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The Blue Dot Initiative means you acknowledge you are part of a growing number of people who are standing up and speaking truth, speaking hope and responsibility for the Seventh Generation.
During a recent Canadian government announcement on the Blood Reserve in Alberta (on a controversial education plan for First Nations), attendees were marked at the door with a yellow dot (invited) or a blue dot (uninvited).
If they didn’t like you and you had a blue dot, you got kicked out. One young girl got roughed up. Her mother got ejected for tweeting concerns.
The great Metis artist, Christi Belcourt, realized that those who speak for the land are ‘blue dots’ in the eyes of those who seek power and money over prudence and long term thinking.
We are not invited.
So there is a larger message here. The vast majority of us are ‘blue dots’ in that our voices are marginalized, that business and politics go on without our consultation or consent – to pretty destructive results as we can clearly see.
So now we wear the blue dot to signify that it’s time things change. Rather than be a mark of weakness we make it a mark of strength.
The general practice is to place a blue dot on your social media profile photo. This begins as a Treaty issues, a First Nations issue, an issue regarding centuries of decisions made on our behalf that were intended to destroy us. But with you adding your voices to ours, we can begin to alter course. We can protect the vulnerable.
I thought the most vulnerable and least considered blue dot was our own Mother Earth. She doesn’t need one on her photo, it IS her photo!
That rare and fragile Pale Blue Dot that gives us life, wonder, clean waters and sustenance.
And so this is my picture.
For All My Relations.
Blue Dot Initiative
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