Idle No More movement led by aboriginal women
And activists say the Idle No More movement is a challenge both to the traditional aboriginal leadership and to the Harper federal government.
Aboriginal movement: Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence, left, Pam Palmater, Diane Kelley, and Ellen Gabriel. Aboriginal women have been leaders in Idle No More movement and say they want to begin asserting inherent and treaty rights and stop lookign to governments for permission. Photographs by Steve Gerecke, The Hill Times and courtesy of YouTube and Al Jazeera