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Idle No More is an historic opportunity for alliance building opinion

A seventh-generation descendent of Chief Tecumseh, who led the Native Nations in an alliance with General Isaac Brock in the War of 1812, came to Ottawa earlier this month to see Chief Theresa Spence on Victoria Island, and to honour her. He stood across the sacred fire from where she sat, Tecumseh’s flag by his side, and he told Chief Spence that he’d felt “called” by the spirit of his ancestor to “stand up” with her, to support her. “You speak from the heart of the earth,” he said. More.