Local Indigenous people rallied together in Olympic Plaza Monday afternoon to protest bills being passed by the Federal Government that change Indigenous rights and treaties. The protest calls the new bills Whitepaper 2.0, referring to PM Pierre Trudeau's attempt at changing the status of Indigenous persons with the Whitepaper proposal of 1969.
I was on my lunch break for the May 27th rally, so I only had time to catch the protesters leaving Olympic Plaza, marching to the Harry Hayes Building. Indigenous people across the country have vowed to protest through the summer if necessary.
- Chiefs, activists vow to fight what they call Trudeau's 'White Paper 2.0' plan - CBC News, May 1, 2019.
- TRUDEAU ANNOUNCES WHITE PAPER 2.0 - Action Blog, February 15, 2018.
- The white paper 2.0 needs to be stopped say Indigenous leaders - APTN National News, May 27, 2019.
- WHITE PAPER 2.0 #THE RESISTANCECAMPAIGN WEBINAR - Idle No More.
- #WHITEPAPER2019 - Twitter
- #TheResistanceCampaign - Twitter
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- OVERVIEW OF A RECOGNITION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF INDIGENOUS RIGHTS FRAMEWORK - APTN National News
- What You Need to Know About Trudeau's Federal Legislative Agenda - Pam Palmater YouTube video