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Idle No More to hit the Bay Monday & Tuesday

Sunday, January 06, 2013   by: Kate Adams


Local Idle No More organizers will hold a a Road block (traffic slow down) starting with a Sun Rise ceremony on January 7th.

And on Tuesday, January 8th: Everyone from every nation is invited and welcomed to take part in this demonstration. We're expecting at least a 1000 or more so pass the word and we'll really set the benchmark that we are IDLE NO MORE!

#1 - Meet at HWY 17 between Beaucage Park and Nova Beaucage: 7am ceremony, 9am-2pm > Impede Traffic Flow,

#2 - Move Rally to North Bay City Hall to begin a march with Local and Area Residents @ 4pm marching up Algonquin to hwy17 and concluding with a Round Dance encompassing the HWY 17 / 11 intersection at ALGONQUIN.

All these are peaceful Protests with coordinated efforts of all nations. The OPP, APS, North Bay Mayor, are working together with us to see people are safe.
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getreal 1/7/2013 8:31:53 AM Report

If I was blocking (slowing down as you say) the hwy I would be tossed in jail. Find another way to protest. You are going to get someone killed!!!
tar77bass 1/7/2013 8:42:14 AM Report

why in the hell does our goverment allow these people to block other people from using these roads something needs to be done about this maybe its time we block all access to them in our stores and hospitals and schools seeing that they dont pay taxes to support these businesses
tar77bass 1/7/2013 8:43:52 AM Report

well they have been idle for fifty years living off the support of the goverment maybe they might do something other that living off of tax money
Rosiee1 1/7/2013 9:00:53 AM Report

I was sympathetic to the aboriginal movement but no more. I am afraid this current action is going to alienate everyone and result in violence. Are they trying to create another Syria? There are better ways to educate about your situation.
geezer1 1/7/2013 10:54:49 AM Report

There is no doubt that the FN have legitimate reasons to protest but in my opinion, the blocking of roads and railways and the disruption of the daily life of other people who are trying to earn a living or going to doctor appointments, etc., does not further the cause of the FN's and the support from the rest of Canadians which is needed if any progress is to be made.
Watcher1 1/7/2013 10:55:42 AM Report

Ignorance to this issue is all I see here. This movement affects not only native communities and their people but every Canadian. With bill C-45 being passed millions of our rivers and lakes that were protected will be reduced to mere hundreds. "If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing" Malcolm X
miles 1/7/2013 11:01:11 AM Report

"Attawapiskat audit finds 'no evidence of due diligence'"
This "Idle" movement is providing a distraction from some of the real problems.
sowhat 1/7/2013 11:48:34 AM Report

Learn your history before you complain. The natives have been trying for years to get their property back. Fifty years ago, they did not have the tools to force the government to respect their rights. They do not pay taxes on wages earned on the reserve, but they pay taxes on wages earn outside the reserve. Just remember that without the natives, we would have lost the war of l812 and we would now be Americans.
paulinmeg 1/7/2013 12:59:30 PM Report

Before anyone posts a comment, I think they need to research and be informed about the issues at hand. I agree that all of these comments are based on ignorance and with obviously no knowledge on the history of our country and those who reside here!
Justice for All 1/7/2013 1:25:57 PM Report

Go Idle No More Go!!!!

Keep it peaceful, but have your say for Canada!
GWN 1/7/2013 3:58:17 PM Report

Given the results of the Attawapiskat audit, I'd like to know why they are not demonstrating outside the band offices demanding an audit here.

and dismissing anyone who disagrees with you as ignorant and ill-informed rather than refuting their argument is admitting you have nothing to offer or that you have something to hide
Oldtimer 1/7/2013 4:38:32 PM Report

Idle no More is not about one person or one group of people.
The changes that have been made to human rights and the environment and accountability by the Federal Government effect every one in Canada.

If you fish, camp, or even expect to use the Water in Canada; the Federal Government has arbitrarily taken away any protection of the Waterways.
Walkerton wasn't a good enough wake up call on environmental concerns.
sowhat 1/7/2013 5:19:47 PM Report

Reply to GWN

I agree that the government should see the results on paper for the money we give them. We should be able to even see the buildings, improvement to drinking water, roadways ect. When I agree with the natives, I don,t mean to say that they are all honest. They have dishonest people serving them just like we have in our government. I respect the natives for what they are fighting for.
Watcher1 1/7/2013 7:33:33 PM Report

Here's an little information from a little research educate yourselves!!->You also need to educate yourself on your government. This is where your tax dollar goes:
- 10% Canada Health Transfer
- 3% CRA
- 4% Canada Social Transfer
- 5% Children's Benefits - Child Tax, UCCB
- 4% Crown Corporations - CMHC, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Atomic Energy of Canada, Canadian Commercial Corporation
- 8% Defence
- 7% Employment Insurance Benefits
- 6% Major Transfers to Other levels of Government
- 12% Other Operations - Environment, Fisheries & Oceans, Health, HRSDC, Industry, Justice, Natural Resources, Public Works, Transport, Veteran Affairs
- 14% Other Transfer Payments - 47% of this is transfers to First Nations and Aborigal Peoples (so 6% of your tax dollar!)
- 11% Public Debt Charges - $$ borrowed by Federal Government
- 3% Public Safety
- 13% Support to Elderly.
jeffoconnell 1/7/2013 7:40:43 PM Report

Why is it that some, not all natives categorize all white eye as the same? i am white eye and i dont agree with 80% of the white eye ways. dont blame me for what happened 200 years ago. wasnt my bs and never will be. oh and by the way native elders long ago gave there people up to the white man. thats where all this bs came about. study history some of you may learn something.
Biker Barbie 1/10/2013 9:01:13 AM Report

We the tax payers of Canada need to start our own movement. Let's call it PAY NO MORE !!!!!
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