In 2008 Stephen Harper aologized to First Nations people for what happened to them in Residential schools. However, the governments of what is known as canada, as a whole, are not living up to the apology. The Federal government of the Canadian nation-state is withholding documents which serve as evidence for the survivor's of these schools in their court cases against the government itself. This is clearly unacceptable.
It is also clear that the current legal, political, and bureaucratic systems intended to give some sense of justice to survivor's and their families' are ineffective. The fact that so many survivors are now elder's should create a sense of urgency for those who want to ensure these survivor's do not continue to be victimized by being denied access to the files being withheld.
This day of national prayer and action is an opportunity for people to honour the victims, survivor's, and their families' by bringing attention to the attempted suppression of Residential School documents by the Federal Government.
#HonourTheApolgy and release the douments!
Fruit and water will be served and the march route will be announced by Tuesday, however, the march will be very short in duration (12:150-12:40) to accomodate those who want to join on their lunch hour.
200 Brady St
Sudbury, ON P3E 5K3
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