Last week I was browsing Facebook when I came across a post by a “friend” of mine. It was in response to the Idle No More movement and said “Here’s an idea. Burn the treaties and get a job…” I was immediately disgusted and perplexed by this. His statement had absolutely no relevance to the goals of the Idle No More mission. It was obvious this was someone who is not only racist but really has no understanding of what Idle No More is about.
I’m assuming there are many people out there who don’t really know what this movement is about. We hear things on the radio or see blurbs on TV but we can’t always keep up with every call to action, every protest and cause that is going on.
So, if you’ve heard about Idle No More but haven’t really had a chance to find out what it’s all about here is a little background for you.
Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water. Colonization continues through attacks to Indigenous rights and damage to the land and water. We must repair these violations, live the spirit and intent of the treaty relationship, work towards justice in action, and protect Mother Earth…
Plan of Action
Support and encourage grassroots to create their own forums to learn more about Indigenous rights and our responsibilities to our Nationhood via teach-ins, rallies and social media.
Build relationships and create understanding with allies across Canada…