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The winter we danced : voices from the past, the future, and the Idle No More Movement / edited by The Kino-nda-niimi Collective.

Kino-nda-niimi Collective, (editor of compilation.).


The Winter We Danced is a vivid collection of writing, poetry, lyrics, art and images from the many diverse voices that make up the past, present, and future of the Idle No More movement. Calling for pathways into healthy, just, equitable and sustainable communities while drawing on a wide-ranging body of narratives, journalism, editorials, and creative pieces, this collection consolidates some of the most powerful, creative pieces, this collection consolidates some of the most powerful, creative, and insightful moments from the winter we danced and gestures towards next steps in an ongoing movement for justice and Indigenous self-determination.

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  • ISBN: 9781894037518 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 439 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Winnipeg, Mantoba : ARP Books, 2014

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
A healing time / SkyBlue Mary Morin -- Idle no more: The winter we danced / The Kino-nda-nimi collective -- First beats -- Come my way / Tara Williamson -- #IdleNoMore in historical context / Glen Coulthard -- Why are we idle no more? / Pamela Palmater -- Occupy(ed) Canada: The political economy of Indigenous dispossession / Shiri Pasternak -- Decolonizing together: Moving beyond a politics of solidarity toward a practice of decolonization / Harsha Walia -- Harper launches mayor First Nations termination plan: As negotiating tables legitimize Canada's colonialism / Russell Diabo -- Armed with nothing more than a song and a drum: Idle no more / Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum) -- "Our people were glowing": An interview with Tanya Kappo / Tanya Kappo with Hayden King -- The Idle No More manifesto / Jessica Gordon & the founders of Idle No More -- "Our people are frustrated": An interview with Chief Isadore Day / Ryan McMahon and Wab Kinew with Chief Isadore Day -- Ghosts of Indigenous activism past, present, future: #IdleNoMore's transformative potential / Hayden King -- Transforming unity: An interview with Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs grand Chief Derek Nepinak / Derek Nepinak with Leah Gazan -- Idle no more: Re-storying Canada / Sheelah McLean -- Idle No More is not just an "Indian thing" / Wab Kinew -- The round dance revolution: Idle No More / Ryan McMahon -- Kisikew Iskwew, the woman spirit / Nina Wilson -- What if Natives stop subsidizing Canada? / Dru Oja Jay -- We are free human beings, part one / Lori M. Mainville -- "Give people a hub": An interview with Jarrett Martineau / Jarrett Martineau with Stephen Hui -- Revolutionary acts of non-violence disempowers opposition / Waneek Horn-Miller -- The white paper and the Idle No More movement / Dale Turner -- Singers and dancers -- Nothing will ever be the same: Idle No More / Neal McLeod -- Canada, it's time. We need to fix this in our generation. / Chelsea Vowel -- "Waking up to the beauty": An interview with Chickadee Richard / Chickadee Richard with Leah Gazan -- Everything you do is political, you're Anishinaabe. Or, what Idle No More is to me / Ryan McMahon -- Why First Nations movement is our best chance for clean land and water / Winona LaDuke -- Dancing in a mall / Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair -- We Natives are deeply divided. There's nothing wrong with that / Hayden King -- #IdleNoMore provides us with opportunity to examine nationhood / Tara Williamson -- Fish broth & fasting / Leanne Betasamosake Simpson -- Day 38 / Ellen Gabriel -- The sucker punch of January 11 / Alo White -- Reclaiming ourselves one name at a time / Christi Belcourt -- No more / Plex (D. Bedard) -- "The megaphone girl": An interview with Jenna (Liiciious) Wirch / Jenna Wirch with Leah Gazan -- The unravelling of a colonized mind / Jana-Rae Yerxa -- Silence is not our mother tongue: Madwewewin, the first taste of sound / Lesley Belleau -- How do you say idle no more in Anishinaabemowin? / Melody McKiver -- My grandfather, my role model / Cara Mumford -- We hold our hands up: On Indigenous women's love and resistance / Dory Nason -- More than a poster campaign: redefining colonial violence / Sarah Hunt -- "I have waited 40 years for this. Keep it going and don't stop!": An interview with Siku Allooloo / Siku Allooloo with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson -- Idle No More rules for all eternity forever and ever Tapwe and amen Mahsi cho! / Richard Van Camp -- Scapegoat for a movement? / Ethan Cox -- Nishiyuu walkers: In restlessness, there is power / Paul Seesequasis -- Friendships -- Blind justice / Lee Maracle -- Why Idle No More is gaining strength, and why