Manitoba First Nations urge the Prime Minister to address underlying issues that have led to the current crisis situation with First Nations
February 26, 2020
Treaty One Territory, Manitoba
Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) and Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) continue to offer their support to the Wet’suwet’en Nation, the Mohawks of Tyendinega, the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake, and stand in solidarity with all organizers and allies involved in the many political actions taking place across the country in support of First Nations rights and in protection of Mother Earth.
AMC Grand Chief Arlen Dumas says, “the First Nations of Manitoba strongly urge Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to meet with the Hereditary Chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en Nation in order to peacefully resolve the immediate crisis and work toward long-term solutions to colonial and historic injustices committed against all First Nations in the name of resource extraction and corporate greed. These constitutional, legal, and moral issues will not go away until Canada makes courageous and profound efforts to follow Supreme Court Decisions on First Nations title and rights.”