There’s a large and peaceful protest movement sweeping across Canada right now called #IdleNoMore.
You may have heard about it as it’s finally been making the mainstream news and there have been quite a few flash mob round dances (yes, you read that right), in the Sates as well; with support pouring in from all over the world.
The largest demonstration thus far being just yesterday, in Toronto at one of Canada’s largest malls.
You might have to do a bunch of digging to find out all of the facts regarding said protest and why the very complicated issues are all coming to head right now.
For many, both Native and non-Native allies alike, the time has come and is in fact long over-due. As a parent, I will continue to involve my growing children in our Native way of life, whether it be traditionally in the every-day or speaking out as activists.
Or, as simply as we did together the other day, joining hands, singing and dancing to the beat of the drum in a pubic place – with pride rather than with a fear of being ostracized.
I have high hopes that one day they’ll be more educated about their culture and better prepared to face all of the spite than much of the generations of today. With more allies who have their backs when they are older, than we can seem muster up right now.
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