An in-depth interview with Russell Diabo, First Nations policy analyst.
Idle No More
The march started at Queen's Park Wednesday morning and I joined it for a stretch along Bloor St, across the Don River and down Danforth Avenue.
Aamijiwnaag First Nation spokesperson Ron Plain started the CN rail blockade in support of Chief Theresa Spence, who is currently in her fourth week of a hunger strike.
On Dec. 30 around 11:30 a.m., a group of Indigenous people and some non-Indigenous supporters took over the area below the escalators at Aberdeen Mall in Kamloops, B.C. in an Idle No More flash mob.
The people helping Chief Spence are cold, wet and hungry and need supplies. If you're in Ottawa, see if you can help.
The Idle No More movement has inspired the majority in Canada who are opposed to the Harper government; and has led to a global outpouring of solidarity. (Photo: Idle No More / Facebook)
There is no need to fight for control over the energy that has spread like wildfire across the turtle’s back. Humility, acceptance, inclusion and respect will make the fire stronger.
Sooner or later, the power of the people aided by the creative use of social media we have available will defeat the utterly cynical communications strategy of this government.
On Sunday December 30, 2012, in a response to a call out made by Chief Theresa Spence, members of the Indigenous community and their allies held a round dance flash mob at 2:00 pm.
As a new year begins, we should take this opportunity to look closely at the society that we have created, and address the appalling inequalities of our criminal justice system.