all Canadians should care / Jeff Denis -- Awake, hungry, and Idle No More / Naomi Klein -- Q opening essay / Jian Ghomeshi & Matt Tunnacliffe -- #IdleNoMore: Settler responsibility for relationship / Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox -- Letter to Chief Theresa Spence Canadian union of postal workers -- I am Canadian! (Because of the treaties with Indigenous Nations) / Toby Rollo -- Academics in solidarity with Chief Spence and Idle No More open letter to the Right Honourable Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper and the Right Honourable Governor General David Johnston -- Idle no more: A profound social movement that is already succeeding / Judy Rebick -- #Ottawapiskat / Compiled by Hayden King -- Image warriors / Curated by Wanda Nanibush -- There is hope, if we rise #1-12 / Sonny Assu -- Round dance / Nathalie Bertin -- Idle No More 11 / David Garneau -- Restless / David Garneau -- Canadian flag -- David Garneau -- Hunting windigo / LauraLee K Harris -- Oh Kanata, we are / LauraLee K Harris -- Spiritual awakening / LauraLee K Harris -- Still wading - Erin Konsmo -- Traplines not pipelines / Erin Konsmo -- Land body conquest / Erin Konsmo -- Idle No More Toronto / Tannis Nielsen -- Bill C45 / Tannis Nielsen -- Parliament Hill / Tannis Nielsen -- Nation to nation now / Tannis Nielsen -- Omnibus / Michael Wesley -- Water walk / Tannis Nielsen -- Friendships (Continued) -- The terms of engagement with Indigenous nationhood / Eric Ritskes -- White noise / Shane Rhodes -- Letter to Prime Minister Harper from Indigenous women of Turtle Island / Indigenous women of Turtle Island -- Indigenous journalists need apply: #IdleNoMore and the #MSM / Waubgeshig Rice -- The words we have inherited / Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair -- Wa'tkwanonwerá:ton Akwé:kon Tetewá:nera - Greetings all my relations / Ellen Gabriel -- Kaa Maamdaa Geyabi Baabiinchigeying, no longer are we waiting! / Miskwaasining Nagamojig (swamp singers) -- Canadian artists statement of solidarity with Idle No More -- Déclaration de solidarité des artistes Canadiens avec le mouvement idle no more -- J28 / Rita Wong -- Idle No More organizers reach out to queer community / Laura Zahody -- Idle No More, the black experience, and why it is that what we say about others reveals so much about ourselves / Daniel Tseghay -- Idle No More: Where the mainstream media went wrong / Leanne Betasamosake Simpson -- As long as the water never idles: Movement in Grassy Narrows First Nation / Ryan Duplassie -- New directions -- His feast: Her broken fast / Rosanna Deerchild -- Idle No More: Where do we go from here? / Chelsea Vowel -- Resetting and restoring the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada / Taiaiake Alfred and Toby Rollo -- Seeing strength, beauty & resilience in ourselves: An interview with Eugene Boulanger / Eugene Boulanger with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson -- First Nations: working towards fundamental change / Chief Theresa spence and supporters -- Miigwetch, thank you, Chief Spence / Wab Kinew -- Idle No More: A revolutionary love song / Alex Wilson -- The Ogimaa Mikana project / The Ogimaa Mikana collective: Susan Blight, Hayden King, Connor Pion, Alex McKay, Craig Tough, and Julia Hepburn -- After the rallies: Where do we go from here? / Michael Redhead Champagne -- Through our eyes - Who leads? / Mary Ellen Turpel Lafond -- Idle No More: strong hearts of Indigenous women's leadership / Wanda Nanibush -- We are free human beings, part two / Lori M. Mainville -- Idle No More and Indigenous nationhood / Taiaiake Alfred -- Pauwauwaein: Idle No More to the Indigenous nationhood movement / Lesley Belleau -- Indigenous nationhood movement - Statement of principles -- Idle No More solidarity spring: A call to action / Idle No More and defenders of the land -- The PKOLS reclamation: saturating our land with stories / Leanne Betasamosake Simpson -- The movement that shook the Indigenous globe / Andrea Landry -- The rise of the Native rights-based strategic framework: Our last best hope to save our water, air, and Earth / Clayton Thomas-Muller -- This is a ceremony / Tara Williamson -- Timeline -- Timeline of major events spanning the winter we danced -- Note on the proceeds from the winter we danced -- Native youth sexual health network statement & resources on recent sexual assault in Thunder Bay in support of Indigenous women in Idle No More and all survivors of violence -- Biographies of contributors.
Subject: Idle No More (Movement)
Idle No More (Movement) > Literary collections.
Protest movements > Canada > Literary collections.
Indians of North America > Canada > Government relations.
Native peoples > Canada > Government relations > Literary collections.
Protest movements > Canada.
Native peoples > Canada > Government relations.

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