Robert Jago on First Nations Resistance and Where It Leads –

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202033 Views

The Indigenous writer on ‘alarmist’ coverage of today’s protests, and Canada’s past blockades to preserve colonialism.

Here we go again.

In the latest collision between First Nations rights and government/industry agendas, both politicians and the mainstream media are creating contempt for the Indigenous community.

Wittingly or unwittingly, they have managed to turn the resistance of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and their supporters against an unwanted pipeline through their territory into a cautionary tale about imperiling the economy.

The result?

The old stereotypes are in the air again, as they were in the Idle No More protests in Ottawa during Stephen Harper’s government. First Nations as malcontents, who always have their hand out and are never satisfied with what they get. Those biases threaten to obscure the heart of the matter yet again.

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