“This is beyond unacceptable. The government of Canada is once again preparing to fight First Nations children in court,” National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Perry Bellegarde said in a statement Friday.
Where was this standing up for Indigenous rights when it came to the mould and tainted water crisis facing First Nations? Where was the commitment to reconciliation when the people of Grassy Narrows asked for a mercury treatment centre? Or clean drinking water in Attawapiskat?
rudeau said violence against Indigenous women and girls is “not a relic of Canada’s past” and the justice system has failed them. Is he unaware it is HIS JOB not to fail Indigenous Canadians? He has been in power for nearly four years. Why is he not PERSONALLY responsible for the so-called contemporary oppression against First Nations communities?