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Indian Act chiefs mount “national day of resistance” rallies

The "National Day of Resistance" rally  in Ottawa, may 14, 2014.

The “National Day of Resistance” rally in Ottawa, May 14, 2014.

At heart of today’s protests is frustration with First Nations education bill

CBC News, May 14, 2014

More than 1,000 people rallied in Ottawa today to protest the federal government’s approach to aboriginal Canadians.

They are calling it a day of resistance. While aboriginal people and supporters arrived by the busload on Parliament Hill, protesters also took to the streets in Kahnawake, Saskatoon, Sudbury and Winnipeg. Read the rest of this entry

Resist the Assimilation of First Nations

Against the Assembly of First Nations

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) was first established in 1980 in Ottawa. It claims to be the national representative of Indigenous peoples across Canada, one that fights for our title & rights. In reality, it is a state-funded organization comprised of Indian Act band council chiefs, who act as neo-colonial agents in the interests of government & corporations.

In order to understand the role of organizations such as the AFN & band councils, we need to know our history & be aware of current government strategies in regards to Indigenous peoples. Read the rest of this entry