Red Deerians can join thousands of activists across the country this week to protest the federal government’s Omnibus Bill C-45.
On Wednesday at 2 p.m., people are invited to gather at the Buffalo Apartment, 5031 Ross St., for the start of a peaceful rally and march. At 2:30 p.m., the group will march around City Hall and finish at the Native Friendship Society, 4808 51st Ave.
The rally is one of many taking place this week across the country, in relation to the Idle No More movement. The grassroots movement stems from four women, Nina Wilson, Sheelah Mclean, Sylvia McAdam and Jessica Gordon, who believed something must be done about “the colonial, unilateral and paternalistic” legislation being pushed through the Canadian legislature.
The rallies and protests deal specifically with the legislation in Bill C-45, also known as the omnibus bill.
According to the Idle No More website, www.idlenomore.ca, the bill gives the minister of Indian Affairs the power to surrender land reserved, which they feel would allow oil, nuclear and gas companies to tear up land for profit.