2016 Solidarity Rally | Ottawa

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The Indigenous Adoptee | Ottawa group is hosting a SOLIDARITY RALLY

for Indigenous people affected by Canada’s Native Child Welfare system at Parliament Hill,

unceded & unsurrended Algonquin Territory otherwise known as Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL, DETAILED AGENDA

 

Rally | When and Where:

April 29, 2016.

12 Noon Rally at Parliament Hill, Ottawa

 

Feast & Social

5:00pm

(please register below)

 

Guest Speakers:

Claudette Commanda,
Elaine and Theland Kicksnoway,
Colleen Cardinal & Duane Morriseau Beck,
Dr. Raven Sinclair,
Bev Jones,
Michael Desautels,
Lynda Kitchigeesic,
Mista Wasis,
Nakuset, Stewart Garnett
& Rod Belanger

 

 

 

With Performance By:

twin flames

 

 

 PLEASE REGISTER for FEAST and GATHERING!

**Please register for the feast to save a spot so we know how many people are coming.
Admission is free, priority given for Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare, their families and supporters.**
Feast Location:
St. Pauls Church – 473 Cumberland Street, Ottawa, ON
rally, indigenous adoptee ottawa, 2016
Click the map to see it on Google Maps.

 

The overall intent of the rally is to gather and demand a resolve to colonial Indigenous child policies that continue to displace and erase our cultural and human potential of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples on Turtle Island otherwise known as Canada.


We Demand a National Focus

Today, Canada’s new government committed to nation-to-nation building. We demand a national focus and Call to Action to address colonial Indigenous
Child Welfare policies, current and past that ensure that Indigenous rights are protected and honored.

We are inviting all Indigenous nations across the world to join us in solidarity by having rallies in your territory if you cannot attend!
We also call on our non Indigenous and Indigenous community allies, political supporters, Indigenous leaders and unions to join us.

Come take up space, be seen, be united and learn, connect and build community in a safe and respectful way.

Ways you can help: Make Signs, Bring Signs, Bring a dish to the feast, volunteer to help cook, give rides, billet visitors from other territories, bring your drums,

*Safe space protocols- do no harm will be effect*

*There will be Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare v neck T Shirts in Purple and White available for sale to help raise funds for future events for Indigenous Surivors of Child Welfare.*

Please spread the word.


 

On December 16th, 2015 a letter was sent to Prime Minister Trudeau and hard copy cc’s sent to :
https://indigenousadoptee.com/2015/12/17/open-letter-to-prime-minster-trudeau-call-for-action-for-60s-scoop-adoptees-and-foster-care-adults/

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs
The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission
National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Assembly of First Nations
The Right Honourable David Johnston,Governor General of Canada
Thomas J. Mulcair, New Democrat Party of Canada
Elizabeth May, Green Party of Canada
Rona Ambrose, (Acting), Conservative Party of Canada
President Clément Chartier, Métis National Council and Provincial Affiliates
President Melanie Omeniho, Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak (Women of the Métis Nation)
National Chief Dwight Dorey, Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
President Dawn Harvard Ph.D., Native Women’s Association of Canada
President Nelson Mayer, National Association of Friendship Centres
Executive Director, Jennifer Henry, KAIROS-Ottawa
Executive of the General Council, General Secretary, United Church of Canada
Chiefs of Ontario
Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations
Confederacy Of Treaty Six First Nations
Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs
Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
Valerie Andrews, Origins Canada

To date there has no reply by any of our national leaders to acknowledge this letter was recieved or that they plan on following through on the TRC recommendations ::http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/truth-reconciliation-child-welfare-1.3366724
http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/indigenous-adoptees-seek-action-1.3442299

Today, Canada’s new government committed to nation-to-nation building. We demand a national focus and Call to Action to address colonial Indigenous
Child Welfare policies, current and past that ensure that Indigenous rights are protected and honored.

We are inviting all Indigenous nations across the world to join us in solidarity by having rallies in your territory if you cannot attend!
We also call on our non Indigenous and Indigenous community allies, political supporters, Indigenous leaders and unions to join us.

Come take up space, be seen, be united and learn, connect and build community in a safe and respectful way.

Ways you can help: Make Signs, Bring Signs, Bring a dish to the feast, volunteer to help cook, give rides, billet visitors from other territories, bring your drums,

*Safe space protocols- do no harm will be effect*

Please spread the word.

rally, indigenous adoptee ottawa, 2016