FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CALL TO FIRST NATIONS LEADERS TO SUPPORT FIRST NATIONS CHILDREN
CAMPAIGN TO DEFEAT BILLS C-38 AND C-45
Ottawa-January 10th, 2013-
First Nations children linked to the Idle No More movement will gather at Victoria Island on Friday where Chief Theresa Spence from Attawapiskat is having her hunger strike.
AYO! (Aboriginal Youth Opportunities) is calling on First Nation and Aboriginal leaders to unite and join their goal of defeating Bills C-38 and C-45. Children’s group held a press conference Friday in Ottawa to urge the children of Canada and their parents to join them and request the immediate withdrawal of C-38 and of C-45. The children and their parents will point out that this legislation concerns all Canadians, not just First Nations. Among other things, C-38 and C-45 would:
•Modify over 160 laws and regulations in numerous areas where hard-won treaty and
aboriginal rights have been recognized by the courts and governments;
•Scale back the legal protection of the water and environment that have evolved over the past three decades;
•Open the door for foreign corporations to exploit Canadian territory for its natural
resources. Children and future generations also have the right to live in a clean environment and to have access to clean water.
We need a critical mass of Canadians to join us in opposing and defeating BillsC-38 and C-45 for the sake of fall children and of their grand-children. Please join us & organize public request in that effect for your respective region!
For Manitoba, Please Join us at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights on Friday 11th @ 12:00 noon.
There are also Idle No More events planned throughout the City on January 11th 2012 (we have been watching the WPG Facebook page)
- 8am – Settlers in Solidarity event at Intersection of Grant Ave and Shaftesbury Blvd.
- 10am – Dialogue with Canadians Event at the University of Manitoba
- 12pm – Event at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights
- 1:00pm – Panel/Round Dance at the University of Winnipeg
- 6:00pm – Meet Me @ the Bell Tower Round Dance