Denver Canadian Consulate closes its doors to IDLE NO MORE round dance and a very polite letter
By Eric Verlo
NOT MY TRIBE - 12/31/2012 9:20PM MDT
Tags: Activism, anti-imperialism, Canada, Colonialism, Denver, Environment, Idle No More, Protest
DENVER, COLORADO- Indigenous activists paused only one day before assembling a second IDLE NO MORE gathering to perform a round dance at the Canadian Consulate in Denver today, to deliver a letter urging the Canadian government and the British Crown (the Queen!) to meet with Chief Theresa Spence and end her hunger strike over recent legislation which gutted First Nation treaty protections. After a rally of dance, song and orations, a delegation sought to enter the consulate but was denied. After filling the downstairs lobby, being told picture-taking was not allowed, and the building’s security crew receiving a squad of reinforcements from DPD, the activist were finally sent a representative to accept the letter without comment.