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Idle No more

Youth 4 Lakes, #INM, #YOUTH4LAKES

Updated May 17th 2013.
This is a tribute to Youth 4 Lakes who arrived in Ottawa May 13th, in case you missed it.

When omnibus Bill C-45 was passed in fall 2012, protections for over 90% of Canada’s rivers and lakes was REMOVED. Just like that.

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Opposition to this bill (among several others) was made known before it’s passing; this is the time the Idle No More movement was coined by four women who sought to oppose the federal threat to the Earth and the sovereignty of indigenous peoples. Chief Theresa Spence then announced her hunger strike and was joined by several supporters, including elder Jean Sock.

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The bills passed anyways.
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While the Harper administration made no plans to address indigenous and non-native concerns for mother Earth sovereignty, the YOUTH became Idle No More.

January 11th 2013– [Youth4Lakes] more than 50 youth from Manitoba First Nations arrived in Winnipeg after walking the past four days, marching about 250 kilometres from their home reserve to the capital city, stopping only to sleep.

January 15th 2013 – [JourneyofNishiyuu] a group of six youth with one guide embarked on a walk from Whapmagoostui, Qc to Ottawa, Ont, arriving with 100+ youth at Parliament Hill on March 25th.

January 28th 2013 – [Youth4Lakes] Manitoba youth again underwent a 247km trek to Manitoba Legislative Building, arriving February 11th.

February 15th 2013 – [Youth4Lakes] Manitoba youth strike again! 15 youth from the Skownan First Nation, led by 15 year old Victor Thomas, walked from Skownan, MB and arrived on the steps of the Manitoba Legislative Building on February 21st.

March 16th 2013 -[SacredJourneyforFutureGenerations] Stanley Mission First Nation youth embark on a 3450 km trek from Stanley Mission, Saskatchewan to Parliament Hill in Ottawa. They expect to arrive June 21st.

March 25th 2013 – [JourneyofNishiyuu] Thousands greet the Nishiyuu walkers as they arrive at Parliament Hill in Ottawa. They began as 6, but accumulated over 100 youth along the journey.
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March 28th 2013 – Manitoba youth announced their fourth journey: This time all the way to the capital, Ottawa, to bring the message of needed protection for Canada’s lakes and rivers.

CBC coverage

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May 13th 2013 (2,000km and 48 days later) the youth arrive in Ottawa. They were joined by David Kawapit (17 y.o. Journey of Nishiyuu original walker) in a show of unity, and greeted by Manitoba Chiefs and dozens of supporters, including members from over 28 countries via Livestream online.
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Photo by Ben Powless

Photo by Ben Powless

Photo by Ben Powless

Photo by Ben Powless

Chief Nepinak shakes hands with Ben Raven. Photo by Ben Powless.

Chief Nepinak shakes hands with Ben Raven. Photo by Ben Powless.

Unity. David Kawapit, brainchild of the Journey of Nishiyuu, and Ben Raven, Youth4Lakes leader, walk together. Photo by Youth4Lakes.

Unity. David Kawapit, brainchild of the Journey of Nishiyuu, and Ben Raven, Youth4Lakes leader, walk together. Photo by Youth4Lakes.

VISIT YOUTH4LAKES FOR MORE PHOTOS AND INFO.

FOR ARCHIVED FOOTAGE OF ARRIVAL: http://livestre.am/4sreT
Y4L After party: http://livestre.am/4ssl0

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One thought on “Youth 4 Lakes, #INM, #YOUTH4LAKES

  1. yes !!! i maded e the photos 😀 me in the red shoes ! rocking “viiccttoorrss” flag eh victor lmao jskin

    Posted by heather | May 19, 2013, 8:21 PM

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