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Canadian Protest Idle No More Pushes for Indigenous Rights, Political Change
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Since launching in early December, the Idle No More movement continues to spread across Canada and around the world. Originally, participants started the protest movement to draw attention to several controversial pieces of legislation in Canada that make changes to government and Indigenous relations. Indigenous people are now using the momentum to highlight many issues of colonialism that affect their communities. The demonstrations coincide with a hunger strike by the Chief of the Attiwapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario. Theresa Spence is on her 25th day without food, demanding a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. FSRN's Aaron Lakoff has the story from Montreal.
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