The Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation is seeking equal space in the 100 Wellington St. building, which was to hold three national indigenous organizations (Assembly of First Nations, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the Métis National Council). Given that we live and work on unceded Algonquin territory, we visited the site of the protest being carried out by Algonquin Grand Chief Verna Polson. We sat with her, and listened to her, and asked if we could do anything to support her efforts. She told us that having people speak out in support of her cause would be helpful. (read a related media report here)
We recognize that we live and do our work on unceded Algonquin territory. In the spirit of solidarity, and reconcili-action, the Healthy Transportation Coalition seeks to join with Algonquin people and to support them in achieving their priorities.
Residents of Ottawa are urged to voice their support for equal space for The Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation in the 100 Wellington St. building. Please write to the Prime Minister and Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations to voice your support in the link below: