An Indigenous Man Just Cut His Braids In A Tense Protest Of Calgary’s New Road (VIDEO)
"Today is not a good day."
Many Alberta politicians gathered on Thursday, October 1 to celebrate the launch of a portion of Calgary's southwest ring road.
During the press conference, an
"The ring road is built on my family's land," he said.
At around the 25:00 mark of the CBC News stream you can hear his remarks about the road opening.
"Today is not a good day," he said.
He proceeded to read a letter written by his mother. The letter outlines thein relation to the land where the ring road was built.
"Imagineand history being removed all in the name of progress," the 26-year-old said.
He finished off his remarks by proceeding to cut his braids and lay them on the road. "With this, I leave a piece of me with the road," he said.