January 24th, 2012, First Nation (FN) leadership across the
country will be meeting with the government of Canada to talk about the First
Nation Treaty Rights.
The Chiefs of Ontario are calling for a day of action. This
rally will provide a venue for First Nations and their supporters to send a
clear message to the government and all Canadians that Treaty rights are alive
When: January 24, 2012 Where: Begins
Victoria Island, Ottawa, Ontario Times: The day begins with a Sunrise ceremony on Victoria Island, an
historical sacred site for Canada’s First Nations.
8:00 a.m. Gather at Victoria Island
10:00 a.m. March to Parliament Hill
11:00 a.m. Round dance, singing, drumming, and fellowship, speeches from
2:30 p.m. March to meeting site (TBA), FN Leaders will address the rally about
the day’s meeting.
A treaty is a negotiated agreement that clearly spells out the
rights, responsibilities and relationships of First Nations and the government.
In the time of our forefathers, the government of Canada and the
First Nations sought to make treaties that would define their relationship and
establish rights to land and other resources.
The government of Canada has failed to live up to its
obligations on every treaty it negotiated with the First Nations.
Now is the time to tell the Government of Canada that our First
Nation brothers and sisters deserve to be respected and the Treaties honoured.
Let’s show our First Nation brothers and sisters that OPSEU support’s them.