Photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan.
This list of resources was discovered on tumblr and provided by “garçonnière,” a critical queer artist/writer living in Québec City.
It’s a great list and along with this resource she has great content on both her wordpress and tumblr blog so Mixed Bag Mag recommends following her there as well as on twitter @garconniere and facebook.
Below cited in entirety from www.garconniere.tumblr.com:
Many of my friends have been asking me what Idle No More is about: where to begin, what’s happening, why now, what’s next, etc. Although I’m well versed in many of the issues Idle No More addresses, have studied post-colonial theory, and have even covered some of the resistance to colonialism (in Caledonia/Six Nations, Grassy Narrows, and Sharbot Lake) – this feels like an overwhelming question. Partly because… well, it is an overwhelming question. Idle No More is a complicated movement because it is tackling a messy, tangled history – the history of colonialism, and the many incarnations of resistance to it.
That said, I’ve been consuming content voraciously, so here’s the best of what i’ve come across.
- Idle No More official website
- Idle No More: Where do we go from here? by âpihtawikosisân (December 26, 2012)
- What is the Idle No More Movement … Really? by Pam Palmater
- Idle No More: A Timeline of Events and Recommended Reading by Shameless Magazine staff
- Aambe! Maajaadaa! (What #IdleNoMore Means to Me) by Leanne Simpson (December 21, 2012)
#IdleNoMore in Historical Context by Glen Coulthard (December 24, 2012)
- What if Natives Stop Subsidizing Canada? by Dru Ojay Jay (January 7, 2013)
- Idle No More – Les plumes rouges sortent dans la rue by Caroline Montpetit (January 9, 2013) (french)
- Idle No More: un message qui porte par Josée Legault (January 10, 2013) (french)
- Thomas King: ‘The Conservatives have completely stonewalled native people’ (January 11, 2013)
- Idle No More Research by Lisa Charleyboy (January 12, 2013)
- Idle No More : les femmes autochtones au front (French)
- The World at Six podcast from January 10, 2013
- Taking the pulse of Native communities across Quebec by CBC Radio – Quebec AM (January 11, 2013)
- Canada’s indigenous movement gains momentum Al Jazeera English (a few factual inaccuracies in the write-up i.e. Chief Spence is not the head of Idle No More)
- Wab Kinew SOAPBOX: First Nations stereotypes and why people need to stop using them (if you have a short attention span this is your video!)
- Idle No More Short Documentary – shot in Oakland, California by Grounded TV
- The People of the Kattawapiskak River by Alanis Obamsawin (streaming for free until January 18, 2013)
- Kanehsatake 270 Years of Resistance by Alanis Obomsawin (from 1993, but a great primer on the relationship of the federal/provincial govt to Native communities)
reblog and add your favourite analysis/resources!