THUNDER BAY – Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald stated, following Prime Minister Trudeau’s Press Conference on the blockages of rail lines that:
“Prime Minister Trudeau has abandoned First Nations and our land protectors and has put our lives at risk in his latest statements warning that the onus is now on the Indigenous Leaders to end the blockade. In Ontario, we are now planning on ways to keep all of our people safe, including innocent people who are not involved in civil actions. I encourage all Canadians to stand with us. We know that patience, peace and inclusion are part of the fabric that makes this country great and we must all work together for a peaceful resolve.
I full heartily support the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in their call for the removal of the RCMP from their Traditional Territory in order for a proper Nation to Nation discussion to take place.
“The only path to a peaceful resolution is where the federal government must heed the requests made by the Hereditary Chiefs. #Wet’suwet’en”