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Still don’t know what #IdleNoMore is about? Here’s a Cheat-Sheet

What the heck are all these Indians acting all Indian about, eh?
Lately, Native people have taken to the streets malls in demonstrations of Public Indian-ness (or “PI”) that surpasses the sheer volume of activism of even Alcatraz and the Longest Walk.

There’s a heapum big amount of PI going on right now! Many people, non-Native and Native alike, are wondering what the heck is going with their local Native population and how this so-called #IdleNoMore movement managed to get the usually muffled Natives restless enough to be Indian in public. I mean, like Chris Rock said, he hasn’t ever even met two Indians at the same time. He’s seen “polar bears riding a tricycle” but he’s “never seen an Indian family just chillin’ out at Red Lobster.”

The full article, printed in the February 2013 issue of Works in Progress, can be found elsewhere on the worldwide web, including here at Huffington Post: Still Don’t Know What #IdleNoMore Is About? Here’s a Cheat-Sheet

More PHOTOS by Zoltán Grossman can be found on Facebook: IdleNoMore Flashmob in Olympia

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