RIIC’s first #IdleNoMore round-up was for journalists, or other interested readers, wondering what all the fuss is about. This collection of links is for those who want to dig deeper – writings of some oft-quoted Indigenous thinkers and political-types, fact sheets and other helpful stuff. Thx again @HarshaWalia for forwarding links.
Plus, if you’re struggling with what terms to employ when describing those Native/Aboriginal/First Nations/Indigenous persons round-dancing away in the malls (in which case, you may also be struggling with, what the heck is a round-dance, anyway?), here’s some tips on lexicon and terminology. Please, add other #IdleNoMore resources in the Comments section or tweet ‘em to @RIICNews.
Amid holiday feasting, Chief Spence’s hunger strike stays aimed at Harper:
No, things are not getting better for Natives:
Harper’s manifesto: Erasing Canada’s Indigenous communities:
Canadian Colonialism by Taiaiake Alfred:
Center for Social Justice Factsheet on Aboriginal Issues:
The Income Gap between Aboriginal Peoples and the Rest of Canada:
Canada is Dependent on Indigenous Peoples by Arthur Manuel:
UN Committee urged to Examine Canada’s Discrimination Against Indigenous
Canada Blasted at U.N. for Treatment of Indigenous Peoples:
First Nations Under Surveillance:
Vancouver Sun: Really Harper, Canada has no history of colonialism?
Conditions for Aboriginal Women:
One more #IdleNoMore commentary, via @MargaretAtwood:
Finally… a great Google map of Idle No More happenings since December 10. It was created by Tim Groves, an investigative researcher and journalist based in Toronto:
View #IdleNoMore Events in a larger map