Photos: Idle No More marks first anniversary with Metrotown flash mob
About a year ago, the Idle No More movement arose in indigenous nations across Canada. Soon, the grassroots indigenous-sovereignty movement was everywhere: on Parliament Hill, at City Hall, in transit stations, on nightly TV newscasts and newspaper front pages, and even in shopping malls across the U.S.
On Sunday (December 22), Idle No More participants and supporters gathered at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby (on Coast Salish territory), marking the first anniversary of the movement's beginnings. Among other reasons, they came to express their rejection of tar-sands pipeline proposals from Enbridge and Kinder Morgan.