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First Nations Representative Rejects ‘Palestinian Appropriation of the Native Cause’

by Mike Fegelman

Ryan Bellerose, organizer of Idle No More, took to the pages of the Toronto Sun and other SunMedia publications to protest the efforts of ‘Justice for Palestine’ (JFP) to organize a conference entitled “Indigenous Perspectives on Water: Canada and Palestine”. Upset by JFP’s objective of conflating issues and appropriating the Native cause, Mr. Bellerose is “offended that my people’s cause appears to serve merely as a prop for Palestinian propaganda”.


In his Oped, Bellerose enumerates why the Native and Palestinian causes have nothing in common. Read it here or below:




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shorelineliz June 17, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Mr. Bellerose. Well done. I support you as well. I am Metis from Ontario. French-Cree.

Gee June 17, 2013 - 4:46 pm

Mr. Bellerose – thank you. As an Israeli we do appreciate what you have written

Jon Adams June 18, 2013 - 1:02 am

The Palestinians are the ones who WERE THERE when the Zionists came to throw them out. The Palestians MOST PROBABLY are the ACTUAL descendants of ancient Israel.

ryan June 18, 2013 - 2:44 am

simply being there didnt make them indigenous, they adopted the language, culture and traditions of the occupier and then fought against the actual indigenous, thats about as colonised as it gets my friend.

ryan June 18, 2013 - 2:44 am

and yes I am that Ryan

Gary Loftus June 18, 2013 - 3:09 pm

Whats a first nation ?? Is that our Indians you are talking about? Our Indians tribes are nations??

Anonymous June 20, 2013 - 7:05 pm

I disagree with some of the positions of the Idle No More movement but on this you have it 100% right.


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