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Thursday, 21 March 2013 12:35

Idle No More Needs All of You Featured

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One of Idle No More Co-Founders, Nina Wilson Speaks:

We Need You...You Need You


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I know it has been a long hard four months...but we need you...we need the messengers...

the ones who love this land, water, and the air and want it safe, clean, and pure....

the farmers, the unions, the educators, the poets, the writers, the singers, the artists, environmentalists, the settlers, and all allies....we need you....

I know it is so very hard to understand our differences, our divides, the hurtful and shameful legacies....we have both been fooled and we have been used....

as weapons against one another....at this time we need you, as we have never needed you before....to speak up....to tell the world, that we are in deep crisis...
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that the Indigenous people are real people, with real lives, real loves for our generations coming, ...we are not our statistics, we are not our violence, our poverty, we are not invisible....[we are hear on this planet too like you and I]

your silence...is your consent....to the demise of a people, [the water, the land, the air...all that is Mother Earth]....[We Need You...You Need You]...BE IDLE NO MORE...

SOME FACTS ON WATER:

  • 3% of Fresh Water in the World in direct competition with us and Oil Extraction
  • We are competing with Industry (Tar Sands) & Nuclear Reactors (Looking to be built in Saskatchewan for Industry) - White Water, Black Gold
  • 70% of Canada's Wetlands Destroyed in the name of progress - Ducks Unlimited Canada

MORE TO READ:

Water - The Burden of Thirst...IS THIS WHERE WE ARE HEADING?

*** An inspired read created into a Poem by Facebook Member profiled as "Tigana Too"

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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.

Website: www.shannonhoule.blogspot.com

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