Erin Bottle drums at city hall Monday evening.
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Idle No More is about the quality of people involved not quantity a small group that gathered in Thunder Bay Monday say.
Groups gathered across Canada Monday coinciding with the 250 th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation, which recognized First Nations rights and started the treaty process. Locally around six people gathered at city hall to take part in the national movement.
"To remind Canadians that the movement is not still dead," Erin Bottle, one of those gathered, said.
"The fires and embers of this movement are still burning."
Bottle said a communication error led to such a small number of people gathering locally. And no matter how many people showed up, the ones that did are ready to raise awareness for a movement that affects all Canadians.
"It's not about the quantity of people that show up at our rallies but the quality," she said.
"We're going to make a stand today."
Environmental concerns impact everyone. Bottle pointed to the flood in 2012 as an example of how the environment doesn't discriminate.
"All of us will eventually suffer when environmental catastrophes happen," she said.
While most of the concerns of Idle No More deal with federal legislation, Bottle said city hall was a good place to rally as people from across the city congregate there.
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