women in Saskatchewan in reaction to a federal omnibus budget bill, the protest became the most powerful demonstration of Aboriginal identity in Canadian history. Thousands of aboriginal people and their supporters took to the streets, shopping malls, and other venues, drumming, dancing, and singing in a collective voice. It was a protest against generations of injustice, a rallying cry for cultural survival, and a reassertion of Aboriginal identity. Idle No More lasted for almost a year, and then the rallies dissipated. Many observers described it as a spent force. It was anything but. Idle No More was the most profound declaration of Indigenous identity and confidence in Canadian history, sparked by Aboriginal women and their supporters, sustained by young Indigenous peoples, filled with pride and determination. When the drums slowed, a new and different Canada was left in its wake. Partially stunned by the peaceful celebrations, but perplexed by a movement that seemed to have no centre and no leaders, most Canadians missed the point. Through Idle No More, Aboriginal people have declared that they are a vital and necessary part of Canada's future. The spirit of the drumming, singing and dancing lives on in empowered and confident young Aboriginal people who will shape the future of this country for decades to come
Cataloging source
CaOONL
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1956-
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Coates, Kenneth
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Idle No More (Movement)
  • Protest movements
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous peoples
Label
#IDLENOMORE and the remaking of Canada, Ken Coates
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Call # 323.1197071
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
cap15901653
Extent
231 p.
Isbn
9780889773424
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Label
#IDLENOMORE and the remaking of Canada, Ken Coates
Publication
Note
Call # 323.1197071
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
cap15901653
Extent
231 p.
Isbn
9780889773424
Isbn Type
(pbk)

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