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

June 17, 2013

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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