INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE-Anti Kkknada Day
NDIGENOUS DAY OF ACTION AND RESISTANCE
INDIGENOUS ANTI-CANADA DAY
On July 1st 2007, over 200 Indigenous women, children, Elders and men
(and non-native supporters) took the streets and the train tracks on a
march and blockade to mark their resistance to Canada as an oppressive
force against their people. The march began at Grandview Park and
proceeded down Commercial Drive to Venables Street where the CN rail
lines were occupied and blocked for over an hour.
During the blockade a Canadian flag was burned on the tracks by an
Indigenous person, and several other Canadian souvenir flags that had
been painted with the words “No Justice on Stolen Native Land” were
burned by about 40 Indigenous people at the action.
The group stayed strong throughout the blockade in a show of force to
let the Canadian government know that Indigenous people will not take
state oppression any longer.
The march returned to Grandview park, again blocking traffic on the
roads and intersections. The police presence was small, consisting of
mostly bicycle units, and efforts to direct traffic were non-existent
for at least an hour.
Actions of this nature will continue to happen, not only at every
Anti-Canada Day but also at other events in the true spirit of
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