Thursday, November 5, 2009
Canada to unconstitutionally abolish Algonquin's customary government to avoid honouring agreements and recognizing legitimate leadership
On Friday, October 30, 2009, Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl sent notice to the Algonquins of Barriere Lake that he will not recognize their legitimate leadership, but instead impose elections on the community in April, 2010 by invoking a section of the Indian Act that would abolish the customary method they use to select their leaders.
The attempt at assimilation would be a violation of Barriere Lake's constitutionally-protected Aboriginal right to their customary system of government.
Join us at Concordia's School of Community and Public Affairs this WEDNESDAY, November 11th at 6:30pm for an Emergency Teach-In about Section 74 and Open Meeting.
Snacks provided. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org