January 03, 2013

Organizers from Idle No More held a flash mob round dance early Saturday evening at the Mall of America to raise awareness of their movement that calls on all people “to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water.”

The flash mob was part of a series of actions to call attention to a recent bill (C45) passed by the Canadian Parliament that Idle No More says rescinds environmental protections across Canada, including the land base of First Nations.

“More than a thousand Native American people filled the eastern rotunda at the Mall of America, dancing in a circle as the sound of drums filled the area,” Sheila Regan reported for the Twin Cities Daily Planet.

The flash mob round dance was also organized in support of Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence who’s currently on a hunger strike.

Her hunger strike stretched into Day 23 on Wednesday, with Spence vowing to survive on nothing more than fish broth and herbal tea until the Canadian Prime Minister meets with her and other Indigenous leaders.

In attendance at the Mall of America flash dance was the founder and international director of the American Indian Movement (AIM), Clyde Bellecourt.

“We have to look out for our own - what happens in Canada happens here and what happens here happens in Canada,” Bellecourt told the local CBS affiliate.


Canadian tribes have shut down two highways and closed a railroad going through a reservation in order to bring attention to Harper’s policies, according to CBS News.

You can watch Chief Spence’s latest press update on December 30th below.
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Responses to "Native American Flash Mob Round Dance Takes Over Mall of America"

  1. Prayers are with you. God bless.

  2. Prayers are with you. God bless.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I think Theresa is very strong, to stand up for "Idle No More", while this is a good cause, I don't that she should fast to were she is sick, or possibly could die. She can do more good fighting with the struggle alive, and alive is what the Natives need and they stand with her. Harper must meet Nation to Nation, the money is not his to hold. It is to be given to the Native to were it belongs, and the Land belongs to the Natives as well, and that is not to be taken, rest assure if the USA Government has anything to do with it, they will make sure the money goes to the Natives and the Land stays with the Natives, God Bless "Idle No More"! May the Spirits be with you! I stand with Idle No More!!
    Stephen Fortune (Apache)

  4. Anonymous says:

    MANY PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS!! WE NEED TO STAND STRONG AND BE COUNTED !
    AHO!! THANK YOU GREAT SPIRIT!! I WOULD LOVE ANY KIND OF INFO TO WHERE IDLE NO MORE CAN GIVE ME INFO ON WHEN AND WEAR YOU MAYBE HAVING ANOTHER GATHERING!! LOVE IT ARE YOU EVER GOING TO BE IN N.H IF SO I WOULD BE GREATFUL FOR THE INFO MY BLESSINGS TO CHIEF SPENCER AND ALL PEOPLE ALL!!!! AHO!

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