Idle No More

This week on Making Contact:

In the winter of 2012, flash mob round dances, demonstrations, hunger strikes, and blockades swept Canada. What began as a protest against new laws seen as curtailing environmental protections and infringing indigenous sovereignty quickly grew into a movement for indigenous rights and environmental justice. On this edition, Sylvia McAdam, one of the founders of Idle No More, tells the story of the movement.

Featured speakers/guests:

Sylvia McAdam, Idle No More co-founder, Charm Logan, Idle No More activist, and Harsha Walia, Immigrants in Support of Idle No More activist.


Host/Producer: George Lavender
Producers: Jen Chien, Andrew Stelzer
Contributing Producers: Lillian Boctor, Aaron Lakoff
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Production Interns: Salima Hamirani, Lisa Bartfai
Web Editor: Irene Florez
Development Manager: Juanita Carroll Young
Organizational Volunteers: Dorian Roberts, Dan Turner, Larry Piltz and Barbara Barnett

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