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Letters to the editor, November 8, 2018 – The Coast Halifax

These are the letters and comments from the print edition.

Defender defence

Our apologies for the delayed response, but we are writing to respond to a letter to the editor that you printed on September 6, regarding a land and water ceremony in Point Pleasant Park this summer (“Settler nonsense,” Reply all, writer’s name withheld by request). We were two of the organizers of that ceremony.

The letter writer accused us of cultural insensitivity and of co-opting Indigenous political activism. We hope to add to the conversation and to respond to the writer’s concerns by sharing our planning process and goals. The ceremony was conceived by the two of us. We both know Starhawk and knew that she was planning to do some permaculture training in Nova Scotia at that time. Although the letter writer described Starhawk as someone with a history of “coming in uninvited and leading ceremonies that don’t feel quite right,” we see her very differently.

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