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This page will be regularly updated with materials for initiating outreach in your community. If you have any materials or resources you’d like to share, please do. I will post those here as well. There are numerous other resourced we are sure to have missed; a quick google or youtube search will yield much. Special thanks to Ian Ki’laas Caplette, Solidarity Halifax and Jessica Gordon who compiled a lot of the stuff below.
Be sure to check out some of the links listed in the right column of this blog. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
There you will find numerous other resources!!!

IDLE NO MORE PLANS (official working document)

Indigenous sovereignty and environmental protections strategies for INM, grassroots and supporters.


Global Movements

Indigenous struggles 2012 Jan-Dec 2012: Dispatches from the Fourth World (PDF)
Mexico: The Zapatista Army of National Liberation Announces Next Steps (español)



United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
English (PDF) | Français (PDF) | Español (PDF) | More Languages…
Breakdown of DRIP for Indigenous Adolescents (PDF)
Proposal Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth
Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya
Study of Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Relation to Extractive and Energy Industries [Annual Reports]
2012 (PDF) | 2011 (PDF) | 2010 (PDF) | Make comments | Submit a Case

canada stand upCanada

BILL BREAKDOWN [page] is a page containing easy-read info on the bills affecting First Nations in Canada.

Those Who Take Us Away (human rights watch)
The 89-page report documents abusive Policing and Failures in Protection of Indigenous Women and Girls in Northern British Columbia, Canada
Since Time Immemorial, Anna Flaminio [history outline, terms, resources] (PDF)
Royal Commission Report on Aboriginal Peoples (PDF) (français (PDF))
“They Came for the Children” – Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Report (PDF)
UN Human rights and indigenous issues CANADA, 2004 (PDF)
Bill C-38 [FULL] (français)
Bill C-45 [FULL] (français)
Attawapiskat Ruling on the Criminality of the Third Party Rep 2012, (PDF)
A very brief list of landmark moments in the colonisation of Mi’kma’ki (PDF)
Provincial, Territorial and International Leads Contact Info

treaty6mapTreaty and related Readings [Canada]
White Paper 1969 (PDF)
White and Red Papers, 1969 – 1970 (PDF)
Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties 1969 (PDF)
Understanding Treaty 6: An Indigenous Perspective, by Sharon Venne (PDF)
Treaties Made in Good Faith, by Sharon Venne (PDF)
Honour Bound: Onion lake and the Spirit of Treaty 6; The International Validity of Treaties with Indigenous Peoples (PDF)
Foundational Document: Citizens Plus, By Indian Chiefs of Alberta (PDF)
Notes of Private Lands on Reserved Lands (PDF)
Lecture on Treaties and Education Sept. 21, 2012, by Sharon Venne (PDF)
Map of National Historical Treaties in Canada (PDF)
The treaties that form the basis of Canada’s presence here are land sharing agreements. They are not title surrenders. They are not anything other than agreements to share the gifts that the land provides with the Settler population of Canada. These sharing agreements were made in good faith to provide the certainty of enough land to provide for all peoples, the ability to live peaceably and with the understanding that we live for the purpose of maintaining the health of the lands for future generations and for the benefit of all living things.

stand upUSA

Statement of UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples USA, 2012
UN Report: The situation of indigenous peoples in the United States of America, 2012 (PDF)
All Federal Lands and Indian Reservations (PDF)
Printable Maps List: Federal Lands and Indian Reservations, by state

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Honor the Treaties: History of Broken Promises
AIM and Wounded Knee Documents


ARTICLES (history, and stories about the indigenous right movement):

In Idle No More, New Media Spreads Old Wisdom About Social Change That Lasts
Report: Canada could see indigenous uprising
Canada: Prime Minister Harper Launches First Nations “Termination Plan”
Round dance: Why it’s the symbol of Idle No More
Harper government bills that sparked Idle No More
Silent No More: A Sikh Response to the Idle No More Movement
It’s open season on Canada’s waterways: Is your favourite lake or stream protected?
Idle? Know More [debunking myths relating to the movement]
Idle No More of Dummies (or ‘What The Heck Are All These Indians Acting All Indian-Ey About’?)
Unbelievable, but undeniable: Genocide in Canada [this article relatable to US & Australia
The natives are restless. Wondering why?
#IdleNoMore in Historical Context
Attawapiskat Chief Spence urges Idle No More to unite with leadership, says chiefs ready to ‘humble themselves’
Debunking Blatchford and other anti-Native ideologues on Idle No More
IdleNoMore: National Day of Action – December 10, 2012


Idle No More Quick Leaflets v2 (PDF)
Idle No More Quick Leaflets v1 (PDF)
Solidarity Halifax Flyers (PDF)


Designer – Dwayne Bird
Designer – Andy Everson
Honor the Treaties

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Decolonization for your Momma – A workshop tool for #IdleNoMore
Idle No More Lesson Plan TEMPLATE (PDF)
History Resource 1
Idle No More Official website


There are numerous other resources we are sure to have missed; a quick google or youtube search will yield much.


