‘Nothing left to lose’
First Nations people in Canada have “nothing left to lose,” the grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs told reporters Thursday morning, pointing to the problems with lack of housing, unsafe drinking water and poor health in the community.
Derek Nepinak said the Idle No More movement has enough people to “bring the Canadian economy to its knees.”
“It can stop Prime Minister Harper’s resource development plan and his billion-dollar plan to develop resources in our ancestral territories. We have the warriors that are standing up now that are willing to go that far. So we’re not here to make requests. We’re here to demand attention and to demand an end to 140 years of colonial rule,” Nepinak said.
The Manitoba chiefs distributed a list of 10 treaty principles in advance, affirming their sovereignty and that Canada “has an ongoing obligation to fulfil the treaty according to the spirit and intent.”
Thank you again to Jean for posting this! Just as lightworkers talk of being wayshowers energetically to the new world we ar building so too do I see the First Nations, and IdeNoMore being wayshowers in the ways of politically standing up to the colonizer, the cabal, the entrenched powers-that-were who think they don’t have to bend, that we are all cattle.
When we have nothing left to lose we are more powerful than we know-and they have No way to counter our resistance.
The crippling of the economy is not an idle threat for sure-when Canada had the dispute with the Mohawks over the Caledonia border crossing (and Canada’s insistence on violating the Great Law of Peace by trying to bring guns onto Mohawk territory, they enlisted the US to send drone flights over Mohawk lands as a threat and intimidation. When the Mohawks called on their ancient treaty allies in the 6 Nations, the Oneida and Onondaga warned Canada and the US that transcontinental shipping would be halted thru Native lands if the threats did not cease. Suddenly, the situation was resolved the way it always should have been-the border crossing was removed from Mohawk territory and it was all over.
Unlike Occupy, this really is Nation to Nation diplomacy, despite the colonizer’s acting like Native/First Nations are children throwing a tantrum. Unlike Occupy, First Nations cannot be beaten, arrested or bought out of resistance (not that Occupy WAS either but it is a LOT easier to clear a park in New York using violence and incarceration than it is to get shipping thru sovereign nations who are not happy with your lack of upholding treaty obligations.
And as we all know, the only thing that ever gets colonizer/cabal attention is hitting them in the pocketbook…..