Grassroots yet global: the Idle No More indigenous movement in twenty-first century Canada

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Publication Type honors thesis
School or College College of Humanities
Department International Studies
Faculty Mentor Danielle Endres
Creator Manwill, Emmylou
Title Grassroots yet global: the Idle No More indigenous movement in twenty-first century Canada
Year graduated 2014
Date 2014-05
Description The focus of this thesis is the indigenous sovereignty and land rights movement, selfidentified as the "Idle No More movement" (INM), that began in opposition to federal Canadian policies in December 2012. While Canadian natives have organized in resistance before, the INM movement sticks out comparatively; it has already passed its one-year mark and events continue to arise with arguably no end in sight. This paper analyzes the social movement mobilization process of INM using two important frameworks: a grassroots organizational framework and a rhetorical framework. It concludes that organizational elements, such as a strictly grassroots framework, calls for international solidarity, and inclusion of non-indigenous supporters; as well as the use of symbolic rhetoric have kept the movement energized.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Idle No More (Movement); Protest movements - Canada; Indigenous peoples - Canada
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Emmylou Manwill
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 1,074,204 bytes
Permissions Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=1278462
ARK ark:/87278/s6p58xsz
Setname ir_htoa
Date Created 2016-11-10
Date Modified 2019-07-10
ID 205930
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p58xsz
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