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Indigenous Youth #ShutCanadaDown Sep 27
Montreal climate strike was one of the most racist protest spaces Iโ€™ve ever been in. Was intentionally pushed, received nonstop racial remarks like โ€œits not just your land,โ€ and had to fight for space the entire time. This is what happens when you white-wash climate justice.
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Indigenous Youth #ShutCanadaDown
Revisiting this to provide more context. Despite the fact the front of the march was supposedly a space for indigenous peoples, white people were aggressively trying to push past the entire time. Many became defensive or violent when reminded to respect indigenous space.
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Indigenous Youth #ShutCanadaDown Sep 29
Replying to @salishmemer
One man in particular was told to walk behind me to leave space for indigenous people and reacted by singling me out and trying to invade my space for the next hour. I looked back several times and he had my regalia in his hands. Another friend had her braids grabbed throughout.
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Indigenous Youth #ShutCanadaDown Sep 29
Replying to @salishmemer
When we finally got to the main stage we requested to take 5 minutes to sing the womanโ€™s warrior in honour of missing and murdered indigenous women targeted by extractive industry and climate change. We were told this would break apart their organizing coalition.
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Indigenous Youth #ShutCanadaDown Sep 29
Replying to @salishmemer
A climate event that insists prayers for our MMIWG2S would somehow destroy organizations or diminish the work of climate justice makes me question who that work is really for
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Taylor C. Noakes Sep 29
Replying to @salishmemer
hi, would you be at all interested in discussing? I'm a journalist, and I think what you experienced is important. Please let me know if this would interest you, we can chat via DM. Best, TCJN
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Beatrice Payette Sep 29
Replying to @salishmemer
Communication student here ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ would love to ask you some questions about this for an assignment Im doing. Slide in my DMs if you have the time/if youre interested
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Spider Guard ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Sep 29
but we don't do that no more we give them money they don't have to pay certain taxes and they can fish whatever. Their culture is dying now because they don't accept other people. Like how whites didn't accept black people being citizens at first.
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DLM Oct 2
Replying to @salishmemer
Sorry that this happened. It is not right!!! You and your people and other First Nation people are kiatiakitanga of Canada. Tangata Whenua/Indigenous People must be front and centre in all climate movements throughout the world or we are wasting our time.
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