Burning the Flag & the Main Stream Media | Idle No More Manitoba

Recently at an event, I held a flag, a Candian flag that was upside down. As we marched through downtown Winnipeg a few people told me to ‘turn that flag upside right, you’re being disrespectful’. My understanding of a flag being upside down is that it represents that a country is in distress. James Anaya, the UN’s special rapporteur on Indigenous Issues just spent nine days in our country and concluded that our Aboriginal communities are in crisis and that more needs to be done to address the epidemic of women who are murdered or missing…and even highlighting the shameful way the RCMP and government authorities and systems continue to fail and in the end, kill the children in our communities. My response at that time, and right now is this: ‘I will turn that Canadian Flag the right way, when I see that our country is acting in good faith to protect our women, children and land.’ As of this moment, I do not feel that is the case. Many people agree with me, including many who participated in some of the actions recently in Winnipeg

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