Well, I think I can firmly say I have no predictions about what is going to happen on February 13, 2015.
As with anything activist that spreads larger than one city - nay, one person – each will have a different interpretation of what should happen on that Friday.
Here is the call out that started it all: “To communities across Canada to blockade their local railway, port or highway on February 13th. Don't buy, don't fly, no work and keep the kids home from school. A diversity of tactics is highly recommended! Get everyone involved. The goal is to significantly impact the Canadian economy for a day and demand there be an independent inquiry into the 2000+ cases of missing or murdered indigenous women. It's Time to #ShutDownCanada.”
The infighting is getting pretty intense…I mean, if you just follow activism online for a treat, well you are in luck. The link is here:
I’m actually a little embarrassed at a federal level how insane activist in-fighting gets.
But let’s not focus on the negative.
Here’s an article about moving forward in a good way: From Idle No More to a Civil Rights Movement
And then I close my eyes and feel the wind swirl around me and suddenly I’m standing on snow covered ground with a drum in my hand, and there are hundreds of people from all ages and all races dancing around us with we drummers in the middle. And I’m drumming and singing and smiling at the same time. Colours swirl around me from bright winter coats to full pow-wow regalia.
People who never knew each other are holding hands as the round dance turns clockwise to follow the course of the warm and loving sun.
And I’m there.
Here is an updated list of cities:
(Please keep in mind that it is likely many affinity groups will organize and act without any promotion or facebook event)
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