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Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) SUPPORTS GRASSROOTS “IDLE NO MORE” DEMONSTRATIONS



AIAI SUPPORTS GRASSROOTS “IDLE NO MORE” DEMONSTRATIONS

December 13, 2012
For Immediate Release
London, ON — The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) commends the widespread, peaceful activities of grassroots Indigenous people participating in the Idle No More movement.
Beginning on December 10th this cross-Canada demonstration of Indigenous solidarity asserts the sovereignty and nationhood of Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island. The momentum continues today at a demonstration in Windsor, Ontario.
While the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island are diverse in our cultures and histories we are united in our intolerance for the Canadian government’s violation of our original relationship of sharing, respect, and co-existence.
The numerous federal Bills, including the C-45 omnibus bill, now tabled in the Canadian Parliament is an unprecedented legislative attack on the self-determination of Indigenous peoples and the health of our lands and waters. Citizens of our nations, in being Idle No More, are sending the message loud and clear: This must stop.
AIAI also supports Idle No More in its message of alliances with non-Indigenous supporters. We all deserve freedom in a healthy environment supported by sustainable resource development.
“To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others” ~ Nelson Mandela. The AIAI community stands shoulder-to-shoulder with all who find truth in these words.
The AIAI is mandated as a political territorial organization to defend and enhance the Indigenous and Treaty rights of its eight member First Nations. Visit us online at www.aiai.on.ca, https://twitter.com/aiai_comms, www.facebook.com/aiai.pto, www.youtube.com/user/AIAIAdmin.
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For more information please contact: Victoria Deleary, Policy Analyst — 519-434-2761 or vdeleary@aiai.on.ca.

1 comment:

  1. I am a descendent of the Algonquin Nation and the French European, origination centred on the Ilse du Grand Calumet on the Ottawa River.I am looking for the one document that will establish that according to Canadian law. Years ago, I once supported the Reform movement because I could not stand the continuing assaults on personal freedom by the enlightened ones in Ottawa. Stephen Harper and Dalton Mcguinty are a breed that has redefined Cynicism to a new low.The Earth is dying and I now see that the lip service that so many politicians give to Human Rights are nothing more than hollow words as they implement their true agenda.I will always be Libertarian but I have no illusions that there are any parties that truly support change for the better!

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