PS: My heartfelt thanks to those celebrities with the courage to stand up and help raise awareness for "Idle No More"
Thanks so very much to:
Buffy St Marie
The easiest/best way to explain INM is that The Civil Rights Movement had its Rosa Parks instigating moment, and Native Americans have Chief Spence's protest in Canada as our INM moment - this is the beginning of another civil rights movement.
Agitation occurs when people outside of the normal decision-making establishment advocate significant social change and encounter a degree of resistance within the establishment such as to require more than the normal discursive means of persuasion. History shows when indigenous people, who are “outside” the normal decision making establishment, push for change the dominant culture establishment will resist and use force if necessary. W.E.B. Du Bois once wrote, “Agitation is a necessary evil to tell the ills of the suffering.
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