Let’s use the intelligence of RSWM and MI to create a future that never has to ask how do I live free, because they’ve never known anything else.
Like many others on Tuesday night, I watched the live stream of Missouri Prosecutor Robert McCulloch delivering what was clearly a public relations campaign, justifying the grand jury’s decision not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the murder of 18 year old Michael Brown.
This past winter, Idle No More organizers in Toronto recognized that although Indigenous peoples have been talking about nationhood for years, the idea of Indigenous nationhood is a concept still very misunderstood by Canadians.
The story here, the real story, is virtually the same story in every Indigenous nation: Over the past several centuries we have been violently dispossessed of most of our land to make room for settlement and resource development.
To Canada, I say this: Honour the Apology. Release the documents. Be on the right side of history on this one. It's the very, very least you can do.
What Indigenous diplomatic traditions can teach us.
Yesterday Toronto was bursting. It was hot and humid. It was Pride. Spain was playing Italy, and it was Canada Day.