Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Idle No More

Here in Canada there's a movement called Idle No More. This movement is about standing together to save the environment, preserving First Nations cultures, and respect for all.

Many people in my hometown of Powell River care deeply about the environment.  On January 11, members of Tla’amin (Sliammon) First Nation joined a Canada-wide demonstration in support of Idle No More.  A girl from Tla'amin named Ta'Kaiya Blaney spoke and sang at the gathering with a powerful message for all of us. Click the arrow to hear it for yourself.

This video by Damien B is also available on YouTube.  Thank you Damien for giving me permission to share it with you here on my blog.

What are some of the things you do to protect our environment and foster respect between all people? -- Margy


  1. I love this whole post, Margy. I love that you say "here in Canada" and "my hometown Powell River" because it means you and Wayne are emotionally involved in your adopted country.
    My heart will always be in British Columbia, where the environment is very sensitive as well as very beautiful.

  2. Thanks for the observation Kay. I've never felt so at home as in Powell River. I wish I could be there more right now, but it just isn't possible. I am so glad Wayne can be. I live it through him, his pictures and stories. - Margy

  3. Great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  4. Whatn an inspiring young woman - she could go far to make changes in Canada.
    Idle No More must tjhough gather in more Canadians - we can all not stay idle and let Harper and Co. destroy our country and the environment.


We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy