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Six Nations Parents Bus to Toronto to Protest Lack of Books, Supplies and More in Schools

October 10, 2012

Two hundred protestors – Six Nations parents and allies – will be outside Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada on Thursday morning demanding all funding and school supplies be delivered to schools at the First Nations community. Schools in some First Nations communities like
Six Nations receive books, and supplies from the federal government’s Aboriginal Affairs department because of treaty agreements. Despite the academic year starting in September, many schools still do not have all necessary supplies and are facing a more general funding crisis. Some Six Nations schools report supply teachers not receiving wages, a lack of proper buses, and photocopiers under threat of repossession.

WHAT: Three buses filled with Six Nations kids and parents welcomed by crowd of supporting protestors. Speeches by members of Six Nations.

WHEN: 12pm, Thursday October 11th.

WHERE: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
25 St.Clair Ave. East, Toronto.

WHO: Six Nations parents of affected children, union representatives, students, teachers.

VISUALS: Signs held by kids, Giant Two Row Wampum banners and flags, Union flags

For more information contact:
Laura Lepper
Media Liaison
Phone: 416-888-9704

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