Idle No More Global Day of Action

C.D. Moore By C.D. Moore, 8th Oct 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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My experience of an Idle No More Global Action event in my home town Victoria BC Canada.

Oct 7 Proclaim

Yesterday my friend and I attended an Idle No More event in Victoria B.C. ( my home town) part of a global action event which focused on the Royal Proclamation of 1763 as a way of bringing attention to the still unfulfilled promises with regard to indigenous sovereignty,treaties,and protection of land water and air.

Encounter

On our way to the event an elderly woman stopped us and warned us not to go down there( the legislature building) as the Indians were creating another disturbance, beating their drums etc. We tried to tell her that we should support them because it is also our land, air and water that is threatened ,but she was having none of it.

Some Other Opinions

Others we spoke to thought the message of the speakers was being diluted by putting too much emphasis on the missing and murdered aboriginal women,treaty rights and housing standards. What they don't realize is that the way women and the poor are treated is a direct reflection of the way mother earth is treated. They can not be separated. The treatment of mother earth is a symptom of how the feminine qualities of the heart: love and nurture are held in contempt by a patriarchal society dominated by multinational companies whose only regard is for the bottom line.

Some Suggestions

Next time I would suggest to the speakers that they make these connections for their listeners, explain how their own indigenous concerns are linked to the concerns of the general population, so that they draw more people to support their cause. Although it may be obvious to them that their rights to the land are intertwined with our right to a clean environment,it might not be so obvious to the general population. Their speakers could point out that when women irregardless of race are treated without respect the mother earth is also in danger. The general population may need to be helped to see that one is a reflection of the other.

Discouragement but also Hope

Over all, though the turnout was disappointing ( about 100), it was heartening to see so many supporters were young and white. And it was also encouraging to know that these events were taking place at the same time around the globe. many with much larger turnouts.
Below is a list of some of the events held yesterday and some contact information.
Though the movement is expanding, I have heard nothing in the media. I wonder why.

1. VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA - PowerShift Mass Action!
http://www.idlenomore.ca/shift_power_take_action

2. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA - Idle No More Lethbridge
http://www.idlenomore.ca/supermario182/idle_no_more_lethbridge

3. DENVER, COLORADO - Idle No More Day of Solidarity hosted by Idle No More Denver
http://www.idlenomore.ca/idle_no_more_day_of_solidarity_hosted_by_idle_no_more_denver

4. HONOLULU, HAWAI’I - Idle No More Hawai'i and DeOccupy Honolulu SovSummer
http://www.idlenomore.ca/idle_no_more_hawai_i_and_deoccupy_honolulu_sovsummer

5. SHEFFIELD, UK - Flash Mob Meditation, drumming, dance, leafleting for IdleNoMore
http://www.idlenomore.ca/ssaatzer/flash_mob_mediattion_drumming_dance_leafleting_for_idlenomore

6. OPASKWAYAK CREE NATION - Idle No More Rally Opaskwayak Cree Nation
http://www.idlenomore.ca/idle_no_more_rally_opaskwayak_cree_nation

7. ZADAR, CROATIA - #Idle No More - international Day of Action
http://www.idlenomore.ca/_idle_no_more_international_day_of_action

8. MONTREAL, QUEBEC - Action Idle No More #OCT7Proclamons
http://www.idlenomore.ca/action_idle_no_more_oct7proclamons_montreal_idle_no_more_action_oct7proclaim

9. EDMONTON, ALBERTA - Peaceful Rally for Fair and Equal Education
http://www.idlenomore.ca/peaceful_rally_for_fair_and_equal_education

10. EDMONTON, ALBERTA - Day of Action Idle No More Movement Edmonton Chapter
http://www.idlenomore.ca/day_of_action_idle_no_more_movement_edmonton_chapter

11. HAMILTON, ONTARIO - No More Violence. Honour the Women. Honour the Land & Water - Rally & March
http://www.idlenomore.ca/deebuzzno/no_more_violence_honour_the_women_honour_the_land_water_rally_march


12. SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN - FlashMob Rounddance
http://www.idlenomore.ca/gardypie/flashmob_rounddance


13. TORONTO, ONTARIO - #OCT7 Nation 2 Nation Unity in Action Parade and Potluck Picnic
http://www.idlenomore.ca/40585/_oct7_nation_2_nation_unity_in_action_parade_and_potluck_picnic

14. NAPLES, FLORIDA - Rally to Protect the Everglades on this National Day of Action
http://www.idlenomore.ca/josceola/raly_to_protect_the_everglades_on_this_national_day_of_action

15. SUDBURY, ONTARIO - #IDLE NO MORE ( Sudbury #oct7proclaim)
http://www.idlenomore.ca/_idle_no_more_sudbury_oct7proclaim

