The Idle No More movement was started in November by four women in Saskatchewan who were emailing each other about Stephen Harper’s and the Tories’ Omnibus budget bill C-45, which many First Nations people say disregards longtime treaties, ignores their tribal sovereignty, encourages increased assimilation, and further degrades the health of the planet, all in the name of increased employment. The women moved their conversations to Facebook, and the theme ‘it’s time to get off the couch and take act action’ grew like wildfire.