To the editor,
Have you ever seen so much jumping on the band-wagon as with the Idle No More movement? Out are coming political "wannabes" trying to horn in on the action to serve themselves.
AFN Chief Atleo, other Indian leaders and wannabes sat on their behinds and/or ran all over the place for years having so-called "meetings" and "conferences" and living it up on lavish salaries and expense accounts while grassroots Indians starved. Now they are trying to take over the movement. They're looking for anything that they can use in order to further themselves, even if it means using Chief Spence and the "Idle-No-More" movement.
Chief Spence is doing very well without them. She has credibility. Idle-No-More has credibility. But if the rats get involved they will taint and possibly ruin what Spence and her supporters nationwide – Indian and non-Indian alike – have accomplished so far. The rats need to be kept out in order to keep the movement pure.