Voices of the Idle No More movement
Unlike previous native protests, Idle No More's reach is buoyed by modern tools
In the digital age, bloggers and podcasters helping to drive the Idle No More protests are finding a wider audience in a grassroots public that's turning to technology to learn about the growing First Nations movement.
"We see people given a voice that maybe didn't have a voice before," says Ryan McMahon, an Ojibwa-Métis podcaster and comedian from Fort Frances, Ont.
"If you have a smarphone or if you have the internet, you have a voice, and we see great debate, we see the sharing of ideas, the sharing of links, the sharing of artworks…."
CBC's Duncan McCue met with some of the prominent activists who have been trying to kindle the movement. Among them are McMahon, who hosts a podcast show focusing on Idle No More, as well as a blogger and lawyer from Alberta and a writer and academic from Missississauga, Ont.