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January 12, 2013 at 5:33 PM

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Hundreds participate in 'Idle no more' rally at Victor Steinbrueck Park


BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Adrian Lafferty, center, of Seattle, stands during a prayer with his daughter Summer-Sage Lafferty, 2, on his shoulders during the 'Idle No More' rally at Victor Steinbrueck Park Saturday. Several hundred turned out in support of the cause. "The main message is to support first nation treaty rights that are being impinged upon by government, and to protect mother nature and our sacred waters," said Millie Kennedy, a Seattle attorney that helped the Sacred Water Canoe Family group to organize the rally. The 'Idle No More' movement was started by four Canadian women in protest of Bill C-45, which is a land-use bill passed in Canada that among other things, lifts environmental protections on waterways, and was passed without tribal support.

BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Members of the Suquamish Warriors veterans group wait to present the colors during the 'Idle No More' rally at Victor Steinbrueck Park.

BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Lorraine Bayes of Seattle, a member of the Cherokee nation, plays her drum during the 'Idle No More' rally at Victor Steinbrueck Park.

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If you drill down in this article you find out that some people were protesting the epi... MORE
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Oh good! When I first saw the headline I thought is was '(American) Idol no more' MORE

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