Ryan BelleroseRyan Bellerosehttp://www.themetropolitain.ca/articles/author/215engOf Water, Zionism, and Indigenous Rightshttp://www.themetropolitain.ca/articles/view/1303http://www.themetropolitain.ca/articles/view/1303An organization called Justice for Palestinians (JfP) is attempting to organize, in conjunction with the Council of Canadians, a public conference titled Indigenous Perspectives on Water: Canada and Palestine. The objective is clearly to portray Palestinian and native rights issues as one and the same.  Indeed, it has come to my attention that JFP is seeking a native speaker to participate in the conference and, ideally, one from Idle No More (INM), a native rights movement in which I have been active.  Ryan BelleroseWed, 26 Jun 2013 19:28:00 -0400A Native and a Zionisthttp://www.themetropolitain.ca/articles/view/1235http://www.themetropolitain.ca/articles/view/1235 I am a Métis from Northern Alberta. My father, Mervin Bellerose, co-authored the Métis Settlements Act of 1989, which was passed by the Alberta legislature in 1990 and cemented our land rights. I founded Canadians For Accountability, a native rights advocacy group, and I am an organizer and participant in the Idle No More movement in Calgary. And I am a Zionist.  Let me tell you why.  Ryan BelleroseWed, 13 Mar 2013 18:00:00 -0400