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Idle No More movement gains momentum in B.C.

Hundreds of people and their children attended an Idle No More protest in Penticton on Friday. (Brady Strachan/CBC)

The Idle No More movement is gaining momentum in First Nations communities across Canada.

The movement began with four women in Saskatchewan, to raise awareness about the latest Omnibus budget: Bill C-45

The bill includes changes to the Indian Act that make it easier for aboriginal people to sell land to non-First Nations.

It also changes the Navigable Waters Act, which removes thousands of lakes and streams from federal protection.

Friday, a big rally took place in Ottawa with support rallies throughout the country.

Lisa Luscombe is one of the organizers of the Cranbrook rally.
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