A Solidarity Rally For Mi'kmaq Fishermen Will Take Over Yonge & Dundas Today
It will condemn the "racist attacks and acts of terrorist violence against Mi'Kmaq people"
Supporters of Mi'kmaq fishermen will floodtoday at a rally planned by No More Silence and Rising Tide Toronto.
The rally will take place at 3:45 p.m. and, so far, about 500 people have RSVP'd as going to the event — with another 2,100 marked as interested.
Organizers hope that the event will be shared far and wide to attract as large a crowd as possible.
Join us in condemning the racist attacks and acts of terrorist violence against Mi'Kmaq people.
No More Silence
Tensions between non-Indigenous commercial fishermen and Mi'kmaq fishermen have been rising.
The non-Indigenous commercial fishermen have contested the 1999 Supreme Court decision that gives Mi'kmaq fishermen the right the fish off-season.
The unrest in Nova Scotia has seen racistagainst the Mi'kmaq people.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has urged Trudeau for help, saying "the Mi'kmaq people desperately need help now."
"From Unist’ot’en to Mi’kma’ki Indigenous nations, sovereignty, and territories are under attack," wrote the organizers.
No More Silence and Rising Tide Toronto are calling upon any drummers or dancers to join the Round Dance.
COVID-19 prevention measures will be in place. Masks are required and hand sanitizer will be readily available, and physical distancing will be strictly observed.