Friday is set to see the Idle No More protests gain full momentum as solidarity protests are planned worldwide for a global day of action.
Their website reads:
"We are calling on all nations and peoples, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, to stand together and take action in your community in support of Idle No More—the rising, Indigenous Peoples' Movement."
Support action is planned across Canada, in Australia, Egypt, the US, Finland, Hawaii, the UK, Portugal and New Zealand, to name a few.
The "Idle No More" movement was born in December after Aboriginal leaders were blocked from entering the Canadian House of Commons where the omnibus budget bill was being discussed.
First Nations leaders say the omnibus bill, also titled the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012, violates treaty rights. The act includes amendments to a series of laws including to the Fisheries Act, the Navigable Waters Protection Act and the Indian Act.
First Nations groups are concerned as some of the changes will affect reserve land management and designation processes.