"WeâEUR(TM)ve had the Idle No More movement âEUR¦ because we are saying the status quo is not acceptable," Bellegarde said. "The poverty, the marginalization is not acceptable, and people want to see that change in our country."
The term is badly tarnished after years of abuse by those who seek to strip refugees of their humanity. This term is reserved exclusively by politicians and the media to describe people who - unlike bankers or sports stars - they donâEUR(TM)t like.
It is horrific that people are drowning and suffocating to reach safety. These stories should be a reminder that migrants are not just statistics. We need the west to take responsibility for disaster zones it helped create, like Libya and Iraq.