16. BARRIE, ONTARIO - #Oct7Proclaim - Day Of Action - Equal Education & The Right Consultation
http://www.idlenomore.ca/tori/_oct7proclaim_day_of_action_equal_education_the_right_consultation

17. TORONTO, ONTARIO - 2013 Social Justice Week- Idle No More Keynote
http://www.idlenomore.ca/2013_social_justice_week_idle_no_more_keynote_in_toronto

18. VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - Come together to protect the land national day of action
http://www.idlenomore.ca/89639/come_together_to_protect_the_land_national_day_of_action

19. WINDSOR, ONTARION - #OCT 7 proclaim IDLE NO MORE!
http://www.idlenomore.ca/_oct_7_proclaim_idle_no_more_windsor_region

20. GITXSAN, BRITISH COLUMBIAIdle No More Day of Action
http://www.idlenomore.ca/gitxsan_treaty_society_idle_no_more_day_of_action

21. REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN #Oct7Proclaim
http://www.idlenomore.ca/regina_area_oct7proclaim

22. RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA Idle No More #SovSummer Global Day of Action
http://www.idlenomore.ca/idlenomore_sovsummer_global_day_of_action

23. SATTAL, INDIA - Idle No More
http://www.idlenomore.ca/126935/idle_no_more_india

24. NORTH BAY, ONTARIO
http://www.idlenomore.ca/anarchofreak/idle_no_more_north_bay

25. OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA - Idle No More Day of Action: "Keeping Families Sacred," Hosted by Idle No More Central Oklahoma
http://www.idlenomore.ca/sarahadamscornell/idle_no_more_day_of_action_keeping_families_sacred_hosted_by_idle_no_more_central_oklahoma

26. WINNIPEG, MANITOBA
http://www.idlenomore.ca/october_7_proclaim_idle_no_more_winnipeg_mb

27. PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO Idle No More Walk
http://www.idlenomore.ca/idle_no_more_walk

28. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - Oct7 - Idle No More: San Francisco Federal Trade Commission
http://www.idlenomore.ca/38301/oct7_idle_no_more_san_francisco_federal_trade_commission

29. QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC - Marche de proclamation des valeurs autochtones au KEBEK
http://www.idlenomore.ca/marche_de_proclamation_des_valeurs_autochtones_au_kebek
30. KIPAWA, QUEBEC - TOGETHER WE STAND TO HONOUR OUR LAND AND WATER!
http://www.idlenomore.ca/mckroxy/together_we_stand_to_honour_our_land_and_water

31. LONDON, UK - Solidarity with Idle No More - #Oct7Proclaim @ George III statue, Pall Mall, London
http://www.idlenomore.ca/solidarity_with_idle_no_more_oct7proclaim_george_iii_statue_pall_mall_london


32. GOLD RIVER, NOVA SCOTIA - Idle No More Gold River
https://www.facebook.com/events/545151675565830


33. COUCHICHING FIRST NATION - Idle No More- National Day of Protest -Global Day of Action -Fort Frances-Rainy River Dist.
http://www.idlenomore.ca/idle_no_more_national_day_of_protest_global_day_of_action_fort_frances_rainy_river_dist

34. CALGARY, ALBERTA - INM Oct7 Call for Action - ALL CULTURES ALL DRUMS
http://www.idlenomore.ca/inm_oct7_call_for_action_all_cultures_all_drums

35. OSHAWA, ONTARIO - Idle No More Durham Region
http://www.idlenomore.ca/56513/idle_no_more_durham_region

36. PRINCE ALBERT, SASKATCHEWAN - National Sovereignty Prince Albert
http://www.idlenomore.ca/national_sovereignty_prince_albert

37. LABRADOR - Idle No More Rally
http://www.idlenomore.ca/idle_no_more_rally_labrador

38. GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA - #WalkTheLine
http://www.idlenomore.ca/pipelinepilgrim/_walktheline

39. HENVEY INLET FIRST NATION - Idle No More - French River Area: Henvey Inlet French River First Nation
http://www.idlenomore.ca/idle_no_more_french_river_area_henvey_inlet_french_river_first_nation

40. OTTAWA, ONTARIO - Oct 7th Proclaim - Ottawa
http://www.idlenomore.ca/oct_7th_proclaim_ottawa

41. ST-PAUL, ALBERTA - IDLE NO MORE: Educating Our Children Our Way ~ Turtle Lodge Treaty & Treaty # 6
http://www.idlenomore.ca/smhoule/idle_no_more_educating_our_children_our_way_turtle_lodge_treaty_treaty_6