Click on the link above to be connected to a page of videos and brief documentaries about Idle No More.

Kanehsatake 270 Years of Resistance

This movie depicts the events and circumstances leading up to and surrounding what is known as the “Oka Crisis” in Quebec in 1990. The depictions in this resistance are about the clash between the settler society of canada and Indigenous peoples in terms of land, rights, and the incursion of Settler society into Indigenous peoples lands irrespective of their wishes.

Is the Crown at war with us?

In the summer of 2000, federal fishery officers appeared to wage war on the Mi’gmaq fishermen of Burnt Church, New Brunswick. Why would officials of the Canadian government attack Indigenous peoples for exercising rights that had been affirmed by the highest court in the canada? Alanis Obomsawin casts her nets into history to provide a context for the events on Miramichi Bay.

Dancing Around the Table, Part Two

This link will lead you to the sequel to Dancing Around the Table, Part One, this film deals with the constitutional negotiations with Canada’s Native peoples that took place between 1983 and 1985. It documents the fourth and final meeting between Canada’s Native leaders and the first ministers. Intercut between the speeches and debates of the conference are images and portraits of various Native people, highlighting the crucial importance this meeting has for their struggle for self-government.

The Awakening of Elizabeth Shaw

In 1898 Elizabeth Shaw went to the Tsimshian village of Port Simpson in Northern B.C. and worked for five weeks as the Matron of the Crosby Boys’ Home, a residential setting for First Nations children. She was extremely upset by what she saw at the home and left. Later, while teaching in Greenville-Lakalzap, she wrote a letter to the Women’s Missionary Society of the Methodist Church describing the bad food and harsh treatment at the Home and detailing a case of physical abuse of a young woman there. Excerpts were forwarded to the Superintendent of the Methodist Church in Toronto who arranged for an investigation. When the investigative report was released stating no change of management was recommended, Mrs. Shaw suffered a breakdown of her health and returned to Ontario.

CBC NEWS:‘We are deeply sorry’

“In 1928, a government official predicted Canada would end its “Indian problem” within two generations. Church-run, government-funded residential schools for native children were supposed to prepare them for life in white society. But the aims of assimilation meant devastation for those who were subjected to physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Decades later, aboriginal people began to share their stories and demand acknowledgement of — and compensation for — their stolen childhoods.”

Muffins For Granny trailer

“Muffins For Granny is a remarkably layered, emotionally complex story of personal and cultural survival. McLaren tells the story of her own grandmother by combining precious home movie fragments with the stories of seven elders dramatically affected by their experiences in residential schools. McLaren uses animation with a painterly visual approach to move the audience between the darkness of memory and the reality that these charismatic survivors live in today.”


Ten Books to Contextualize the Idle No More movement

After reading comment after uninformed comment, both online and in the media, decided to compile a short list of books written by historians that address the issues being discussed by the Idle No More movement…

Custer Died for Your Sins – An Indian Manifesto by Vine Deloria, Jr.

Vine DeLoria Jr., a noted and respected Indigenous scholar observes, “The Indian world has changed so substantially since the first publication of this book that some things contained in it seem new again.” Indeed, It seems that each generation of whites and Indians will have to read and reread Vine Deloria’s manifesto for some time to come, before we absorb his special, ironic Indian point of view and what he tells us, with a great deal of humor, about U.S. race relations, federal bureaucracies, Christian churches, and social scientists. Deloria writes with ironic, mordant wit and, in the process, he resolutely destroys the stereotypes and myths that white society has built up about the Indian. (If you can find a copy of Deloria’s Red Earth, White Lies GET IT!,_White_Lies )

The True Story of Canada’s “War” of Extermination on the Pacific By Tom Swanky

Another good book to read about BC in particular is The True Story of Canada’s War of Extermination on the Pacific. The title pretty much lays it out but one things stads out is that is was based in the oral histories of Indigenous peoples and corroborated through archival research of the period.

The residential school aspect of genocide is one which is vast and disturbing. There are several aspects of this genocide which can be accessed and should be researched and understood deeply as its effects will be with Indigenous peoples for generations.


