VIDEO FLASH MOB: Idle No More Movement hits Navajo Nation, Phoenix, Tempe
Dec. 27 | NP staff
TEMPE, AZ – A large crowd grew as Flash mobbers took to public places during Christmas throughout Arizona and New Mexico- even the Navajo Nation.
The Canadian movement held singing chants at the Animas Valley in Farmington, Tempe Market place, and Arizona Mills Mall in the Phoenix and Tempe area to garner support and bring attention to what they see as, ‘treaty violations’ Canada has brought upon their indigenous First Nations.
American Indian protesters, sang as they hit there drums in an efforts to rally support for the lady Chief Teresa Spense. According to Idle No More movement, they are protesting Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper over environmental concerns or issue of treaty violations and not working with Canada’s first people.
Watch the Video By: Laura Medina
“Idle No More calls on all people to continue to oppose and reject all imposed legislation originating from the federal government. The unilateral imposition of these Bills is in direct violation of the Treaties and the Treaty relationship that the Original peoples of Turtle Island made with the British Crown” said Idle No more on their website.
Chief Teresa Spence said, she wants a meeting with the Crown and the Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper, “I can feel what the other first nations are going through-I feel my peoples pain.” she said to the CBC in a interview.
In the youtube video, you can see Natives from different tribes, basically the flash mob enters the mall and picks a place to sing there songs, beat a drum and yelling with passion. At the Arizona Mills Mall security guards were dispatched to the crowd of people, when they eventually left, holding their signs.They sang near the Harkins 24 theater, creating a circle of dancers by the food court.
In Farmington, the Daily Times reported that 100 people showed up at the Animas Valley Mall, Chase Sayer of Bloomfield said, “A lot of people are getting it wrong,” adding. “We’re just trying to be heard. We don’t want violence. The reason (to participate) is just to show Canada’s First Nations people that the world is supporting them.”