Rita Sebastian never fails to impress me with her rare combination of bravery, compassion and tenacity. She was in the Banned in Boston studio last night as we talked to Ned Paschene, a Cree activist involved with the Idle No More protests erupting across Canada. A direct link to the episode is here.
Rita has a tendency to get where the action is. Last week, Rita headed up to Ottawa in answer to an invite from Ned Paschene. On Friday, January 11, she joined a call for women to prevent Chief Matthew Coon Come of Quebec and others from attending a meeting with Stephen Harper since certain people were excluded. Here’s video of that.
Here’s a clip I shot of Rita last night outside UNregular Radio. In this second clip, Rita talks about Idle No More, Chief Theresa Spence, and what happened outside Stephen Harper’s meeting.