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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Leduc Catlin

First Nations & Freedom Fighters

"…when the world has been befouled and the waters turned bitter by disrespect, human beings will have two options to choose from, materialism or spirituality. If they chose spirituality, they will survive, but if they chose materialism, it will be the end of it.”

From the prophecy of the 7th fire

Since the Freedom Convoy compelled me to make my way to Ottawa back in February, I’ve been drawn by the First Nations participation I first witnessed on the stage at the most misrepresented protest in history.

Why were indigenous people and truckers uniting in their stand for freedom?

Why do people from both constituencies continue to come together to raise awareness and learn from each other?

And why does it matter to Canadians and non-Canadians, natives and non-natives alike?

This past weekend, I got some answers.

In 4 cities across Canada, a small celebration of freedom and unification took place at a gathering called The Final Countdown.

The family-friendly weekend picnic drew several hundred people to the Mascouche, Quebec event that I attended, where the Métis, Mohawk, and First Nations two-way wampum flags were raised and a sacred fire was lit.

(The other events were in London, Ontario, Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Red Deer, Alberta.)

While the name of the event suggests the end of something, it was also a beginning.

“I woke up one morning and spirit showed me the direction I need to go,” one of the organizers told me.

Mario Bousquet is a French-speaking Métis trucker, originally from Alberta.

He’s been exploring his heritage more and more since the convoy.

According to Mario’s “spiritual sister,” a charismatic “kokum” or honoured grandmother named Saiga, this event opens the first of 4 directional doors to help heal and transform.

The first door, to the east, is not a simple one to open, but begins the process.

The next door will have more people gathering.

The third door will have people sharing and teaching others.

And the fourth door will bring everyone together.

For many freedom fighters in Quebec, the “red path” is aligned with their movement’s commitment to peaceful protest and unification with fellow Canadians in the quest for personal sovereignty.

But unification is not just about standing together against poisonous Covid-19 policies -- this event was not political.

According to First Nations prophecy, we are in the 7th “fire” or era of humanity, where we get to choose whether we survive and transcend into the 8th and final fire.

“If they choose the right road, then the Seventh Fire will light the Eighth and final Fire, an eternal fire of peace, love, brotherhood and sisterhood. If the light skinned race makes the wrong choice of the roads, then the destruction which they brought with them in coming to this country will come back at them and cause much suffering and death to all the Earth's people.”

White Feather is the native name given to Gino Salotti, a respected leader within the First Nations communities in Quebec.

Although he’s been following the red path for over 40 years, he only found out about his First Nations grandmother 4 years ago.

He explains to me what many of us have already come to realize — that we’re at a crossroads in humanity.

The past 2 1/2 years have brought so much division that families and friends have been torn apart by government policies, much like Canada’s indigenous families were forced apart with the Indian Residential School System.

Another chilling similarity is the use of experimental “vaccines” on an unsuspecting population.

“People have been pushed to create duality with all the things that have been imposed on the population,” he says.

As the world wakes up to the massive harms of lockdowns, masks, and injections that are causing more harm than the virus they purport to protect us from, it has never been more important to unify.

While driving across Canada and listening to people’s painful stories, the truckers could only hear so much without wanting to cry all day, Mario explains.

His experience is similar to many others — that people want someone to save them.

“That’s hard on your heart….It’s not the truck drivers who’re going to change everything.”

As Canadians, we have a government and culture founded on “peace, order, and good government.”

It was easy to get the population to follow the official narrative and subsequent rules.

We must now use our proclivity for peaceful polity to unify for a truly common purpose.

Fulfilling on the First Nations prophesy, following their peaceful and time-honoured ways, is in alignment with this purpose.

As White Feather says, “Freedom comes from within…it’s in your state of mind.”

“Unification starts with yourself. To be able to find yourself…and be in a sacred place. A place where you’re in harmony with yourself, with those around you, with Mother Earth, with your environment, with your people.”

For Mario, it’s this harmony with nature that provides a way through the coming storm.

With concerns about food shortages, the looming economic crash, and digital technologies designed to control our behaviour, getting back to basics is critical.

These and other challenges will require unity in the face of a government continuing to practice the age-old strategy of divide and conquer.

As White Feather points out, unification is the way forward for all of it.

“I also believe that if all native people, of all nations, the 11 nations we have in Quebec, but all those from Canada, from the west coast to the east coast, if they would reunite, unify, and have a common voice, common energy, common presence, we could go to the Canadian government and deal with them and demand what is rightfully ours to be respected. But until we are united, we cannot go to the government, and the government uses that….”

As the world’s challenges hit home with greater intensity, we will sink or swim together.

While this is a tale of 2 cultures, it is a story not isolated to Canada.

Uniting in common purpose is what will determine the next few years around the globe.

It is not the best of times, but it is not yet the worst.

What comes next is up to us.

THIS JUST IN: A huge celebration of First Nations culture and wisdom is happening this weekend in Quebec. Apparently, the first of its kind in 15 years!

You can find out more and buy tickets by clicking here 👉 Nations Celebration for the 7 Generations


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