Protesters supporting the First Nations movement Idle No More blocked railways, highways and other thoroughfare on January 16 as part of a national day of action. Aboriginal leaders say that there has been a lack of consultation to environmental protection regulations, prompting groups to cause these 'economic slowdowns' in order to encourage greater transparency and communication.
Idle No More protesters gather near the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ont. on Wednesday as part of the grassroots movement's national day of action.
Idle No More protesters from Berens River march in downtown Winnipeg on Wednesday as part of a national day of action.
Idle No More demonstrators take part in a round dance in Winnipeg on Friday. Several rallies and blockades are being planned for Wednesday as part of a national day of action.