Standing with First Nations Youth: A Protest in Solidarity

The Canadian federal government has appealed a ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, that ordered them to pay reparations to First Nations children and their families who were separated by the child-welfare system. In response, on Oct. 19, Students’ Society of McGill University Indigenous Affairs Commissioner Tomas Jirousek and the Indigenous Student Alliance organized a protest in solidarity with the victims, calling on the government to improve on reconciliation.

“We don’t know when that next campaign will come, we don’t know how quickly we’ll need to mobilize and we don’t know which way we’ll need to call for allies. But I just hope that our non-Indigenous friends, again, are ready to listen to that call and ready to act and stand with us.” – Tomas Jirousek

Video by Aidan Martin and Sarah Ford

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