Idle No More plans blockades, rallies and protests for day of action
There's no telling how much of an impact will be made by protest, rallies and blockades planned by Idle No More.
First Nations groups from across the country are planning what some Chief's call a 'national day of action.'
It's under the guise of the Idle No More protests which organizers intend to be peaceful. However, there are reports that some Chief's are piggy-backing on for their own agenda and are trying to get blockades going.
The day of action itself, will extend from Vancouver Island to Miramachi, New Brunswick and it includes the Greater Toronto Area.
In Toronto, there will be a rally outside the British Consulate at 777 Bay Street. Those attending are being asked to bring their "voices, drums, flags and creative signs related to the treaty relationship between the crown and First Nations people", according to the facebook event page.
Organizers of a rally planned for early Wednesday near the Ambassador Bridge say it won't be a blockade, but a peaceful march that's not part of the Idle No More protest. Delaware Nation Chief Greg Peters says they want to show support for First Nation leadership.
Peters says the group will march along Huron Church Rd. in Windsor toward the Ambassador Bridge, and hold a round dance and speeches at the intersection on Huron Church and College Ave. He says they are expecting at least 500 people for the march.
In Nipigon, Ontario, a blockade of highway 11/17 is planned.
In Montreal, there will be a "teach-in" rally at 4 p.m.
(Files by D. Agar & CP)