National Day of Action April 28 – Stop the First Nations Education Act
Monday April 28, 2014
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Parliament of Canada,
The Call Out:
Fwd: First Nations convene in Ottawa to reject Canada’s latest bill on education.
Grand Chief Derek Nepinak of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs will be participating in a National Press Conference in Ottawa, Ontario to discuss the ongoing rejection of Canada’s Bill C-33, the “First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act”.
The Harper Government has been pushing the most recent version of its proposed education law in order to have the Bill implemented by September 2014. Many First Nations from various treaty territories and other areas continue to reject the Bill.
DATE: Monday, April 28, 2014 TIME: 11:00am (start) Be at location by 10:30am LOCATION: National Press Theatre – Press Club 150 Wellington Street, Ottawa
PARTICIPANTS: Chief Makinaw (Ermineskin Cree Nation) Chief Okimaw Wallace Fox (Onion Lake Cree Nation) Gordon Peters (Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians) Grand Chief Michael Delisle (Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke). For more information please contact: Janice Makokis B.A., M.A., L.L.B. Onihcikiskowapowin (Saddle Lake Cree Nation) Treaty No. 6
In support of this press conference- let us show that Canada can no longer play with the lives of our children! I am a MOTHER, my 3 kids will be directly effected by the FNCFNEA. Please, plan actions of support to stop this! The Conservative Party plans to pass this act into law by June!
Say no to Ministerial control of First Nations Education
Say no to the possibility provincial administration of First Nation Schools
Say no to Ministerial control to alter and cap funding at any time.
Say no to the AFN messing with our kids lives. They are not collateral for Atleo’s “Education” legacy.
Say no to legislation that reinforces the Indian Act
Say no to making First Nations compete for a little bit of money in a proposal based environment over 7 years.
Say no funding disparity.
$500 million starting 2015 over 7 years = NOT ENOUGH to build new schools our communities desperately need!