Stoney Nakoda First Nation protests Bill C-45 – CBC.ca

by aanationtalk on December 17, 2012511 Views

First Nation joins others across Canada in protest

CBC News Posted: Dec 16, 2012

Members of the Stoney Nakoda First Nation in Morley exercised a peaceful protest Sunday afternoon.

About 200 people blocked one lane of the Trans-Canada Highway in joining other First Nations to protest the federal government’s Bill C-45.

The legislation includes changes to the Indian Act that aboriginal people claim may affect the way reserve lands are leased and the way decisions are made involving band territories.

Autumn Eaglespeaker helped organized the march.

“The First Nations people are saying no, that enough is enough, we’ve had a sovereignty treaty with the crown and that is the basis of the beginning of Canada,” Eaglespeaker said.

Elroy Strawberryrain came from the Samson Cree First Nation in Edmonton.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2012/12/16/calgary-morley-protest.html

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