Spirit in Action in Ocean Beach: Idle No More

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The San Diego Indian community came out in a festive display of support of Idle No More.  Sat January,  11, 2013 drums, gourds, singing, dance and prayers filled the air in Ocean Beach where Newport Ave greets the Pacific ocean. The San Diego Indigenous community came to show solidarity and to stand united  with the many issues in Indian Country - water, land, sacred sites, coal, NGS, uranium.

Idle No More is an ongoing protest movement originating among the Aboriginal peoples in Canada comprising the First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples and their non-Aboriginal supporters in Canada,

It has consisted of a number of political actions worldwide, inspired in part by the hunger strike of Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence and further coordinated via social media. A reaction to abuses of indigenous, The movement takes particular issue with the recent omnibus bill Bill C-45f, which reduce the number of federally protected waterways.

Idle No More began with 4 ladies; Nina Wilson, Sylvia McAdam, Jessica Gordon & Sheelah McLean. in the early part of October; while  discussing Bill C 45. All 4 women knew that this was a time to act, as this bill and other proposed legislation would affect not only Indigenous people but also the lands, water and the rest of Canada.

The focus is on grassroots voices, treaties and sovereignty.