I fear I’ve done a poor job writing about the Idle No More movement on this blog. Fortunately, I have some friends that are doing it for me 🙂 Please read the following post from 350orbust.
“We are all Treaty People!”
As I write this, Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat Cree First Nation has been fasting for 28 days as she awaits a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Last week, without acknowledging Chief Spence or the growing Idle No More movement, Mr Harper agreed to a meeting with Canadian First Nations leaders on January 11.
Idle No More has been called Canada’s civil rights movement; it’s true that many anti-INM on-line comments point to a racism bubbling away underneath the surface of our nation, so famous for its politeness. Even some Canadians who support First Nations right to self-determination are in the dark about the specific demands and grievances of First Nations that have led to the INM movement and Chief Spence’s hunger strike. Recently, I was approached by the head of security in a mall as I sat at a table preparing my sign for an Idle No…
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