Idle No More Has Voices of the Future Generation Caught on Video

ICTMN Staff
1/2/13

 

The Idle No More movement has swept the globe over the last 22 days as Attawapiskat First Nation chief Theresa Spence continues her hunger strike. In the days since December 10, flash mobs and Round Dances have been held throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and even the Middle East.

The message constantly being attributed with Idle No More is one of solidarity and looking out for future generations of Indigenous Peoples and the environment. A message that can best be shared by members of future generations like 11-year-old Ta’Kaiya Blaney.

In the video below, shot by Billie Harlow, Blaney – a speaker and participant at the Idle No More event at Simms Park, Courtenay, British Columbia on December 29 – shares her thoughts.

The Young activist talks about the changes in our environment, the Keystone XL Pipeline and more before sharing her perception on what Idle No More means. “As we are standing on unceded territory, and we have that right. And that’s what Idle No More is all about. It’s about us standing up and speaking up. We’ve never really been asleep and now more than ever we’re awake and we’re standing up.”

 

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Submitted by Bev Allen on
Yahoo!!! May God give you strength and endurance. May you have victory! Rise up First People's and exercise the authority that God has given to you. No man can take that away. May we have unity and walk together in peace. It's time for change.

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TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE THIS WORLD "NORMAL" AGAIN ! ! ! THERE ARE A GREAT MANY WRONGS . . . TO BE RIGHTENED, BUT LET NOBODY ACCUSE "YOU" . . . AT THE END . . . OF NOT HAVING TRIED ! ? ! ? ! ~~~theworldpeacemaker.com~~~ ~~~Facebook: ARNI LIGHTNING~~~

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i pray that you know your words will make a difference someway and somehow. and i hope that not just children, but people we as humans are aware of the negative impact being made to our ways of life. i am hopeful that with children like you coming up in the world, that the world may be a better place in the future.

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This is the age of Awakening the Conscience and breaking silence. Women throughout the world are breaking the silence of Hierarchy and Patriarchy where historically women have been required to agree to lose and pay to lose for their very survival. This precious child of the creator is standing up and speaking up to be a way-shower to her generation and tell everyone that is it time to refuse to be recruited to participate in our own demise by win-lose decision making where there is no-win for everyone. Let's teach the next generation of youth win-win decision making for our collective survival.

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We must ALL stand together and regain our rights. Remember that one arrow is easily broken over a knee but many arrows bound together CANNOT be broken over that knee!

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A person should always stand up for what they believe in.....taking a stand is a way to change things and improve things.

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Please meet about this bill. The importance of respecting the rights of indigenous people, and saving Mother Earth from destruction is of high priority. We only have one Earth, one life, and together one Spirit. SN

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Submitted by Dra on
Having taught high shcool where a significant proportion of the students were native, I'm a bit sympathetic to their plight. Many were affected by FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome), many of the girls had a high incidence of rape & incest at a very early age, drug use is as accepted as alcoholism, and their native councillors did their best to propagate this 'culture' and way of life as superior to whitey's. Keeping the natives on reserves in large numbers promises more largess for land claim suits in the future, don't cha know.Really, it's a huge, huge mess. This existing welfare state we have been forced to set up and fund only allows the chiefs and their relatives to control federal funding, keeping the rest of their group in ignorance and poverty. Those who question this outrageous arrangement are threatened, brow-beaten or if that fails, isolated. Cash may exchange hands, or a cushy 'nothing' job might be offered to silence the one or two who survive to adulthood and object to the corrupt status quo. In the meantime, the chiefs and their relatives milk the system for all they're worth, most living the high life like the uber rich. Problems on reserves only drive the idiotic socialist NDP to urge more money be thrown into this cesspool of profligacy instead of searching for real solutions where the young children on reserves might be actually helped rather than enslaved.
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