Video: Arthur Manuel – Idle? Know More!

Arthur Manuel, one of Earth Peoples co-founders, is the spokesperson for the Indigenous Network on Economies and Trade and Defenders of the Land network. In this video, he speaks at the Idle? Know More! event on January 22nd 2013 held in Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish Territories

WATCH VIDEO Arthur Manuel, at the Idle? Know More! event

Arthur Manuel (PHOTO © Rebecca Sommer for Earth Peoples)

Arthur Manuel (PHOTO © Rebecca Sommer for Earth Peoples)

The former chairperson of the Interior Alliance of BC First Nations, Arthur has been a leading voice of opposition to the Canadian government’s agenda to “extinguish” Aboriginal and Treaty rights and assimilate Indigenous peoples into the Canadian body politic. Active locally in Secwepemc land struggles, and at the national level, he has also taken the struggle international at United Nations conferences and meetings, such as the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, following in the path of his father, the late George Manuel, President of the National Indian Brotherhood and founder of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples.

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