Graphic of a person holding a feather with the words "Idle No More"

Idle No More is a grassroots movement. Like the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the highly visible First Nations movement of the 1970s, it is a struggle for rights and recognition that is led not by the rich and powerful, but by working-class people.

There are many different ways our members can get involved in Idle No More, from organizing events, to spreading the word in communities, to creating powerful art and music. Find out more here.

At CUPE Ontario’s 50th Convention, Idle No More co-founder, Sylvia McAdam, shared her story about the birth of this grassroots movement and the importance of working together for equality, justice and fairness.