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  1. Jun 2017
    1. Derek Maisonville, Humanities Teacher, John Abbott College, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue , QC.

      Possibly first Francophone.

    2. Joseph Lowndes, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Oregon.

      First U.S. signature. Scholar of US Conservatism.

    3. Cindy Egan, Geomorphologist/Environmental Engineering lecturer Challenger Institute of Technology currently and Curtin University Western Australia

      First international signature - related to the environment.

    1. While she bears the same last name as the Canadian Prime Minister, she couldn't be more opposed to his new bill. Harper, 38, and Ingrid Flores, 46, a fellow Chilean living in Canada, started a Facebook group for Latinos who support the Idle No More movement, which has now grown to nearly 300 members in just a few weeks.

      Connecting the struggle of First Nations to struggle abroad. This approach, sometimes called the "boomerang effect" is theorized to be an approach when a group has no power internally. Instead of utilizing local channels, they call to the international community and attempt to apply pressure to government in that direction. In this case, it appears that the International element is unlikely to pressure the Canadian government. Instead, the message is more symbollic solidarity, although the message appears to be saying the struggle is a universal one, diluting the political message somewhat.

    2. Chief Spence's liquid-only hunger strike

      While Theresa Spence did become a focal point of Idle No More, especially in International attention, Adams and others made it clear she was not the spokesperson. Pam Palmater was the official spokeperson.

    3. everyday the Idle No More movement is gaining more sympathizers and allies around the globe

      Unclear whether this was people sympathizing with Idle No More or appropriating the phrase Idle No More to other issues and causes. This is an important theme in digital humanism - it is quite easy to apply a term to a situation or give support to a cause, but it is never very clear that this translates into material support -- such as public pressure, resource sharing and so on.

    4. is holding gatherings on Friday in dozens of cities across Canada and the U.S., and in various countries around the world, including Colombia, Chile, and Puerto Rico

      Idle No More would later become important in the United States in disputes over oil and gas pipelines. The movement definitely became more international after the meetings with Harper.