Sunday, March 10, 2013

Thomas King Statement to Niigaan: The Importance of Status Lands

Thomas King is something of a hero of mine.  This video clip by @m_melody (Melody McKivor) for the Niigaan Conversation is a very articulate and well thought explanation of the need to protect our traditional territories and the Reserve lands that have been set aside for Status Indians.  What does this have to do with education, you ask?  Everything.  The whole point of Idle No More is the protection of our remaining lands and the environment.  The entire public system is designed to bury our understanding of our connection to land in the colonial view of progress for the sake of progress.

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