Sunday, December 23rd action: https://www.facebook.com/events/539740012721038/543966415631731/?ref=notif¬if_t=plan_mall_activity
This has no doubt been a deliberate and coordinated attack on First Nations sovereignty and well-being. Canada has not attempted such an abhorrent action since the White Paper.
This is the White Paper 2.0.
People across Turtle Island now need to share news, dissent and frustration as widely as possible, because as is noticed, the mainstream media has so far payed little attention to the unrest that is being felt throughout Native and non-Native communities.
Print posters, print stickers, project images, hang signs and flags from your balconies, and show you are not standing for the actions of the federal government! Use the internet, use word of mouth, use everything to make sure the message is clear!
The federal government may begin to call First Nations and sympathizers 'environmental extremists.' They may use the media to portray First Nations as villainous although First Nations stand for the rights of all people, the right to free, prior and informed consent, to clean water, air, food. They will no longer condemn, contain, or portray us unfairly. This protest is for all people of all backgrounds!
This is a call to action. Be ready for rain and cold, bring posters and make sure our statements are readily available and visible for people to see. Our message will be clear. Repeal legislation pertaining to First Nations in bill C-45!
This event will be a peaceful protest! Bring your children and show them what standing up for our rights looks like!
11am | Meet at the Vancouver Art Gallery
11:45am | March to the Government of Canada Office at 757 W Hastings Street
Educate yourselves. This is an excellent summary of the actions included in C-45 that pertains to First Nations: https://www.facebook.com/notes/robert-animikii-horton/breakin-it-down-here-are-some-of-the-new-bill-features-and-just-how-treaties-bre/10151195812301025
And an excellent lecture from Dr. Pam Palmater on C-45:
In solidarity with Chief Theresa Spence: https://www.facebook.com/events/448271678567106/?ref=ts&fref=ts
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