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Monday, 04 March 2013 20:35

12 year-old Boy Inspired to Write Letter to Prime Minister Harper Featured

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Ben03I was going through my daily Facebook Idle No More groups, when I came across this post that moved my heart.  It was a post from a mother very proud of her son and she wanted to share with the world how her son was inspired to affect change in the world for all of us, especially Mother Earth.  All I ask, as you read this letter, is take a moment after to think and feel all good things for this young man, his family, and his classmates and school for assisting him in realizing his potential.  Also, please sent with this letter all good in the world & beyond, so that when Prime Minister Harper reads this letter, he truly hears it with his soul, from one human being to another.  I know your heart will be moved, as mine was...

Here is his mother's message:

"Ben and I attended Idle No More events in Victoria and he became very keen about researching the movement for his school writing project. I just read his letter to Stephen Harper for the first time this morning, and was really impressed by his insight into the Idle No More movement and the connection between Bill C-45 and destruction of the environment.

My son's 7th grade teacher asked the class to write a letter to a politician about something really important to Canadians. Here's his letter to Stephen Harper about Idle No More and Bill C-45":

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Ben is a 12-year old boy who lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia with his parents and cat Ziggy. He plays Little League baseball and is on the school and community basketball teams. He enjoys camping, hiking and bicycling with his family in the summer. Ben is proud of his Métis heritage (his great great great great grandparents were Joseph LaFramboise and Marie Cecile Dumont, who were Gabriel Dumont's uncle and aunt) and he takes part in Aboriginal programs at his school and in the community.

Original Facebook Post from Ben's Mother


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Shannon M Houle

Proud Cree & Dene Woman from Saddle Lake Cree Nation of Treaty # 6 Territory on Turtle Island. A Daughter, Mother, Grandmother, and Teacher who knows her responsibility as a nehiyawiskwew.


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