Trudeau and First Nations National #Chief Bellegarde to march in Pride Parade Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde will be participating in the Toronto Pride Parade on Sunday along with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Trudeau made history last year when he became the first sitting Prime Minister to take part in a Pride parade. He also marched in Vancouver’s Pride festival later that summer.However Sunday’s event will mark a first appearance at the Toronto Pride parade for Bellegarde. © Provided by thecanadianpress.com OTTAWA – Preparations are underway to move an #indigenous demonstration teepee right onto Parliament Hill after a man was arrested for assaulting at least one of the activists Thursday.
The Bawaating Water Protectors from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., arrived Wednesday night on Parliament Hill with plans to erect a teepee and engage in four days of ceremonies they’re calling a "reoccupation" to draw attention to the history of indigenous people in Canada during 150th birthday celebrations this weekend.
"We’re here to make people aware of the genocide that went on, the assimilations that went on," said organizer Brendon Nahwegezhiche.
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"That is a part of the history and that is the truth of Canada, unfortunately."
Originally the group clashed with police, who arrested nine people and told the group they couldn’t set up the teepee.
However within a few hours all nine were released without charges and the teepee was set up on a slope near the eastern entrance to the Hill.
It wasn’t where the group wanted it to be but was an initial compromise, with the […]
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