The young native man, for his part, very articulately frames his preferred method. At this point, it is evident that Alinsky is out of his element and cannot understand a more collaborative, non-combative approach which is more consistent with First Nation historical cultural practices. Alinsky has his own blinders and cannot think past his own oppositional, militant frame of reference.
In the end, I am not sure how much of an ally Alinsky proves to be and the dialogue needs to continue because there is not, at the end, mutual understandings. While it would be far from his desire and intellectual and social bent, Alinsky comes off as the imperialist white guy. The rules for radicals needs to include rules for self-reflection.
Still, each side conveys their viewpoints effectively and there is wisdom to be gained by listening to the entire exchange.