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Indigenous and allies occupy INAC offices in Toronto and James Bay


Representatives from the indigenous community and a delegation of allies from the Black Lives Matter Toronto campaign have occupied the Indigenous Affairs office in downtown Toronto.

Members of the public gathered to support the occupation and stage a “die-in” to protest the Indian Act and stand in solidarity with the people of Attawapiskat, who are suffering a public health crisis.

Several members of northern indigenous communities also have occupied the Indigenous Affairs Office in James Bay in solidarity with the movement.

Across social media supporters tweeted out with the hashtag #OccupyINAC to bring attention to the dire situation of indigenous people in the remote north.

A list of needs for the youth of Attawapiskat were posted outside the INAC building in Toronto, calling for a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

People occupying in Toronto said they will remain until they can confirm Trudeau accepts the meeting.

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