Harper’s assimilation agenda just had a head-on collision with indigenous resistance
This is our refusal to watch our children’s futures assimilate into oblivion. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the AFN both need to seriously consider their next steps.
Idle No More protesters, pictured on Parliament Hill in 2013. The coming weeks and months will determine in what direction the relationship between Canada and First Nations turns, but one thing is for certain: First Nations will never allow Canada to repeat the harms suffered by the residential school policy again. Our resistance to Bill C-33 is testament to that, writes Idle No More spokesperson Pam Palmater. The Hill Times photograph, Michelle-Andrea Girouard