In my years of activism, I have pounded down many pairs of boots on the streets of Toronto. I don't regret any of it, but I can reflect on the temporary nature of street demonstrations.
You get a flier or an email, you show up, you march around, shout some slogans and you go home.
Sometimes the powers that be hear you and sometimes they don't.
But the point I'm making here is that while it's important to manifest our anger or solidarity towards a certain cause -- like Idle No More and the all important Round Dances that helped spread ceremony and public awareness around First Nations issues in Canada -- the manifestation isn't permanent.