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Idle No More roundance held in city
Published Friday, December 21, 2012 5:07PM CST
Last Updated Friday, December 21, 2012 7:45PM CST
In First Nations culture, a round dance is common - it symbolizes peace and friendship. But Friday afternoon what wasn’t common was where an Idle No More round dance was held .
Hundreds of supporters stopped traffic on Regina's busy Albert Street bridge. The rally was peaceful. It coincided with dozens of other such events across the nation. First nations elder Mike Pinay told CTV News “ we have to sit down and work together and save this land, this country and these waters”.
Idle No More supporters oppose federal bill C-45 which impacts many aspects of Canadian life – from the treaties of First Nations people to protection of lakes and rivers.
Regina Liberal MP Ralph Goodale argues the bill was “not advanced in a way that was proper and consistent with the democratic process of Canada.”
Organizers vow Friday’s event will not be the last.