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‘Idle No More’: Beausoleil First Nation activist says serious Indigenous issues still exist –

November 24, 2020

An outspoken Indigenous activist from Beausoleil First Nation near Penetanguishene says the Idle No More movement continues to work to protect Indigenous rights, even though it is not making headlines like it did eight years ago.

Tori Cress, an Idle No More organizer, said the movement has taken a more educational approach in recent years, keeping the public informed about serious issues directly affecting Indigenous lives.

Idle No More was born in Canada in December 2012, inspired in part by the hunger strike of Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence, who camped out on Parliament Hill to protest abhorrent living conditions on her First Nations territory in northwestern Ontario.

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