The protesters at the Justice For Our Stolen Children camp have the backing of a prominent organization.
The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations was at the Saskatchewan Legislature grounds, to show support for the camp protesters.
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Among those in attendance was Chief of the FSIN, Bobby Cameron.
“We’re here to support and stand behind the good people of this camp,” he stated. “We, as First Nations people, we will go the distance politically and legally to ensure that our First Nations children are protected and that have the best opportunities in life to succeed.”
Cameron noted one of their priorities was not just to show their solidarity with the protesters, but to also show their advocacy and support for Indigenous children.
“Our biggest investment are our First Nations children. In the grand scheme of things, the bigger picture, is to ensure our First Nations children are to be loved, secure and feel comfortable.”
One of the main aims of the camp was to obtain a meeting between the protesters and members of the provincial government. That’s something that may have some legs now, as Cameron acknowledged there has been preliminary dialogue with the government.
“There is a meeting in the works,” he said. “Of course, I’ll run by these good folks about how and when this will happen. It’s just a matter of when and where.”
Justice Minister Don Morgan and Premier Scott Moe have committed a meeting. According to the chief, they’ve been advocating for meetings with Moe for a while, but haven’t been able to make contact with him. However, he did not Morgan has returned calls and messages.