Jian's essay on Idle No More
Jian weighs in on Idle No More -- the slogan, the hashtag, and the movement.
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Regarding Chief Theresa Spence....
a real fast way to protect the spirit is to feed the spirit real-ity of fast, a real fast, let the human sacrifice food as well thought out decision not in emotional reaction ceremony in spiritual offerings of self in physical groups or alone, or together not alone, stand fast in idle no more the ones who can, stand fast together in different places stand fast real-ity fast together join the grandmothers fast
Chief Spence said the pain had just become too much – she is trying in her way To Make Medicine Out of Pain. … Chief Spence has presented a bridge to the real great divide in Canada – between the First Peoples and the rest of us – and it is an Indigenous bridge – not the non-native bridge of law and rights and bureaucracy. She is sharing her pain and her heart in a very visible way, and in her way – in a sense it is the spirit of the Friendship and Welcoming and Sharing Wampum, inviting us all to her heart.