When I joined Twitter in 2012, there was already a robust contingent of Indigenous people making connections with one another across social media. In 2017, Indigenous Twitter is well established, with people prepared to support one another when Canadian media wish to exercise their historical practice of undermining and silencing our voices. Apparently this is still new and shocking, and perhaps it will take a few more examples of pushback before we are taken seriously.
I rolled out of bed on Mother’s Day to discover Jonathan Kay had resigned from his position at The Walrus and his mother Barbara Kay was spending her Sunday deep in the throes of residential-school denial: she was angrily lashing out on Twitter at the bad Indians that she no doubt feels are responsible for her son being laid (temporarily) low.
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