42. FAIRBANKS, ALASKA - Idle No More Day of Action - Alaska! Hosted by Free the Fairbanks Four and Gwich'in Steering Committee
http://www.idlenomore.ca/gwichinsteeringcommittee/idle_no_more_day_of_action_alaska_hosted_by_free_the_fairbanks_four_and_gwich_in_steering_committee

43. TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN - Idle No More Day of Solidarity: Traverse City, MI
http://www.idlenomore.ca/djfungus/idle_no_more_day_of_solidarity_traverse_city_mi


44. TEANGUE, SCOTLAND - Dìomhain Cha Bhi / Idle No More
http://www.idlenomore.ca/98163/d_omhain_cha_bhi_idle_no_more

45. ATTAWAPISKAT, FIRST NATION - Idle No More Peace Rally Walk
http://www.idlenomore.ca/39795/idle_no_more_peace_rally_walk

46. CANTERBURY, UK - Solidarity action: Info and awareness day
http://www.idlenomore.ca/129238/solidarity_action_info_and_awareness_day

47. PORTLAND, OREGON - #Oct7Proclaim Idle No More Flash Mob/Round Dance
http://www.idlenomore.ca/20982/portland_or_oct7proclaim_idle_no_more_flash_mob_round_dance_

48. HOUSTON, TEXAS - Houston. You have a problem!
http://www.idlenomore.ca/lucas/houston_you_have_a_problem


49. HOUSTON, TEXAS - Idle No More Day Of Solidarity Hosted By Idle No More Houston
http://www.idlenomore.ca/20689/idle_no_more_day_of_solidarity_hosted_by_idle_no_more_houston

50. MONTREAl, QUEBEC - Appel à un contingent PVQ à la résurgence d'Idle No More le 7 Octobre
http://www.idlenomore.ca/appel_un_contingent_pvq_la_r_surgence_d_idle_no_more_le_7_octobre

51. FORT ERIE, ONTARIO - Restoring the Heart beat: 24 Hour Drum in response to National Call
http://www.idlenomore.ca/restoring_the_heart_beat_24_hour_drum_in_response_to_national_call

52. MANKATO, MINNESOTA - We will raise our voice
http://www.idlenomore.ca/129494/we_will_raise_our_our_voice

53. BARRIERE LAKE, QUEBEC - #Oct7Proclaim Traffic Slowdown on HWY 117 at Barriere Lake
http://www.idlenomore.ca/_oct7proclaim_traffic_slowdown_on_hwy_117



Idle No More Info
http://www.idlenomore.ca/

More Idle No More Articles,Credits and an Invitation

More articles:
Idle No More and the Rise of the Divine Feminine
Hopi Prophecy Coming True
The Idle No More Movement
Idle no More Defenders of Land and Sea

Credits:
Pictures from Idle No More Face book page

Invitation:
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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
9th Oct 2013 (#)

You are right, we need to support them, not fight any more. They were not treated well and in some areas are still not treated fairly.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
9th Oct 2013 (#)

Thank you Mark. Despite the ill treatment they may become our leaders to a more sane world I hope.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
9th Oct 2013 (#)

Time for deep reflection and awareness that greed and selfishness stand in the way of the common citizens to realize their dream of a life of fulfillment and meaning. The resources of planet earth have taken billions of years to come to the present state and we are holding them in trust as co-creators to add value. Thanks C D Moore - let us wake up before it is too late - siva

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author avatar C.D. Moore
9th Oct 2013 (#)

Thank you Siva that is my prayer also.

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author avatar Mariah
9th Oct 2013 (#)

Great article and great attention to detail of important causes CD.
Very well done.
Mariah

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author avatar C.D. Moore
9th Oct 2013 (#)

Thanks, Mariah

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author avatar Kingwell
9th Oct 2013 (#)

Oh CD, how I would love to have been there! It is so good to see white young people especially coming out. These events are important and thank you for sharing this. Blessings.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
9th Oct 2013 (#)

Thank you Kingwell
I wish you could have been there too.

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author avatar LOVERME
10th Oct 2013 (#)

greed and corruption alone are common ailments in humans worse than cancer
...NO CURE
..at all

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author avatar C.D. Moore
10th Oct 2013 (#)

I hope you are wrong,but we shall see.Thanks for reading and commenting Loverme.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
10th Oct 2013 (#)

Nice and interesting post!

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author avatar C.D. Moore
10th Oct 2013 (#)

Thanks Fern.

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author avatar Johnny Knox
10th Oct 2013 (#)

Great post C.D. It's very important to spread the word to more people and support sucha an interesting movement.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
10th Oct 2013 (#)

Thanks for your support Johnny

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author avatar M G Singh
12th Oct 2013 (#)

Nice post. Reminded of the time I spent 2 years at Vancouver BC.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
12th Oct 2013 (#)

Thanks, Madan. Hope you enjoyed your time in Vancouver.

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