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

ICTMN Staff
January 02, 2013

 

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.”

 

Comments

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.

Submitted by Anonymous on

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~~~

Submitted by Anonymous on

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.

Submitted by Anonymous on

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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