The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations visited the Justice for Our Stolen Children Camp Thursday.
FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron said he shows his support for the camp, as several different issues need to be addressed.
“It’s about finding the equal justice, addressing racism that’s obviously existent in the justice system and the provincial social services system. The child welfare system is also failing. This is our focus point.”
Cameron said that’s especially true within First Nations children and the welfare system.
“We have many qualified, enabled and ready families within our First Nations that will do justice for our children by caring for them, nurturing them, showing them the tools and skills through language and culture. Instilling self-pride and instilling confidence in our children.”
Responding to Justice Minister Don Morgan about taking down the tipis prior to the meeting to show good faith, Cameron said that’s his opinion, but it’s up to the protestors at the camp to decide when and if the tipis will come down.