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Near freezing temperatures and 20cm of snow couldn't stop nearly 2000 people from descending onto Parliament Hill for Idle No More!

Idle No More is an ongoing protest movement; which began in December 2012, originating among the Aboriginal peoples in Canada comprising the First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit peoples and their non-Aboriginal supporters in Canada, and to a lesser extent, internationally.

It has consisted of a number of political actions worldwide, inspired in part by the liquid diet hunger strike of Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence and further coordinated via social media. A reaction to alleged legislative abuses of indigenous treaty rights by the Stephen Harper Conservative federal government, the movement takes particular issue with the recent omnibus bill Bill C-45.

The use of flash mobs performing round dances in shopping malls became a recurring theme of the protest during the pre- and post-Christmas shopping season in 2012. On December 17 a flash mob performed a round dance at the Cornwall Centre shopping mall in Regina.

The following day a similar flash mob round dance occurred at West Edmonton Mall. This tactic was also used at the Rideau Centre in Ottawa and St.Vital Centre in Winnipeg. It spread internationally with a similar protest at the Mall of America in Minnesota. Members of the Sandy Bay First Nation in Manitoba blocked the Trans-Canada Highway. Members of the Driftpile First Nation also blocked a road on December 18.


The group executed their second round dance flash mob in Saskatchewan on December 20, this time at Midtown Plaza in Saskatoon. Two thousand people filled the upper and lower levels of the mall for the 10-minute dance of the flash mob. Also on this day, organizers started gathering people around the Vimy war memorial on the Saskatoon riverbank. On December 27 an online source reported that there had been 100 protests in Canada to date
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Responses to " Idle No More - Amazing Native American Flash Mob Round Dance (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    While I stand with you, there is one thing I want to bring up. Here you say that last year's flash mob at the Mall of America was a protest, but you told the Mall of America that to call it a protest is an insult. So which is it? A protest or not? To continue to be affective we must be clear about our intent, be truthful, and unwaivering. We must be clear about our message, and stand by our words. We cannot lose credability by changing our story around. This work is too important. We have to do it right!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hoka Hey!

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