Idle No More: Evolution of a social-media movement Add to … – Globe and Mail

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Idle No More: Evolution of a social-media movement Add to …
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Idle No More: Evolution of a social-media movement Add to … The Globe and Mail. Published Thursday, Jan. 24 2013, 8:43 PM EST.

Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight:

An interesting article for two reasons. First of all, there is of course the continuing struggle of a First Nation people to find its place in a majority culture with a very different world view. Secondly, the ‘Idle No More’ tweets give a good example of the way the public opinion shifts and changes. Not sure if this is an example of cultural evolution, although there are the occasional ‘free riders’ (e.g. porn sites using the hash tag of ‘Idle No More’ to attract attention).

Over all, I believe cases like this, at the borderline where different cultures meet, despite pain, sorrow, and suffering, offer the greatest possibilities for cultural creativity to find new solutions for the problems humanity faces. Depending of course, on human ability to notice and appreciate these ‘out of the box’ novelties.

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