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Here is the urgency of the Idle No More Movement, and the reason we will see more actions, forever, until the Indigenous people finally see TRUE dialogue and Federal Government action on addressing their legitimate concerns.
Will the elected Chiefs adequately represent the feelings and the needs of the grassroots? The Challenge is that the elected Chiefs will have to correctly and adequately translate the feelings of their people. The grassroots Indigenous people are now engaged and will not be willing to go back to the same old, same old. The second challenge is like wishing for the impossible, that the Federal Government will sooner or later have to begin honest and earnest changes in a respectful relationship with the Native Nations. Will this happen? If not, the people will continue to demonstrate, still block off roads and train tracks at an unprecedented rate. This will happen because the Federal Government will not meet with the people. They are not geared to real messy democracy, only pushing their own agenda and vision ahead; even if it does not match the wishes, desires or the needs of the people they are supposed to serve. It has been the story of how the Harper Government has done it for all Canadians, it is hard to see how they will make concessions for anyone.
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