(FORT HALL) – Hundreds of Fort Hall residents have joined an ongoing protest against Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
In recent weeks, thousands of tribal members on both sides of the border have united their voices with round dance songs. The group, known as “Idle No More,” alleges the Harper government has violated tribal treaties with legislation that hurts the environment.
On Christmas Eve, members of the Shoshone Bannock Tribes staged a flash mob in the Pine Ridge Mall.
Organizers say it’s a way to stand up for the rights of native people everywhere.
Ruth Brown, EastIdahoNews.com
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