#J28 Idle No More Global Day Of Action [video]

Published On January 30, 2013 | By Courtney Harrop | Activism, Courtney Harrop, global uprising, social justice

On January 10th, 2013, the Idle No More movement issued a press release with a call out for a Global Day of Action on January 28th, 2013.

According to the press release, this day of action would “peacefully protest attacks on Democracy, Indigenous Sovereignty, Human Rights and Environmental Protections when Canadian MPs return to the House of Commons on January 28th. As a grassroots movement, clearly no political organization speaks for Idle No More. This movement is of the people… For The People!

On Tla’Amin Coast Salish Territories, in Powell River, British Columbia, Tla’Amin youth led a beautifully put together demonstration, with their allies, in solidarity with multiple Canadian (and international) communities.  As the ferry from Courtenay-Comox arrived at the dock, ferry passengers were greeted with the traditional Tla’Amin Love Song, and chants of “Idle No More!”, “Kill The Bill!” (bill C-45), and “Stop the Abuse!”.

When the ferry began to load traffic, the roadway was blocked briefly with song and drumming, before people moved off to the side and allowed the vehicles to pass. Once the ferry was loaded, demonstrators returned to Spirit Square to end the afternoon off with a round dance, and the Tla’Amin Competition Song.

More videos of the events:

Ready to Greet the Ferry

Tla'Amin Youth lead Round Dance

 

To view more photos from the days events here.

For past coverage of Idle No More events at Political Fail Blog:

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Courtney Harrop
Courtney Harrop is a freelance journalist/photographer and live broadcaster, covering social justice, politics, activism, police brutality/violence, and other news and photo worthy events. Courtney has had her work featured in places such as the Huffington Post, Fog City Journal, GroundedTV, Photographers Without Borders, and CJMP 90.1FM. East coast raised, west coast destined, Courtney has a passion for all things visual, investigative journalism, research projects, cookies, and a good cup of coffee, preferably with chocolate. Follow me on twitter!

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