Idle No More

Before it sparked protests across Canada, I reported on the birth of Idle No More - the largest aboriginal movement the country has seen - as it began brewing on social media in late 2012. My diverse sources and keen eye helped me dig deep and shape coverage of this story in its early days.

Civil rights movement for First Nations brewing online, says musician - Metro News, 2012

A hunger strike and storming of the House of Commons by First Nations chiefs are just two outward signs of a native civil rights movement brewing online.

Attawapiskat chief on hunger strike gets boost from growing aboriginal movement - Metro News, 2012

Winnipeg grand chief arrives in Ottawa to show support for chief on hunger strike to meet Prime Minister.

Martin Luther King Jr. would support Idle No More, says law prof - Metro News, 2013

Civil Rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King would have marched on Parliament Hill with Idle No More protestors, says African Canadian law professor.

Inuit side with Idle No More, say movement an opportunity to honour land claims - Metro News, 2013

Inuit groups urge the federal government to live up to its modern treaty obligations ahead of a meeting between the Prime Minister and Assembly of First Nations to discuss Idle No More issues.

Education system fails Métis, aboriginal youth, say teachers - Metro News, 2013

Canada's education system has failed First Nations youth, said educators at the Canadian Teachers’ Federation’s annual conference as they puzzled out ways to help get it on track.