Launched in 2012 by four Saskatchewan women, Idle No More quickly became the most powerful demonstration of Aboriginal identity in Canadian history. The movement was a rallying cry against the generations of injustice, a triumphant song of cultural survival, and a reassertion of Aboriginal pride and self-determination. In this insightful investigation, Ken Coates shows how Idle No More has sparked an empowered and confident generation of youth who will shape the country for decades to come.
Ken Coates is the author and editor of more than two dozen books, including The Marshal Decision and Native Rights and Land of the Midnight Sun. Raised in Whitehorse, he is the Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan. He lives in Saskatoon, SK.