Hello, and Welcome to my article; in this article I will tell you about the environment, what's happening now, what will happen VERY soon if we continue to pollute the earth and what we can do to stop it.
I will also tell you about the Idle no more
movement and the First Nations who are leading it; it's trying to save the environment, like me.
So read and enjoy; perhaps I shall educate you in a good way.
Everything in this article is true and based on Scientific, religious and environmental research and up to date facts.
Remember when the whole 2012 thing happened? Yeah, that was funny... Here we are, not dead. It's a great day to be alive, isn't it? :)
Well, what's not
funny is that the Aztecs may have been onto something; in fact, many first nations and Indigenous peoples believe that the world will one day come to a close because of human pollution. What's scary is that Scientists are saying that if we keep polluting as this rate, the world has only got 5-11 years before something incredibly drastic happens.
I don't mean to scare you, but it's true. Now we can
change the future.
: Who trusts the government? In almost ALL cases, all the government cronies are about is money and don't care what they have to do to get it. They don't mind killing animals, or the planet, or anything. But the thing is, we need to support the planet, because if we don't then it'll stop supporting US.
In Canada at this moment, PM Stephen Hitle- I mean Harper... Is creating pipelines to get oil around, making oil sands to get more oil, denying First Nations their basic right to live while they are in absolute third-world conditions and ignoring every moral in the book for money. Lemme fill you in;
are popping out thousands of barrels and are doing more bad than good. In fact, five pipelines broke just last week... in ONE WEEK. The government says that it'll create more jobs- what they DIDN'T mention were the type of jobs they had in mind. We'll all be cleaning up after the spill. Did I mention that the oil spills are giving animals DISEASES and making them mutant? Deer are getting these terrible growths upon their bodies that eventually kill them, fish are getting cancer, and marine animals like ducks of course are dying. This is also affection US by making us sick...
THESE things are the earth's pimples. They are giant holes in the earth that are made to get oil; they are destroying the land by great amounts. There are one too many located in Canada... (Canada isn't as perfect as people like to think.) DON'T SUPPORT THE OIL SANDS. In fact, Alberta Canada [Canada's leading oil-making province] makes more money from Casino's than the entire state of Nevada... and it makes more money FROM those Casinos than the actual oil industry. We are raping the land for nothing.
Bill C-45 and First Nations:
words cannot describe the intense hate that I feel for this bill and Stephen Harper for creating it. This is an omnibus bill with various acts that give the government the permission to rape the land, discriminate against First Nations, and do pretty much any damn thing they want.
One article states that the government can take water from anywhere (other than the only 82 protected lakes) and use it to get oil through fracking and whatever else. It takes two honking barrels of water to get ONE barrel of oil, and once that water is used then it is DONE. It's no good at all and shall never again be able to be used.
They can also take water from Farmers if they want to. But farmers NEED that water for their crops and animals, right? No more dairy and meat products. No more crops either.
This bill was created without the consultation of first nations
, which according to the UN declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples
. is ILLEGAL on SOOOOOOOOOOOOO many articles. And Canada is sign onto that declaration, but the government is saying that it should only be thrived
for. But we're signed on... we MUST follow this declaration! They just don't want to treat FN with respect and dignity. It doesn't sound like you're striving very hard.
The government WILL NOT STOP. There are a few good eggs in the government, though. If we push hard enough, this bill can be stopped. There is still hope because bills have been killed before.
I happen to be a First Nation myself; I am a Plains Cree of Canada, Tan'si Kiya.
My people (and even other tribes) have a prophecy. It goes, Only after the last tree has been cut down, only after the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught... Only then will you realize that we cannot eat money.
Another prophecy we have; stated by a wiseman 700 years ago.
Back to the 2012 thing; what the Aztecs ACTUALLY believed was a bit different... They fortold that the world was not going to necessarily end, but be reborn into a new era... Through earthquakes over a period of time. (Notice how many earthquakes we've been recently? Haiti, Turkey, Japan.... ) This also relates to the Cree prophesy of "the great shake."
The 8th fire:
This is a prophecy foretold by the Anishnaabe people; the 7 fires were teachings and previous prophecies that they were given. One of them predicted the arrival of the Europeans; the 8th fire says that NOW is the time for all of the four races to be connected, understanding and united... For our own good.
Being brought up through Spirituality of my culture, it's only natural for me to care about the earth. I greatly respect environmentalists, animal activists and tree-huggers that I see out there. :) I'm glad to know some people still care about the earth. Bottom line, We NEED to take care of our earth or something bad will happen... Indigenous prophecies demonstrating that.
I can't say too much about this, because I don't have the exact source of where the information came from- but please trust me when I say it is true, because it is. My mom is a social studies teacher, and I hear most of these facts from her; but I don't know where she gets them.
Scientists think it might be too late- but David Suzuki ( Come on, you MUST know who this guy is. ) believes that we still may have a chance... Environmentalists and scientists are URGING governments around the world to slow down on production and to take action to protect this precious earth. But of course, they are being ignored.
I can't say much more... I apologize. Please, do trust me on this one. But, here's some pictures to explain what I cannot.
Idle no more
: You may or may not have heard of this movement, but it's being led by THOUSANDS of first Nations. It is us trying to protect the land and kill Bill C-45. This movement is made up of protests, hunger strikes, rallies, flash mobs, and posts through the internet such as twitter. These have taken place all over the world.
So far, 14 Countries ( 16 counting Canada and USA ) have done rallies and flashmobs for Idle no more. God bless those people <3
A few famous people who support Idle no more are David Suzuki, Justin Bieber (dear lord... at least he's on OUR side.), and Nelly Furtado. :) Nelly even went so far as to publically ANNOUNCE her support during a concert! THANK YOU miss Nelly! <3
Yeah... But the thing is, this movement is being hated on by ignorant, racist bigots.
:( A few of the racist things I have heard with my very own ears:
"What are those dumb Indians trying to prove?"
"It makes me SICK."
"Get your heads out of the clouds!"
.___. WELL, then... People think that this movement is about Natives wanting MONEY. Which isn't true; this comes from the stereotype that all First Nations are drunks, drug heads who get handouts. But we're not like that.
a common misconception that Natives don't pay taxes... we do.
If you want to support Idle no more, become part of our army! :) This doesn't mean sign up for some armed forces or anything... It just means educate people you know about this movement as I am doing with you. If you are in a passionate mood, you may be able to find a flashmob or rally in which you can attend to nearby your town/city. Many have taken place ALL over North America and are still going on. If you're a techy, video-making kind of person you can make a video which shows your support... But only if you want to. :) If we have enough supporters, we just might be able to kill Bill C-45 and be THAT much closer to saving the earth! Or at least slow down the process of it's complete destruction.
Small things you can do that mean a lot:
Here's some ideas...
-Recycle plastic bags from the grocery store so you can reuse them after shopping and not have to pay for more.
-Collect cans and bag them; then bring them to a recycling place so you can trade them in for money. You are saving the planet while earning a reward for yourself. :)
-shut off lights when you're not using them.. EVERYONE knows this one.
-when you use a public bathroom, use the air dyer instead of the paper towels- it's a little better for the earth.
-Buy more products that show they are recycled
-be artsy and creative! :) [ex:...]
I think I have covered everything... I did my best to teach you, and I hope you enjoyed this article or at least learned something from it.
Idle no more is also on Tumblr; you'll find lots of interesting things there. Let's try to save the earth, shall we? Because if we don't we are SO f~cked. We have 5-11 years at this rate. If we're lucky, more... the race is on.
If you want to know more about anything I have just said, please don't hesitate to ask.
Thank you, and may creator smile upon you always.