In April 2010, the Minister of Indian Affairs imposed a foreign system of governance (Indian Act electoral system) on the Algonquin First Nation of Barriere Lake to avoid honouring the signed agreements and recognizing legitimate leadership.
At 10 am, on Tuesday, Jan. 24 as the Crown and First Nations leaderships gathered at the old Ottawa City Hall, come out to join Barriere Lake Algonquins at a rally in front of the meeting place to show your solidarity and demand CANADIAN government:
REVOKE SECTION 74 OF INDIAN ACT!
RECOGNIZE BARRIERE LAKE’s CUSTOMARY CHIEF AND COUNCIL!
RESPECT BARRIERE LAKE’S SOVEREIGNTY AND SELF-DETERMINATION!
Old City Hall, 111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, unceded Algonquin Territory.
Map & Directions:http://www.csps-efpc.gc.ca/cus/och-eng.asp
Bring creative signs and banners!
Harper has nothing to teach us about democracy!
For more detailed information:
For a good background video on Section 74 and the Barriere Lake struggle, see this short 4-minute film: