A denigrating and assimilationist opinion piece on the Chief Spence hunger strike from a Canadian media outlet

This opinion piece by Peter Worthington disfavorably compares Chief Spence’s strike with IRA hunger strikes, concluding that Chief Spence’s strike is not genuine like the IRA strikes. It’s disheartening to see that these types of attitudes persist and are still given prominent airing. One has to wonder at the implication that white complaints about colonization are more valid than Native complaints. Is that because it’s somehow considered valid by mainstream standards to colonize Natives, while it’s anomalous to colonize whites?

About Ann Tweedy

Tribal Attorney for Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, legal scholar, adjunct professor at University of Tulsa, and poet. Read more at www.anntweedy.com.
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2 Responses to A denigrating and assimilationist opinion piece on the Chief Spence hunger strike from a Canadian media outlet

  1. Thank-you Turtle Talk for giving all views & opinions of Idle No More….

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