January 29, 2013

Canada's native winter

As #IdleNoMore takes root, can it stay united?

A First Nations protester takes part in a march towards Parliament Hill before a meeting between chiefs and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Idle No More protests have gripped and divided Canadians, as indigenous communities continue to demand the government stop passing legislation that erodes their rights and harms the environment.

However, internal divisions are beginning to grow, leading many to fear the movement will lose momentum. Can the grassroots campaign overcome disunity and what happens if the government refuses to act? Join us at 1930GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Wab Kinew @WabKinew
Director of Indigenous Inclusion, University of Winnipeg

Ellen Gabriel @EllenGabriel1
Indigenous activist

Erica Lee @EricaVioletLee
"Idle No More" Facebook page manager

Jarrett Martineau @culturite
Idle No More community organiser

Tanya Kappo @Nehiyahskwew
Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation

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