Writing at The Tyee, Suzanne Fournier interviews Nuu-chah-nulth elder Lillian Rose Howard about the Idle No More movement and the struggle ahead. As an experienced indigenous rights activist who fought alongside the legendary Chief George Manuel, Howard advises activists to strategically escalate their tactics, and to make plans for protecting children and elders from the inevitable attacks by police. As she counsels First Nations members and their non-indigenous allies,
Accept that you will be targeted. You’re planning and organizing and upsetting the establishment. They will target you and come after you. Don’t be intimidated or scared, because we are all fighting for each other.
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