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Naomi and I begin our 24 hour fast at noon today to support children in Manitoba

 Today at noon, Naomi and I will begin a 24 hour fast to support the children of Manitoba, specifically the children who have been or who are now in the care of child and family services.  We will be in the Tipi closest to the Legislature.  Hundreds of millions of dollars were taken by the provincial government from the Children's Special Allowances which were meant for these children.   In some cases this was taking away money put in trust for these children when they aged out of care so that they would have opportunities like going to post-secondary education.   This was wrong.  And now the Pallister government has legislation before the Manitoba Legislature which would prevent any legal action to return this money to these children. I believe the money should be returned to these children and I am supporting a protest organized by the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, and specifically by Cora Morgan and the Office of the First Nations Family Advocate.  This protest is in the form of a month long fast - in which many individuals, like myself, each participate in a 24 hour fast leading up to November 5, when the bill is likely to have final consideration in the Legislature.  If you are concerned about what is happening, you can email the Premier to say you object to what he is doing or you can sign up to make a presentation to Bill 2 when it comes to committee.  You can do this by calling 204-945-3636. 

If you want to know more on this story you can visit my earlier post by clicking on this link.  


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