#J28 Idle No More Global Day Of Action [video]
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:
To view more photos from the days events here.
For past coverage of Idle No More events at Political Fail Blog: