“WAYWEY HEY, YA-he-yo, ya-he-yo, waywey ya-he-yo – YA-he-yo ya-he-yooo way-hey-hey, ya-he-yo…”
The songs of strong women still ring in my ears,
The drumbeat pounding, echoing in my blood,
A movement in motion switching to high gears.
From far and wide the messages flood;
“No pipeline – No tankers”, “Our land, our water – our RIGHT”
Arms linked strong, a symbolic blockade,
Standing tall, a massive public campaign; an unbelievable sight!
They come to poison the water, to steal the land; blind with their greed,
In solidarity we stand – “Only take what you need!”
A historical moment is waiting in the wings:
Catalyzing – strategizing – mobilizing
DeCO2lonizing – Re-Indigenizing!
- By Lise Richard