Idle No More - Metrotown, Burnaby BC December, 22, 2012
Published on 22 Dec 2012 Idle No More is a First Nations Initiative which calls attention to Bill C-45 which just passed in Canadian Parliament. http://idlenomore1.blogspot.ca/ Here is their Mission - one we can all relate to and join: "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."
~ Idle No More Sweeps Canada & Beyond... read more: Indian Country
I think the movement is absolutely about treaty rights. It is about the honest and respectful communications and relationships expected among equals.
It is also about basic democracy, resistance to the steamroller approach this government takes now that it has the power to do so.
|Idle No More shared this Occupy Canada image (facebook)|
It is fundamentally about our collective duty to protect the lands, waters, air, and one another.
Let us re-set government-citizen relationships, as well as Crown and First Nations relationships, with a view that is not blinkered by short term power and gain, that is instead centered upon the long view, the reality~ physical and political~ that we share/permit right now, and that we together bequest to future generations, irrespective of race and social category.
|Map accurate as of FEB 2012, West Coast Environmental Law|
It is about speaking out, with persistence. It is about solidarity in the face of immoral and illegal acts by government. It is about individual empowerment and collective resistance. It is about celebrating our resilience, and coming together against common threats.
|navigable waters act resistance|