Right to Subsistence Resources

Another generic Aboriginal Right is the right to subsistence resources and activities, this right is fought for alongside the land claim treaties. In many cases, the argument of the use of the land is incredibly significant. In order for many cultural activities to be practiced, the land in question is needed in it’s pristine natural form.

Idle no more is a successful organization which has successfully begun a peaceful revolution. In line with what Naomi Klein has suggested, the fate of the environment may be saved with the passion and efforts of Aboriginal citizens. “Idle No More calls on all people to join in a peaceful revolution, to honour Indigenous sovereignty, and to protect the land and water” (Idle no more)

INSERT LINK to Idle no more : http://www.idlenomore.ca/

The idea that the First Nations people may be the key to saving the environment is reflected in this project and echoed in Naomi Klein’s book. It is a rather unrealistic burden to place on the shoulders of this Nations Aboriginal people, to assume they can spare our environment through their incredible devotion to the land. Instead of assuming the environmental burden is theirs alone, we as a nation might have more triumph by joining forces with the First Nations and supporting organizations such as Idle no more. To offer support for the First Nation’s people in their quest to achieve their Aboriginal Rights, we must carry on with public awareness to shed light on what must be done to honour such organizations.


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