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Rallies to oppose First Nations Education legislation

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Compiled by Shari Narine







The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians hosted a rally in Toronto on Dec. 4 at the Aboriginal and Northern Development Canada offices in opposition to federal legislation for First Nation Education. AIAI joined other First Nation organizations across Ontario in opposition to the legislation. “Canada continues to insist on ramming policies and laws down our throats, this is unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” said Grand Chief Gordon Peters in a news release. A similar rally was held in Sudbury at the office of Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Canada, led by Anishinabek Nation citizens. They were joined by New Democrat Aboriginal Affairs critic Jean Crowder (Nanaimo-Cowichan) and Aboriginal Health critic Carol Hughes (Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing). “We are not going to allow this Conservative government to jeopardize our children’s future,” said Lake Huron Regional Chief Isadore Day in a news release.