Regina protest packs up after 4 months camped out on Albert Street

colonialism-no-more-regina-inac-end-of-protestAfter a meeting with the INAC administration and Health Canada representatives, the camp has packed up

CBC News, August 21, 2016

The longest-running Colonialism No More solidarity camp has come to end after four months of protest and occupation in Regina.

Back in April. after a rash of suicides on the Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario, a group occupied Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) office in Toronto and from there other camps and occupations sprung up across the country.

Though originally started in response to the suicides, each camp had its own issues it was advocating for.

“We reached our objective,” said Preston Demas.

On Saturday a town hall was held with INAC representatives and members from Health Canada.

“To be able to work in cooperation with them, and to have them understand the issues from our point of view,” said Demas.

Though the camp is gone, members will still work to with INAC in achieving more progress and open more dialogue.

“The camp here itself, it’s served its purpose. It got attention,” said Demas.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/colonialism-no-more-camp-ends-1.3730229

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