That is just north America. Idle no More is now world wide. Indigenous people all over the planet are connected and working together. Mainstream media is ignoring them and that is why most people think they are idle, but they sure as hell ain't.
Remember Petros... Cliffy promised big changes this summer. I have the page book marked so we can follow it through and perhaps have a discussion in September.
Canadians share outrage over missing and murdered indigenous women and RCMP statement
Canadians share outrage over missing and murdered indigenous women and RCMP statement - Trending - CBC News
Quebec Superior Court has struck down part of a controversial membership law in Kahnawake, Que., saying it violates Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Justice Thomas Davis determined the rule — which requires residents of the Mohawk reserve to move away if they marry a non-Indigenous person, as well as suspending their other membership entitlements — discriminatory based on social status.
"It's basically an attack on the basic dignity of everybody," said lawyer Julius Grey, who represented the 16 plaintiffs.
In the 48-page judgment, Davis said the policy was based on "stereotypical beliefs" about mixed marriage, that "non-native spouses will use the resources and land of the band in a way that is detrimental to it and that will have a negative impact on the ability of the band to protect its culture and its land."
But, Grey pointed out, the judge was not unsympathetic to the other side and acknowledged the challenges faced in the community just south of Montreal. He invited the two parties to reconcile and try to come to an agreement.
Out in the OpenThe struggle to belong under Kahnawake community's 'Marry Out, Get Out' rule
In a statement, the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) said its legal team is reviewing the judgment, which came down Monday, and will present a report to the chief and council on Thursday.
"Obviously, we maintain the position that matters that are so integral to our identity have no business in outside courts," stated Grand Chief Joe Norton.
"However, a decision on the case has been rendered. We are now taking the time to analyze the decision and will inform the community further in the coming days."
Saga going on for decades
Joe Delaronde, spokesperson for the MCK, said many people in the community are also upset the issue went to an outside court, when they have voiced their opinion "loud and clear" on the policy for almost 40 years.
"No one says you can't marry who you want. All it says is if you do that, you can't live on this territory," he said.
"For this community, they look at it as a matter of survival, the only place where we can be us. And that's where it comes from."
The so-called "marry out, get out" policy began as a moratorium, first passed in 1981. It has officially been on the band council's books since 1984, but has rarely been enforced.
The membership law sets criteria for who is considered to be a member of the First Nation and determines which non-members can become residents. The current version was enacted in 2003.
In 2010, the band council began sending out eviction letters. Some plaintiffs in the lawsuit claim they were cut off from access to services in Kahnawake because their partner is not Indigenous.
Others say they were the targets of violent protests or shaming on social media, and that mixed-race children were referred to as "half breeds" and were denied funding to go to school.
Oh look white nationalist climate change deniers want to discuss Indians. I wonder what they'll say?
Listening to a CTV interview with Kevin Hart - AFN Manitoba Regional Chief as he tells the host that FN languages should be recognized as official languages. Earlier, Percy Bellegarde told his audience at the FN conference on whatever that every single FN language needs to be funded, promoted and accepted as official.