When we met up in Vancouver recently, Ernie Crey of the North West Indigenous Council made it clear that militant aboriginal groups like Idle No More represent "a fraction of one percent" of Canada's almost one million First Nations people.
He's working to encourage First Nations people to participate in all aspects of Canadian life from within the "system": becoming lawyers, teachers, elected officials and CEOs.
As I said to him:
"You can be outside shaking a fist and protesting, or you can be inside on the blue ribbon panel."
Crey provides a glimpse into the positive, encouraging developments within the First Nations community that you don't often get from the rest of the media.
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