First Nations protests over Canadian Bill C-45

Articles can be found herehere, and here, among other places.

A snippet of one of the articles here:

Approximately 200 people braved the cold to attend a Bill C-45 Prayer Gathering in front of the Saskatchewan Legislature on Sunday. The event was part of a growing opposition from First Nations communities against the second federal omnibus budget implementation bill.

The far-reaching bill includes changes to the Indian Act, the Navigable Waters Protection Act and the Fisheries Act, among others.

According to many First Nations groups these changes will have a drastic and negative affect on their communities and were proposed without proper consultation.

“We hope that Canadian society and the Saskatchewan public will stand with us and not let this happen,” said Chief Barry Kennedy of Carry the Kettle First Nation.

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