I was on my way into work this morning and I saw some young people from the Take Back Our Rez Facebook group walking along Big Lake Road on Fond du Lac Reservation. That’s like the equivalent of rush hour as it is the main artery to and from Highway 33 and I-35, lots of cars headed up and down the road on the way to work or school.
I snapped a few photos. They carried signs saying “Love Your Self, Love Your Community” and “For Our Children.”
One of the marchers, “Chubbs” Jarvis Paro, showed me this bloody syringe that they found on their march.
Ogichidaa is one way of saying “Warrior” in Anishinaabemowin. I might not be qualified to speak, but I would say this is a good example of ogichidaa, standing up for children and the future.