Idle No More — an indigenous people’s movement for the environment

Bill McKibben has written an article about Idle No More, a growing movement of resistance against the destructiveness of fossil fuels. This would be a great movement for us to learn about, reach out to and connect with.

Corporations and governments have often discounted the power of native communities — because they were poor and scattered in distant places, they could be ignored or bought off. But in fact their lands contain much of the continent’s hydrocarbon wealth — and, happily, much of its wind, solar and geo-thermal resources, as well. The choices that Native people make over the next few years will be crucial to the planet’s future — and #IdleNoMore is an awfully good sign that the people who have spent the longest in this place are now rising artfully and forcefully to its defense.

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