MONTREAL - The aboriginal movement known as Idle No More continued to gain strength beyond Canada's borders on Tuesday as activists embarked on a public relations blitz in the United States.
Pamela Palmater, one of the leaders of the movement, travelled to Washington, D.C. to give interviews to the U.S. press. She said the goal of the media campaign was to raise awareness internationally and force Prime Minister Stephen Harper to act.
"The idea is to put pressure on the Canadian government to pay attention and come to the table," Palmater said by phone.
"I was invited to come down and do some media about Idle No More, basically answer questions about why it's spreading into the United States."
In addition to recent events held across Canada, rallies have already been staged as far off as Texas, Hawaii and New Zealand with plans for more in the coming days.
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An Idle No More rally is scheduled for 2pm, Sunday, January 20 at Utica Square in Tulsa.
Oklahoma Natives held an Idle No More rally at Tulsa's Promenade Mall, Saturday, Dec. 29.
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