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Idle No More continues in Saskatoon
Hundreds gathered at an Idle No More demonstration in Saskatoon on Saturday
Published Saturday, January 5, 2013 3:56PM CST
Last Updated Saturday, January 5, 2013 5:00PM CST
The Idle No More movement continued in Saskatoon Saturday afternoon with a rally at the White Buffalo Youth Lodge.
Several hundred people gathered to raise awareness to federal policies they said violate treaty rights. The movement began as a protest to bill C-45, which alters resource policies and land use.
Sunday’s rally came only one day after the Prime Minister agreed to meet with First Nations leaders on January 11.
Perry Bellgarde, chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, said the meeting is a good start.
“The meeting is happening Friday with the Prime Minister, but that’s a one-time meeting, it’s not the be all end all. There has to be an ongoing process for treating implementation,” Bellegarde said.