Hundreds of Native Americans across Canada, the United States and even further down the continent are taking part in the movement Idle No More, which is a protest against Canada’s bill C45.

This bill passed by the Canadian government without the tribes’ consent or opinion affects the native tribes of the area because it violates the Indian Act. Tribes oppose the bill because it allows the Canadian government to manage the use of land and natural resources on the tribes’ reserves. Although only Native Americans in Canada are being affected by this bill Native Americans across the country have united to defend their rights.

Recently on the 30th of December participants of the Idle No More movement in Fresno protested at Fashion Fair Mall. They were part of a performance in which supporters danced, united in a circle to the rhythm of their instruments.
Protesters wore Idle No More shirts, waved the flags of their tribes and brought along posters to portray their disagreement with bill C45. So strongly are people opposed to this bill that the movement has traveled through States and has now become our concern.

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Feature Photo:  Thien V

The kNOw Youth Media
The kNOw works to support and equip young people with the journalism and advocacy skills they need to tell their stories and the stories of their communities.

In 2006, over 25 youth began participating in weekly after-school writing workshops where they congregated in the hallway of a two-story building in West Fresno and learned the essentials of creating media and telling their stories. The group evolved over the next five years and is now proudly recognized as The kNOw Youth Media.

Through our program, we create opportunities for our youth participants, who in turn create long-term positive change in their communities. Our approach weaves youth development and youth media innovation to produce our biannual youth publication, multimedia projects, and community forums.

The kNOw began as a project of New America Media, which was the country’s first and largest national collaboration and advocate of 2000 ethnic news organizations. In 2018 The kNOw became a project of Youth Leadership Institute.

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