Courtesy of Yes! Magazine: If we keep waiting for change, it's never going to come," Ta'Kaiya tells the people gathered for and Idle No More event in Courtenay, British Columbia.
At 11 years old, Ta'Kaiya has become something of an icon for the Canadian movement for environmental justice on First Nations lands.
In July 2011,she attempted to deliver a letter outlining the community's concerns to Enbridge, the company that is planning to build the proposed Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline. She was escorted off the company’s property by security guards.
"I don’t know what they find so scary about me,” she said. “I just want them to hear what I have to say.”
Now Ta'Kaiya stands among the hundreds protesting Canda's C-45 bill, which many say jeopardizes the land rights of First Nations people.
This young environmentalist is rapidly become the face of the anti-tar sands movement, not to mention an articulate representative of the First nations people, and the the energy companies have every right to find her "scary" because she is just brimming with talent.
Here check out her song "Shallow Waters."
I know right? This young lady is going to be a huge public relations nightmare for these Canadian energy companies.
And I love it!