12:00am

Tue April 8, 2014
Politics

Your Call: How did four women launch a movement for indigenous sovereignty and the environment?

  

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk to leaders of Idle No More, the movement that burst on the scene 18 months ago in opposition to government plans to expand mining, drilling and logging on First Nations lands in Canada.   How did four women successfully use social media and flash mobs to spark a mass movement?  And what connections are they making with activists outside Canada?  It’s Your Call, with Matt Martin, and you.

Guests:

Nina Wilson, co-founder of Idle No More

Ryan Bellerose, organizer for Idle No More in Calgary  

Daniel Sangret, youth representative for Idle No More

Web Resources:

Local event:  Meet Jess Gordon and Nine Wilson, two of the founders of Idle No More

        Wednesday, April 9, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

        Arlene Francis Center, 99 6th St., Santa Rosa

Idle No More

Yes magazine: Why Canada’s Indigenous Uprising Is About All of Us

CBC: 9 Questions About Idle No More

The Nation: Idle No More: Global Protests for Indigenous Rights

Foreign Policy's Top 100 Thinkers: Jessica Gordon, Sylvia McAdam, Sheelah McLean, and Nina Wilson. For demanding that Canada not leave its First Nations behind.

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