I’ve seen many commentaries on the Idle No More protest movement in the media and on blog posts, but have not personally seen any from the perspective of a First Nations man. While many would argue that the movement is gender neutral, seeing as it encompasses the views, concerns and aspirations of our Elders, adults, and youth regardless of gender, the fact remains that Idle No More sprang from the fertile hearts and minds of four women in Saskatoon, not four men. To dismiss this fact arbitrarily would be to suggest that the effect of colonization is also gender neutral. As I see it, nothing could be further from the truth.
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