TATAMAGOUCHE - An information session is planned for Sunday in Tatamagouche regarding the "negative impacts on First Nations and on all Canadians," surrounding Bill C-45.
The session, which will include a short video, is being hosted by the North Shore Chapter of the Council of Canadians. The presentation will be made by Trudy Watts, a non-aboriginal person, who has been involved in aboriginal rights for a number of years.
Watts will also provide an update on Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence, who is on the 24th day of a hunger strike with the demand that she and other First Nations leaders meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow visited Chief Spence on Dec. 23 and called on Harper "to put politics aside at this time of year when people of all faiths are connecting with what is meaningful to them, and human to human, either meet with Chief Spence or set up a time to meet with her. If not, her death will be on his conscience."
To date, Harper has ignored Spence's request. The Idle No More movement is calling for non-aboriginal solidarity.
The information and discussion session is to begin at 4 p.m. at Fables on Main Street.