On Monday October 1st, a group of Six Nations parents and their allies rallied at the Brantford offices of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada to protest the fact that children at Six Nations schools have still not received their school supplies, despite having ordered them in May.
Six Nations parents and teachers have been paying out of their own pockets costs which should be covered by the government. Whether this is a result of government cutbacks or bureaucratic incompetence, it is an injustice that Six Nations children should not have to suffer.
At Monday’s protest, Six Nations parents told Bob Maguire, the AANDC-AADNC Director of Funding Services that if the schools supplies for their children were not delivered by Thursday, October 4th, another protest would be held outside the AANDC-AADNC offices (58, Dalhousie St., Brantford, Six Nations Territory) at 8am on Friday October 5th.
Education is a right! Honour the Treaties! Supplies not Lies!
On Monday, October 1st at 8pm on 1610 AM Voces Latinas English language program called a Drink of Water, Floyd and Ruby Montour, land defenders from the Six Nations Grand River Territory will be guests of Joyce Aldrich, the show's host. Floyd and Ruby will talk about the importance of the land defence struggles of the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations) people. Steve Watson, who recently retired from the staff of the CAW, will join them to talk about what allies can do. Here's the link to listen live on line to CHHA 1610 AM: http://www.chha1610am.ca/radio.html
“It’s important to be involved because of the magnitude of what’s taking place….”
On July 7th, we marched in Dundalk for Six Nations land rights and to stop sludge from poisoning agricultural fields and two watersheds.
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Short documentary by Zach Ruiter.