One might argue that Idle No More — #IdleNoMore on Twitter — was a movement waiting to happen, a feeling that has existed everywhere but needed communication and coordination to reach critical mass. The time has come — today's world is one of crowdsourcing, flashmobbing, occupying and decolonizing, and with each step those fighting for a cause are finding new and better ways to make themselves seen and heard.
Moments ago, on Twitter, Cree band CerAmony sent out a contribution:
"If #IdleNoMore needs an anthem, CerAmony has one. This is the official video to Looks Like Change:"
That would make two Idle No More anthems by the Montreal-based rockers. Over a week ago, YouTube user littlebearvision uploaded an Idle No More tribute video set to "Last Great Men" — another CerAmony song. Upon seeing the clip, the author of CerAmony's Twitter feed wrote "I only saw this today and was moved to tears. I never thought our song could stand for so much."
From Buffy Sainte-Marie to Blackfire, indigenous musicians have a strong tradition of creating music of resistance and hope. What others would you nominate for the #IdleNoMore mixtape?