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Letter: Flash mobs in United States support Idle No More and Theresa Spence

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Letter: Flash mobs in United States support Idle No More and Theresa Spence
Montreal Gazette December 26, 2012

Not only are flash mobs happening in Canada, but this cause is being taken up in flash mobs across the United States, in solidarity and support of the Canadian First Nations and support of Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence and her hunger strike to call for a meeting with Prime Minister Harper to discuss with First Nations Bill C-45.

Many flash mobs have been held, two here in Albuquerque, N.M. in the past few days. As one of the organizers, we’ve seen 150 and 200-plus people attend to show their support. As well, other flash mobs have been held in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Tulsa, Rapid City, Shiprock, Los Angeles and points in between.

Seeing this happen to our First Nations brothers and sisters makes us think this might happen to us in the future here in the States. A Republican philosophy excludes American Indian women from the bill Violence Against Women. There is something happening every day here in the U.S. related to Idol No More and I just wanted to let everyone know that we fully support the efforts of the First Nations.

Irene Edwards
Santa Fe, N.M.

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