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Culture and the Canada - U.S. border

"idle no more" & the border

Idle No More website

First Nations Flag Planted at Akwesasne Border Post

Protesters planting indigenous flag on Akwesasne border post, Jan 5 2013 - photo by Don Smith at Cornwall Free News (with permission)

border site protests

"[W]e have to look beyond the colonial border and understand that the struggle for tribal sovereignty and the protection of our homelands is part and parcel to the overall struggle of indigenous justice." Robert Desjarlait in Intercontinental Cry

>> Akwesasne, January 5 2013

"The border doesn't exist for Native people," Reinhardt said. "That's like trying to tell the fish, 'Hey, that's the U.S. and that's Canada.' They're going to get sick on either side." Martin Reinhardt in The Mining Journal

News Reports:

Idle No More Border Blockade - Cornwall Free Press

Blockade Taken Down - The Globe and Mail

Elated Mohawks Close International Bridge - Indian Country Today


Idle No More Border Blockade - Photography by Jenna Pope


Cornwall/Akwesasne Border Event - Censored News

Akwesasne Border Blockade -


>> Peace Arch Border Crossing, January 5 2013

News Reports:

Idle No More rally planned for Peace Arch border crossing in B.C. -

Idle No More Ceremony Planned for US-Canada Border January 5 - Indian Country Today


Idle No More: Aboriginal Women, Children Gather at Peace Arch Border Rally - Vancouver Sun


Redeye Collective: Organiser Kat Norris speaks to Jane Williams


#IdleNoMore 1-5-2013

IdleNoMore Protest


>> Osoyoos Border Crossing, January 5 2013

News Reports:

Idle No More at Osoyoos Border -

Okanagan Idle No More movement heads to border - Penticton Western News


>> Blue Water Bridge, January 5 2013


Idle No More Blue Water Bridge Rally


>> Ambassador Bridge, January 16 2013

News Reports:

Idle No More Targets North America's Busiest Border - CBC

Idle No More draws hundreds to Ambassador Bridge - CBC

Questions linger over where idle no more movement goes after protests - London Free Press


idle no more: general media

Idle No More coverage from Indian Country Today

Idle No More coverage from The Media Co-op

9 questions about Idle No More from CBC

What's at stake from Global Montreal

Idle No More: Canada’s Growing Indigenous Rights Movement, Fast Going Global from The International

Idle No More Spreads Beyond Canada's Border As Movement Ramps Up Pressure from Global Montreal

Idle No More transcends Canada-Alaska border from

Idle No More protesters stall railway lines, highways from CBC


Idle No More and the Implications on Anishinaabe Treaty Lands in Minnesota by Robert Desjarlait

Idle No More movement brings Canadian history into focus from

Idle No More: Where the Mainstream Media Went Wrong by Leanne Simpson


other resources

Ten Books to Contextualize Idle No More - Tom Peace on

Recommended articles from Daniel Rueck (and recommended videos)