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.
The previous writing is taken from a site called http://www.idlenomore.com/ IDLE NO MORE.
The Idle No More is the name given to gatherings of “Aboriginal people and the people in support of us. This movement is a mobilization of First Nations, Metis, Inuit and other aboriginal peoples who are striving to stop the government of Canada from arbitrarily doing away with the powers of ALL PEOPLES IN CANADA to the right to land. This is being done by passing laws which put new governance over the waterways and the land around them.
This movement is grass-roots driven… meaning that it wasn’t the politicians who started, promote or misdirect (yet)… it is started by some community activists and some former want-to-be or are-plan-to-be-politicians. Great huh? Hold onto to the movement and don’t allow the power of it to be sucked in and up by your elected leadership… share it and be heard.
TO BE TRUE MORE – IT WAS STARTED BY WOMEN OF COURSE!!
Idle No More is great. Yet, I BELIEVE that this movement will only further confuse the issue of lifting our social conscientious living. By the way I mean social conscientiousness – I mean to address and reform and re-establish the many of our people who live in a troubled lifestyle. This troubled lifestyle can be issues which range from severe emotional disturbance to full blown mental health issues of anti-social behavior or schizophrenia of manic depressive, compulsivity and others. There are more severe and lesser degrees of life living and relating problems.
I have found that when anyone begins to look at themselves and they have another person beside them – then the decisions to move forward to addressing problems comes more quickly…. BUT – when one person decides to deny or minimize or spit out shameful words and action – then the shame takes over and the healing is severely hampered.
Idle No More is a great opportunity – take part and take this opportunity. It will save lives and make life better for many people.
We can and will grow stronger together – especially when we are truthful about who we are and how we are…