This week on Making Contact:
In the winter of 2012, flash mob round dances, demonstrations, hunger strikes, and blockades swept Canada. What began as a protest against new laws seen as curtailing environmental protections and infringing indigenous sovereignty quickly grew into a movement for indigenous rights and environmental justice. On this edition, Sylvia McAdam, one of the founders of Idle No More, tells the story of the movement.
Sylvia McAdam, Idle No More co-founder, Charm Logan, Idle No More activist, and Harsha Walia, Immigrants in Support of Idle No More activist.
Host/Producer: George Lavender
Producers: Jen Chien, Andrew Stelzer
Contributing Producers: Lillian Boctor, Aaron Lakoff
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
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