From Grace Brown’s Project Unbreakable , an online platform that strives to “increase awareness of the issues surrounding sexual assault.” Trigger warning for sexual assault.
EVERYBODY NEEDS TO SEE THIS!
“Imagine a country where the national government introduces and passes legislation that detrimentally affects all of its First Nations communities but it doesn’t bother to consult with them. Then a chief of an impoverished northern First Nation community goes on a hunger strike to get a meeting between the First Nations leadership and the government several months after this legislation was passed. Does this have implications for all Canadians? You bet it does. This will not be the last time that individuals or groups will take such extreme measures in response to the federal government’s public policy process or lack thereof.
All Canadians owe a debt of gratitude to Chief Theresa Spence’s and Elder Raymond Robinson’s hunger strikes. These individuals are calling attention to an intolerable situation among First Nations communities. They are also highlighting concerns common to many Canadians about dangers posed by unilateral government actions to the natural environment and the state of our democracy. (…)”
(Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, Ken Georgetti, president of the 3.3 million member Canadian Labour Congress - rabble.ca - 11/01/2013)
I can’t even begin to explain my feelings about this.
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