Great articles related to Idle No More

Below is a list of some of my favourite articles and blog posts that have recently been written in the context of the Idle No More Indigenous rights movement.

Why Idle No More?

Leanne Simpson and Naomi Klein: Dancing the World into Being – Yes! Magazine

Tobold Rollo: Idle No More is an opportunity to realize the promise of democracy in Canada –

David McLaren: Mr. Harper’s Endgame

The Economist: Time We Stopped Meeting Like This

Treaties, Laws, and Proposed Legislation

Russell Diabo: Harper Launches Major First Nations Termination Plan: As Negotiating Tables Legitimize Canada’s Colonialism

The Treaties: A Primer on Recent Violations

A Legislative Road Map as Idle No More Revs Up

The proposed First Nations Property Ownership Act

Jody Wilson-Raybould: First Nations want property rights, but on our own terms – Globe and Mail

Challenging Stereotypes and Racism

Hayden King: We natives are deeply divided. There’s nothing wrong with that – Globe and Mail

Niigaan Sinclair: The words we have inherited – Winnipeg Free Press

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

Indigenous People’s Relationship with Canada

Dru Oja Jay: Know Your Rights: A treaty primer for non-natives

Tobold Rollo: I am Canadian! (because of treaties with Indigenous nations)

Chelsea Vowel: Assimilation is not the answer to the Aboriginal ‘problem’ – National Post

Chelsea Vowel: Canada, the natives are restless. It’s time to fix this relationship – National Post

Suggested historical readings

Tom Peace, Andrew Watson, and others: Ten Books to Contextualize Idle No More

Tom Flanagan and Idle No More

Derrick O’Keefe: Tom Flanagan Can Try To Blame Idle No More, But He Was Hoisted on His Own Petard –

Other Useful Collections of Idle No More Links

Culture and the Canada-US Border: “Idle No More” and the Border

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