Educational Resources

Below are links to some of the media coverage in English on Idle No More.  If you would like to suggest other articles and media sources please contact


Canadian Roots Exchange’s official position on the Idle No More Movement (December 20, 2012)

Open Letter from the Office of the National Chief, Assembly of First Nations to the Prime Minister and Governor General – (December 16, 2012)

Interview with Pam Palmateer on CBC News (Pam Palmeter previously worked at Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and the Department of Justice, she provides a good summary on the objectives and mission of Idle No more – 5min28sec, December 22, 2012)

Resetting and Restoring the Relationship (Idle No More pamphlet) – Taiaiake Alfred and Tobold Rollo (available in English, French and Spanish)

Idle No More: Canada, it’s time. We need to fix this in our generation – Chelsea Vowel  (Rabble – December 17, 2012)

Idle No More Is Not Just an “Indian Thing” – Wab Kinew (Hufington Post – December 17, 2012)

Gian Gomeshi’s essay on Idle No More (CBC – December 20, 2012)

Why ‘Idle No More’ is gaining strength, and why all Canadians should care – Jeff Denis  (Toronto Star – December 20, 2012)

First Nations “war drums” will “ring loudly” if Attawapiskat Chief Spence dies: Nepinak – APTN National News (December 16, 2012)

Canada’s First Nations protest heralds a new alliance– Martin Lucaks (The Guardian – December 20, 2012)

Native Protests Gain International Support – (CNN News – December 21, 2012)

Idle No More protesters remember Oka crisis– (CBC News – December 22, 2012)

Harper: Act now before Chief Theresa Spence dies – Charlie Angus (Rabble – December 24, 2012)

Idle No More: What It Truly Means to Be Canadian – Kevin Grandia (Huffington Post – December 24, 2012)

Idle No More: Women rising to lead when it’s needed most – Muna Mire (Rabble – December 24, 2012)

Chief Theresa Spence Resolute in Hunger Strike, as Her Body Weakens – David Ball (Indian Country – December 24, 2012)

No, things are not getting better for Canadian natives – Chelsea Vowel (National Post – December 24, 2012)

Idle No More: Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger speaks to all of us – Naomi Klein (Globe and Mail – December 24, 2012)

Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike ‘concerns’ Aboriginal Affairs minister – The Canadian Press (Toronto Star – December 25)

Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike has full backing of Attawapiskat residents – Raveena Aulakh (Toronto Star – December 25, 2012)

Theresa Spence’s message to First Nation youth (December 25, 2012)

Pamela Palmater’s interview on Democracy Now  (December 26, 2012)

Des jeûnes communautaires en appui à Theresa Spence – La presse canadienne (Le Devoir -le 27 décembre)

Idle No More – Blog