For those who want to learn more about the Idle No More movement that has now spread beyond Canada. Indigenous people as far away as New Zealand are in solidarity with Canada’s First Nations. The Prime Minister, Harper may have awoken a sleeping giant; one that needed awakening.
Over the past few decades, I have witnessed several kinds of activist’ movements that inspired me to become the advocate I am today. As a child I watched in awe Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights movement in the US and then as a youth, the American Indian Movement. When I came to understand what these meant, I took an interest in educating myself of the many efforts of our Onkwehón:we ancestors whose strength and perseverance, inspires our resistance today.
Why do we have to continue to resist? Why do we have to continue to endure the institutionalized racism that plagued our ancestors? The issue is complex but at the heart of the issues are the archaic Papal Bulls and Doctrine of Discovery that gave European explorers the “rights” to claim lands that were not occupied by Christians: it meant that no one lived there because non-Christians were not human…
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