Idle No More empowers First Nations to demand change
Laila Yuile’s 24 hours column, Monday January 7th, 2012
This week’s topic: Does Idle No More address the real problems?
“I’d like to start this week by thanking Kathryn for her warm welcome and agreeing with her immediately. She’s definitely right about hair colour being our only similarity, and I offer the comparison of oil (ethical, of course) and water.
I really look forward to our weekly duels because our diverse backgrounds definitely lend to great debate. I’ve worked in the corporate world, and on the front lines of a non-profit society, dealing first-hand with barriers like mental illness, poverty, addiction and homelessness. That background is what drives much of my writing and my perspective, which plays right into today’s question.
Kathryn has done an excellent, albeit myopic job of focusing on one essential element in addressing the real problems faced by First Nations across the country, and that’s leadership.
(Read Kathryn Marshall’s column here.)
But let’s talk reality here. The real problems are about much more than just firm leadership — if only it were that simple….”
You can read the remainder of my inaugural column in 24Hrs Vancouver, here… http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2013/01/06/idle-no-more-empowers-first-nations-to-demand-change
.. and, for those of you out of area who like to flip pages… here is the E-edition, simply select todays date from the calender! http://eedition.vancouver.24hrs.ca/epaper/viewer.aspx
Remember, you choose the winner in this debate, so leave your comments below the columns at 24 Hrs!