Date: November 21 10am-1pm
Location: Law Society of Upper Canada- 130 Queen St. W. Toronto Ontario
Off-reserve members of the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen Indian Tribe No.258 will be taking action against the injustices they feel they have faced at the hands of their government’s lawyer in the form of a peaceful awareness protest at the Keshen Law office on Monday Nov.21 at 10 am in Kenora, ON. At the same time, solidarity rallies will be held at the Law Society of Ontario in Toronto, and at the office of MP Patricia Hadju in Thunder Bay, ON. The rallies will protest the practices of Keshen Law and demand justice for all off-reserve registered Indians.
The protest is sparked by their government lawyer’s continued cancellation of meetings and practice of misinformation, in a context of ongoing broken promises regarding housing for off-reserve members and mounting obstacles to justice in the Canadian legal system.
“These meetings are supposed to be a place for our voices to be heard on ongoing issues of homelessness and joblessness among off-reserve members of our First Nation. Instead I’m made to feel rejected, not taken seriously. I’m sick and tired of these games which stall opportunities for justice for off-reserve Anishnaabe,” Says Darlene Necan, elected spokesperson of off-reserve members of the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen no.258.