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“We are told today that Inuit never had laws or maligait (“things that have to be followed”). Why? Because they are not written on paper. When I think of paper I think you can tear it up and the laws are gone. The maligait of the Inuit are not on paper. They are inside peoples’ heads and they will not disappear or be torn to pieces. Even if a person dies, the maligait will not disappear. It is part of a person. It is what makes a person strong.”
Now I remember why I so publicly burned my BCNDP membership card in 1993. I was fed up with a NDP government that, under Mike Harcourt, promised meaningful reform in BC forestry policy, however, once elected, quietly assumed most of the policies of the Socreds.
Today the gig is up. It is time to put away the pretenses and platitudes. It is time for settler governments, complicit in this hideous death and cover up of so many children, to capitulate—to meet all demands unquestioning; to come to a settlement that recognizes past horrors and points a way forward where we can finally put this grim past behind us and move forward with a meaningful and implemented justice for all.
So this week I want to expand the idea of participatory journalism by asking you, readers of this column, to share links to the websites/news media that you feel carries the most trustworthy, most insightful coverage of news/views from around the world—and especially in our own backyard/country. If you trust it and it fascinates/informs you, please share it.
I love listening to motivational speakers who, like myself, are committed to empowering others. We are sharing our life skills to fill the holes which people keep falling into and remain stuck in.
Finding Meaning in a World of Pandemics and Climate Change
– Michael Clague
What I didn’t realize when I wrote the previous post is that people are not only “willing to switch” but—I soon learned from enthusiastic email–those who have tried ebiking quickly become passionate promoters of this new environmentally sound transportation.
I’d like to say that each one of us could start looking at our lives as a story and check out its highlights and create more, and its lowlights and see what we have learned from them.
My requirements were demanding and perhaps unrealistic. They remained unfulfilled until last week when a friend lent me a book entitled “The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis.” It was written by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac who were among the architects of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change