We invite you to learn more about the Two Row Wampum and the 400th anniversary using these links.
“It’s us non-natives that have been idle” (Media Co-op, January 18, 2013)
Know Your Rights: A treaty primer for non-natives (The Media Co-op, January 14, 2013)
article from above in the Syracuse Post-Standard: Made-up Controversy
Other links for Allies to learn more:
Declaration on the Rights of Aboriginal People endorsed by the Canadian government.
The Idle No More Movement for Dummies (or, ‘What The Heck Are All These Indians Acting All Indian-Ey About?’), Indian Country Media Network, January 16, 2013
This short article is not about the Two Row, but is included here because it addresses a frequent point of misunderstanding between native and non-native people – First Nations are not another multicultural group (i.e. First Nations are one of the two rows, with all settler groups in the second row)
T.O.’s cultural shape-shift, NOW Magazine, January 24-31, 2013
Resources from Dr. Pamela Palmater
Find Pamela Palmater’s writings for rabble.ca here.
The following 4 links are to videos of a talk published on Dec. 3, 2012. Updates on the Omnibus Bill legislation about to be passed given by Dr. Pamela Palmater who is a Mi’kmaw lawyer and member of the Eel River Bar First Nation in New Brunswick. She teaches Indigenous law, politics and governance at Ryerson University and heads their Centre for Indigenous Governance. (Resistance to the Omnibus Bill has numerous facets and the main focus has been the degradation of environmental protection; one other area is how it again disregards treaty rights.)