It’s a great hashtag to follow, an ‘unsettler’ of how traditional media covers indigenous issues.
Created by artist Aaron Paquette as a combination of Ottawa with the Attawapiskats in Ontario, the term boosts coverage for Idle No More while criticizing the Harper government and other ‘official’ perspectives about First Nations. Some samples, in addition to the ‘Failfeathers’ photo:
#Ottawapiskat Chief sees “As long as the sun shines, the grass grows and the rivers flow” clause as loophole in treaty. Destroys environment!
“The Chief of #Ottawapiskat is resplendent in his traditional costume of blue sweater vest and cow boy hat head-dress”