Solidarity Rally and Round Dance for Beaver Lake Cree Nation in Amiskwaciwâskahikan, Treaty 6 territory.
The Beaver Lake Cree Nation is going to court to compel Canada and Alberta to honour their treaty obligations to the Beaver Lake Cree and — by extension — all Nations across the country. This means taking on the toxic tar sands and rampant industrial development that takes up more than half of the territory of the Beaver Lake Cree. It means forging a new framework that evaluates new projects according to cumulative impacts on the water, forests, and animals that Indigenous Peoples were promised would be there 'as long as the sun shines, the grass grows and the rivers flow'.
The previous PC government stacked the deck against working Albertans. 30 years of unfairness is enough! As the first progressive government in Alberta since the 1920s, the NDP has an opportunity to unstack the deck and level the playing field by giving Albertans an Employment Standards Code with real teeth and a Labour Relations Code that allows people to exercise their constitutional right to join unions and bargain collectively. Authorized by the Alberta Federation of Labour.