INM-Direct Action Training, April 23 2013

On Tues April 23rd at 6:30 Central time the Idlenomore-roots page had a video spreecast featuring Activists Heather Milton Lightening, Satsi Nazel, Chrissy Swain, Elle-Maiji Tailfeathers (and others) to discuss rights and safety in direct actions and civil disobedience. Length 1:34:59

#F26 INM: From Idle No More to the Indigenous Nationhood Movement Feb 26, 2013

University of Victoria. Tuesday, February 26, 2013
After the tremendous response to our last Idle No More Public Forum, this follow up event explores the next phase of INM, as we move from ‘Idle No More’ to an Indigenous Nationhood Movement. We have gathered in flash mobs, rallies and round dances in streets and malls across Turtle Island and, now, Indigenous peoples are rising together to protect our lands and rebuild our nations. But what is at stake in this process? What does Indigenous nationhood look like? And what is required to build a lasting Indigenous resurgence movement that includes Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples? As part of Indigenous Resurgence Week 2013, this public forum will bring together activists, thinkers, educators and community leaders to reflect on this important transitional time in the movement and to reflect on the ongoing work being done in our communities to mobilize action, education, and land defense. Length 1:59:23
Taiaiake Alfred
Freda Huson
Dawn Smith
Fred Speck


On Feb. 24, 2013, Peace Alliance Winnipeg and Project Peacemakers held a panel discussion in Winnipeg on the importance of Idle No More. The panel was comprised of Idle No More activists, all of who have a rich history of activism that predates the emergence of the movement.Length 1:23:12
Chickadee Richard
Jo Seenie Redsky
Michael Champagne
Lori Mainville
Leah Gazan
Jerry Daniels

Idle No More Teach-in at UBC, Feb 1 2013

2013 UBC First Nations House of Learning Idle No More Teach-in, February 1, 1-3pm
Host: Dr. Linc Kesler
Dr. Gordon Christie
Dr. Glen Coulthard
Dr. Shelly Johnson
Dr. Dory Nason
Listen to the Podcast here!

#J16Forum: Idle No More – Where Do We Go From Here?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013, University of Victoria
[The archives are in segments because there were multiple stream crashes due to traffic volume]
Part 0—Opening: [Note: There is no video/audio on this one, but this has the opening 15 mins of online chat]
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:

Solidarity Halifax: Why Are We #IdleNoMore? Teach-in, January 10th 2013

Why Are We #IdleNoMore? teach-in presented by Solidarity Halifax. Edited recording by CKDU 88.1 FM
Video of full Teach-in (1hour 37min)
Below the teach in is broken into 9 videos according to speaker.
Part 1 – Rachelle McKay, Student – Idle No More
Part 2 – Rebecca Moore, Student – Idle No More
Part 3 – Megan Leslie, MP Halifax, NDP Environment Critic – Omnibus Bills
Part 4 – Tayla Paul, Artist – Colonialism
Part 5 – Dr Erin Wunker, Canadian Studies, Dalhousie – Colonial Narratives & Unlearning
Part 6 – Billy Lewis, Elder – Resistance
Part 7 – Sébastien Labelle, Solidarity Halifax – Unity, Privilege & Anti-Capitalism
Part 8 – Patricia Doyle-Bedwell, Transition Year Program, Dalhousie – Rights & Education
Part 9 – Billy Lewis, Elder – Last Words


United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (20-31 May 2013)


Indigenous Nation Movement Youth Cultural and Educational Forum: Toronto

Saturday, May 25th. University of Toronto, Koffler House Auditorium
Speakers: Chief Arlen Dumas (emcee); Angela Bercier; Dr. Pam Palmater
Youth Panelists:
David Kawapit & Stanley George Jr., Nishiyuu Walkers, Whapimagooshiyuu First Nation
Gabrielle Fayant, Metis Youth Representative
Ben Raven – Youth4Lakes Reprentative
Juliette Linklater, Daughter of Chief Spence, Attawapiskat Cree Nation

Indigenous Leadership Forum

Mni Indigenous Water Summit

Mother Earth Gathering Womyn of All Nations

Moccasins on the Ground to Protect Sacred Water

Be sure to check out some of the links listed in the right column of this blog. There you will find numerous other resources!!!



9 thoughts on “STUFF YOU MIGHT USE

  1. I tweeted it. 🙂 Thanks!

    Posted by Clear Wind Blows Over the Moon | February 23, 2013, 7:04 PM
  2. My friend and I wrote a short article which attempts to debunk some of the main myths that relate to the movement. I don’t know if it’s worthy of being included in the list but we tried to put things in a way that was accessible to most people. You can find the article here:

    Posted by innocentthunderphotography | February 22, 2013, 1:47 AM
  3. Wow, great! I’m so happy to find this. Thank you, to all the contributors!

    Posted by Linda Fontaine | February 21, 2013, 8:47 PM
  4. Wow! Thanks for this! I’ve been wanting to put one of these together myself but could never have done this comprehensive of a job. I will definitely be passing this info on. Thanks again 🙂

    Posted by innocentthunderphotography | February 21, 2013, 4:47 PM


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