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All the Agents and SaintsDispatches from the U.S. Borderlands$
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Stephanie Elizondo Griest

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469631592

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.001.0001

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The Movement

The Movement

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All the Agents and Saints

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

University of North Carolina Press

At the end of 2012, the biggest indigenous rights movements in Canada’s history erupted. Known as Idle No More, it was triggered by legislation to eliminate key protections for water, fish, Aboriginal land, and native sovereignty. On January 5, 2013, six Cree youth left their remote village of Whapmagoostui, Quebec on the shores of Hudson Bay and started snowshoeing across Canada in the name of peace. Hundreds joined them for “The Journey of Nishiyuu,” or the Journey of the People. The author and her Cree/Metis friend Bob drive out to greet the youth on Victoria Island in Ottawa, Canada, and follow along on their march toward Parliament, where a rally is held.

Keywords:   Idle No More, Chief Theresa Spence, Metis, Journey of Nishiyuu, Whapmagoostui, Quebec, aboriginal rights, U.S. Canada Border, native sovereignty, First Nations, Indian suicide

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