Tag Archives: First Nations

disruption: public spaces

Harkening back yet again to a night of speakers on disruption (The Walrus Talks), the disruption of public space was addressed in two ways. First, Jon Kim Bell, who is an esteemed composer, conductor, writer, entrepreneur, and (intentionally last) Aboriginal man.  He made a point that resonated strongly with me: disruption is necessary when all…
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Is “Idle No More” unstoppable?

I am a white, middle-aged male, with a curious but insular view of the world.  Shortly before Christmas, I was at an office party hosted by Aboriginal friends and clients.  There was excited discussion about travelling to Ottawa to join in protests against the government.  They were inspired by Idle No more.  I left, after…
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