In support of Idle No More

Despite the frigid wind chill, many Winnipegers joined protests that were in support of the Idle No More campaign that has been gaining momentum since before Christmas when First Nations Chief Theresa Spence began her hunger strike in Ottawa.

The protests on Friday, January 11 were intended as a show of support for the mission of Chief Spence, which is to have the Government of Canada move more quickly concerning treaty negotiations, and to address the abysmal living conditions on many First Nations reserves.

The video below was filmed at a protest at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, and focuses on why Christians, and in this case Mennonites in particular, believe the Idle No More movement is integral to how we as Canadians move forward together from our colonialist past.

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