If you're going to be an agitating or activist member of the First Nations in Canada, you had better not be fat, well-groomed, pale, or in any way insufficiently obsequious. At least according to Sen. Patrick Brazeau and Ottawa-Orleans MP Royal Galipeau.
At a fund-raising dinner for Galipeau, Senator Brazeau called Spence fat, a cute way of diminishing the health risks of a 200 Kcal/day diet (It's unfortuante Ms. Spence's body didn't react to being starved in a method more amenable to Conservatives). Mr. Galipeau took special note of the condition of her nails, of her insufficiently swarthy supporters, and that for some reason, they didn't want to talk to an MP from the Harper Conservative Party.
The message is simple; look poor, look brown, look down. And always defer to your betters.
Here are some pre-approved looks for Native and Swarthy Types. Any and all should get you a meeting with a substitute Assistant-Secretary of Something at some point.
It's also good to remember that if you want to be an activist, and you want to be First Nations, pick on regular people and their habits, and be an Italian.