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Idle no more movement in Nelson

Supporters of the Idle No More movement gathered outside City Hall on New Year
Supporters of the Idle No More movement gathered outside City Hall on New Year's Day before taking the issue of Indigenous rights to the streets of Nelson.
— image credit: Kirsten Hildebrand photo

Members of the Sinixt Nation and other supporters of the Idle No More campaign rallied and marched in Nelson on New Year’s Day.

The ongoing protest movement dubbed Idle No More, inspired in part by hunger striking Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence, intends to shed light and gain action on issues of Indigenous treaty rights, environmental degradation as well as social and economic inequality.

Gathered outside City Hall, a group of over 100 people met around 10 a.m. to sustain the cause growing in international support. About 20 people addressed the crowd including two members of the Sinixt. With drums in tow, a smaller group then took to the streets marching through Nelson toward Lakeside where they made a spiritual offering at the water's edge.

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