THUNDER BAY – Aboriginal – The Organizers of the Vancouver caravan to New Brunswick have issued the following statement for those that wish to join up on our crosscountry journey.
“Our goal is to travel to our Miq’Maq brothers and sisters who faced the atrocious actions by members of the R.C.M.P. We wish to carry the message that no individual nation stands alone, and that when the Warriors put a callout for help. It is has been heard from Coast to Coast.
“You are not alone.
“We would like to also add that this is not an Idle No More event. In our view Idle No More is the grassroots level of political action. The people on the ground floor who inspire change from their peers. We stand side by side our Idle-No-More organizers.
“This is not just an ‘aboriginal issue’ as mainstream media would lead you to believe. Water is the source of life. With out clean water our traditional way of life is compromised. The salmon would stop running. The grounds would dry up and turn to dust. Our drinking water would become poisonous to drink.
“After we started working on the project 4 short days ago, We came to the conclusion that this is not only an ‘aboriginal issue’. This is a Canadian issue with consequences that will affect the generations that will come after us. Now is the time to Stand Up and make your voice be heard. We want you to role model the positive change that you want to see in the future. Our younger generation will remember this as the time that YOU stood up for their rights so they did not have to.
“We will be traveling across the Provinces with drums in one hand and our medicines in the other. Our overall goal is not a show of force, but a showing of peaceful solidarity. We in no way shape or form advise for violent clashes on our peaceful journey”.