Silent No More: A Sikh Response to the Idle No More Movement

I have been scanning the online world for months now trying to find a way to explain how I feel and why I support the “Idle No More” movement  and finally someone elegantly wrote a wonderful fresh perspective that I want to share.  Now you could be asking why I don’t write my own blog about this topic…well honestly I am so close to it that I feel it would be too biased and emotional.  This article is factual and clear, it needs to be shared and I cannot relate to the author since he’s Sikh and I am not.  I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to starting a dialogue in regards to this article.  Thanks for reading! – Michelle

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“Idle No More” and Chief Theresa Spence’s Hunger Strike – Are they the same thing?

"If you are Not OUTRAGED You are not paying ATTENTION" #idlenomore

I have been watching the social media world closely over the last few weeks and I have to admit there was a period of time where I was confusing the “Idle No More” movement with the Hunger Strike.  It is not difficult to do since both are getting a lot of media attention, however they are different yet linked. Continue reading

BC’s Wild Salmon…What is their future?

It is so interesting to me how the Canadian government works.  We know that there has been something wrong with the salmon stocks in British Columbia for years and there have been numerous reports and studies made, yet nothing has been done we have kept to our status quo.  Now with the proposed crude oil pipelines crossing some of the most sensitive salmon habitat in BC I am wondering how clear the messaging will be within this report or will it be diluted with political masks….lots of words but no solid findings, leaving everything to interpretation.  Only time will tell…let’s hope that responsible decision making and sustainable development prevail!

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Requiem for a Forest by David Jorgenson

Here is a poem I found in a great book that I am reading.  I felt the need to share it.  It is from the book: “Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug are Killing North America’s Great Forests” by Andrew Nikiforuk

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Aboriginal Reconciliation: An Open Letter to Stephen Harper

I was shocked and amazed that the federal government stopped funding National Aboriginal Health Organization and the Native Women’s Association of Canada’s health programs.  Was there a bigger reason then just costs?  This letter posted in the Globe and Mail gives some insight on how the government’s decision may impact more than just these programs directly.

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