kimsrunningmonologue

 I’m not the kind of person that goes looking for a fight or a cause. Yes, I am a principled person and have been called “hippie” “tree-hugger” and “environmentalist,” plenty, but I don’t make a point of attending rallies or protests. Yesterday, however, I made my way to Vancouver to stand with thousands of other people that believe the tar sands and pipelines are the wrong choice- now and for the future. Together we stood in solidarity and cried “shame” on our leaders that are choosing greed over good. We listened as thoughtful and passionate speakers, many of them First Nations’ Elders (and one quite well spoke 11 year old!), spoke of the travesty being visited upon the land, and the devastation being wrought in their communities. One Elder said he would never forget something he recalled hearing as a child; “Fish to us is like bread to the white man.”…

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