Darren Bonaparte, you need to understand this. When you give your life over to something greater than yourself, like in the Sun Dance, it inspires all of us to do more. The sacrifice Theresa Spence is making has brought together positive momentum in Indian Country. She is not fasting because she has has no hope, as so many who commit suicide have no hope at all of making a difference. She is fasting because she has hope that her sacrifice will make a difference. And it has. Her sacrifice has given us all hope and set an example. Warriors always are willing to lay down their lives for the people. Soldiers in times of war embrace the potential for self-sacrifice as as necessity. I am sure that she has given more hope to some Indian youth who are most at risk of suicide through her fortitude and bravery in confronting the Canadian government than they have had in a while. We value the self-sacrifice of this warrior woman and what she is doing. Warrior up.
Sunday, January 6, 2013 - 19:20