I’m focusing on my other site, Lingit Latseen. This one will stay up, but my efforts need to be more focused. I’ll still be posting and writing the same sort of articles and reposting here at AI/AN Attack The System from time to time. Thanks.
The Globe and Mail reports that the Idle No More protests are growing beyond the control of Indian Act Chiefs in Canada as the movement has gone viral across Indian Country; to the US and beyond.
The Idle No More movement is broadening into a call to shake off apathy, absorbing a range of issues from aboriginal rights and environmental safeguards to the democratic process. And as it swells, organizers are warning first nations leaders that the movement will not be corralled by aboriginal politicians even as the country’s chiefs look to use the protests’ momentum to press Ottawa on treaty rights and improved living standards.
If this is the case then as far as I’m concerned everything is going according to plan! Directing Indians is like herding cats. The very essence of tribalism is that we are decentralized, autonomous, networked units. The Indian Act Chiefs trying to negotiate with…
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