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