Algonquin Nation Calls for Support

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Paov --

Please join the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation in their ongoing peaceful protest*, which has now evolved into a hunger strike by Grand Chief Verna Polson, at 100 Wellington, located on unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Nation.

"To all people who stand in solidarity with the Algonquin Anishinabe First Nation, we ask that you visit our Grand Chief Verna Polson who is bravely camped at 100 Wellington St. in Ottawa for 11 days now and counting. The Grand Chief is protesting the disrespect the Government of Canada and the three NIOs are showing to the Algonquin People by not including them as full and equal partners, on whose lands Canada's Parliament Buildings are built. The Algonquin protocols are not being recognized and as titleholders to the land, we must protect it for the children of today and tomorrow. Our rights as a host nation are in jeopardy with this project. We will not be ignored.

We ask that you bring a tobacco tie, containing your prayer and good intentions of support. The Grand Chief will graciously receive your tobacco and keep it safely by her side to inspire and motivate her until the Algonquin Nation are full and equal partners. The tobacco gathered at the protest camp will then be feasted and offered into a sacred fire at a ceremonial site within the perimeters of Algonquin territory. Show your support! Show your respect!"

For the media release, click here.

Follow along on Twitter and Facebook for regular updates and calls for support.

Visit Media Co-op's page for the full story, resources, and more coverage here.

*This protest involves the 10 Algonquin Nation communities from Ontario and Quebec including Abitibiwinni, Barriere Lake, Kebaowek, Kitcisakik, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, LacSimon, Long Point, Timiskaming, Wahgoshig and Wolf Lake.

We stand with the #AlgonquinNation!

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