Idle No More is an historic opportunity for alliance building

Idle No More is an historic opportunity for alliance building

rabble.ca opinion

A seventh-generation descendent of Chief Tecumseh, who led the Native Nations in an alliance with General Isaac Brock in the War of 1812, came to Ottawa earlier this month to see Chief Theresa Spence on Victoria Island, and to honour her. He stood across the sacred fire from where she sat, Tecumseh’s flag by his side, and he told Chief Spence that he’d felt “called” by the spirit of his ancestor to “stand up” with her, to support her. “You speak from the heart of the earth,” he said. More.

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Heather Menzies on the riverside

Heather Menzies published in the Ottawa Citizen an opinion-editorial article on the Idle No More movement and Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike on January 7, 2013.