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A Letter to the CBC

07/03/2013 Leave a comment

After a Facebook post drew my attention to the Journey of Nishiyuu, I wrote a letter to the CBC via their contact form. Basically, the Journey is a group of 6 Cree youth who have set out on a 1000-mile snowshoe trek to Parliament Hill. They have been joined along the way by members of the Mohawk and Algonquin Nations, amongst others, growing to over 70 walkers on the 4th. And somehow this has not been reported in the national meda. Go figure. Anyway, here’s the letter:

Good afternoon,

I’m sure you’ve received many emails about this, but here’s another.

The Journey of Nishiyuu started with 6 walkers and has since grown to over 70. This group of aboriginal youth is trekking over a thousand miles in the middle of winter to meet with the PMO. Following their traditional trade routes, the original 6 from the Cree nation are meeting with the Algonquin and Mohawk Nations, among others.

On 11 Feb 2013, you reported on a group of 50 aboriginal youth marching 250km to Winnipeg. (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/story/2013/02/11/mb-jackhead-first-nation-walk-idlenomore.html)

The Journey of Nishiyuu involves more people, is six-and-a-half times as long, and is on snowshoes. They’re bound for Parliament Hill, not Winnipeg. Surely this is newsworthy?

Frankly, I’m shocked and disappointed that this hasn’t made national headlines yet.

You can find their website at http://nishiyuujourney.ca/

Regards,
Tim Logan

 

If you, like me, think this is dumb, write the CBC. Hopefully in the future this kind of thing will make news.

LOL,

Tim

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