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June 2015, Volume VII, No. 2

The challenge of Idle No More

This issue of Open Space offers some reflection on the Idle No More movement which came as a forceful sign of the times as well as a sign of hope.

Do you remember Bill C-45? Better known as the Omnibus Budget Bill, it made changes to a wide range of federal legislation in its 450 pages, including the Navigable Waters Protection Act. While the details may be vague for us a decade later, Bill C-45 remains crystal clear for Nina Wilson, Sylvia McAdam, Jessica Gordon and Sheelah McLean whose concern for the impact on Canadian lands and water led them to actions that gave rise to the Idle No More movement.

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