..and when the sun rises again tomorrow, we'll see how far we've come ...

..and when the sun rises again tomorrow, we'll see how far we've come ...

... just to remind myself why I'm doing this ...

Depending on our personalities, the world can be a crowded place or a very lonely one. For those who seek comfort in numbers, there is no shortage of hangers on, but for those who avoid that circus, keeping thier own counsel can leave them feeling quite alone and disengaged from the mad place we call home. Life is a trade off and most of us choose how we live it.

For me, I'd rather work things out as best I can, using my own thoughts and feelings to sort things out. Following the crowd has never been a temptation to me, but that has its price, one that I'm totally comfortable with every day I get to stand up and be the person I aspire to be. When I sometimes lose track of who that is, I come here to remember, to reconnect and to resume my quest.

These posts are a reflection of some of what matters to me and it's a privilege to have the opportunity to collect these thoughts as they form in my head, as they prepare the way for my life, as it evolves from one day to the next. They re-inspire me when things seem to be floating about, with no particular aim or purpose, and it does happen from time to time.

So, today I had these thoughts that I think are worth writing down for the future me to look back on when I need to ...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

and now, a first step in a better direction...

...just a quick note - today's schedule is likely to include an announcement by Chief Spence that her sideshow is being wound up (basically for a lack of originally stated results) and another announcement that Chief Atleo is returning to the helm of the native "trojan horse" after his brief hiatus.

It seems that Spence's self-victimization was somewhat successful in diverting well-deserved criticism for a stint of very suspicious financial management of federally supplied funds for her community. The people of Attawapiskat now need to ask HER for a proper accounting of those funds, to come to a decision on what they may want to do from here on. SHE has the answers and for now SHE has the power to make changes that her people have a right to expect. Spence should actually be the "poster-chief" for what has to change as far as native issues are concerned. SHE has to demonstrate ACCOUNTABILITY and re-purposed LEADERSHIP to begin the modernization of the native renaissance which the Idle-no-more movement seeks.

Unless this is the most important outcome of her efforts, nothing can ever change for the better, and for the native population as a whole.

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