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‘Idle’ causes racism to rear its ugly head

To the Editor,

Re: Idle No More protest set for Maffeo Sutton, Jan. 8.

I agree that taxpayers would like to know where their money goes, no matter where it is used in government, but I am astounded at the racism that is rearing its ugly head in Canada.

I think that we need to hear the stories of our indigenous peoples from them, not from people like Ezra Levant.

He is a former member of the Reform Party that morphed into the current federal Conservative Party.

Racism is a form of divide and conquer.

We can ask ourselves if each action we choose contributes to the world we want.

Instead of blaming and judging, we can reach out, offer to listen and learn, and stand together to protect our common values.

We are both weavers and web. What we do to the web, we do to ourselves.

Lavonne Garnett                               Nanaimo

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