JOHN STORM/Special to Bullet News
Janet Conway knows well the story of protest in the world. From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the revolutions that took place recently in the Middle East. the Brock professor says the recent Idle No More protests by Canadian Natives is the latest in thousands of protests that have taken place in history.
The Canada Research Chair in Social Justice says no one should be surprised at the depth of the Idle No More Protests since Native groups have been struggling throughout Canadian history to achieve their goals. The hunger fast by Chief Theresa Spence and the march by thousands to Ottawa underline the authentic search for justice from a government which has failed to live up to promises, says Conway.
Native protests have taken on a different look recently, largely because there are many more youth involved as well as people who are well educated.
Conway says protests in Canada are around for a long time to come. In a world of high technology, people will still gather with others to make their case for their own perspective of justice.
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