Canada's native winter
Canada's native winterAs #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
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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