#IdleNoMore Scuffle at the MN Capitol (it affects Native lands in Canada & reservation land in MN)
Published on Jan 11, 2013
Activists from #IdleNoMore and the MN State Patrol tasked with guarding the Capitol building had an altercation on opening day of the legislature. The troopers were attempting to vacate the drummers citing sound permit restrictions. The activists briefly halted drumming, but quickly resumed and successfully defended the ritual by creating an impressive wall of people to prevent further interference.
Video by @SamRichards10
Idle No More is an ongoing protest movement originating among the Aboriginal peoples in Canada comprising the First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples and their non-Aboriginal supporters in Canada, and to a lesser extent, internationally. It has consisted of a number of political actions worldwide, inspired in part by the hunger strike of Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence and further coordinated via social media. A reaction to legislative abuses of indigenous treaty rights by the current federal government, the movement takes particular issue with the recent omnibus bill Bill C-45.
For MN and WI,,, the toxic pipeline goes across many waterways including Reservations in MN