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Breaking Down the Indian Act with Russell Diabo on cwis.org

Breaking Down the Indian Act with Russell Diabo

-Follow Russell Diabo at http://twitter.com/russdiabo
-First Nations Strategic Bulletin http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/201/300/first_nations_strategic_bulletin/index.html

Hi everyone,

I want to take a moment to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! Times they are a changing and I'm sure that most of you are feeling the movement in one way or another. If you are Native, you are probably on the front lines of this change, even some non Natives are too. If you live elsewhere in the world, you've probably not been exposed to the massive transformation taking place in Canada over the past couple of weeks. Human rights are at an all time low over here and a grassroots movement called Idle No More (#idlenomore) has been gaining momentum. I've spent a lot of time over the holidays in discussion with Native and Non Native people, either explaining what the movement is all about and what can be done. Everywhere I go these days, it seems like I'm debating or explaining or informing people on the Indigenous/Canadian relationship. Now, I'm not an expert, so I went to the closest expert to me and in an effort to expand awareness and provide insight, I've interviewed Russell Diabo, First Nations Policy Analyst. It is a long interview so for those with short attention spans, you can watch it in pieces. For the rest of you, grab a coffee or tea and enjoy. Remember, this is one person's perspective only. It is intended to continue the conversation and inform those who want to know more. - Jennifer Podemski

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