Idle No More

Founding Year: 2012

Staff: 4


Jessica Gordon, Sylvia McAdam, Sheelah McLean, Nina Wilson (Founders)

A First Nations of Canada organization focused on justice, security, resource use, and climate change. Arose in response to attacks on treaty rights by resource extractors. Chapters in Brazil, the US, Australia, France, and other nations. Networks Indigenous climate and resource action worldwide.

Representative activities:

  • A campaign supporting the families of the 43 missing Ayotzinapa students in Mexico


  • Online newsletter
  • A guide to Canadian voters on issues of resource use
  •  “Indigenous Sovereignty Is Climate Action” webinar
  • White papers and articles
  • 3 blog feeds
  • Twitter feed
  • image library


Idle No More contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

  Organization Type

  Geographic Foci


Related Content

Our world is in the midst of multiple crises, aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.  This includes a crisis in education and learning, notably at K-12…

Introduction While fossil fuels continue to dominate energy production and consumption, the press of climate change has made it abundantly clear that the ecological costs of greenhouse gas emitting power…

.An international body that aims to provide all First Nations with the necessary tools and resources to improve their lives. It can also help ignite the fire that will allow…