by Wendy Turpin
National Chief Phil Fontaine has called for another day of action to be held May 29th, 2008. You can read the notice here. Phil Fontaine is a peaceful man and is calling for a peaceful protest by all Canadians in solidarity with First Nations people to draw attention to First Nation issues surrounding poverty and the future of First Nations Children. Mr. Fontaine does an excellent job of outlining the poverty issue amongst First Nations people in the following clip which is filled with insights into how to pray into the heart of this issue:
Also in First Nations news is the apology to be issued by the Canadian government for Canada’s attempt to assimilate First Nations children through the residential school program. We’ve been blogging about that recently and if you’re not up to date, you can read them here. The government has recently announced that the apology will be given on June 11th, 2008. Watch Mr. Fontaine’s interview on the CBC about his thoughts on the apology, the day of protest and potential protests at the 2010 Olympics which also gives plenty of insight into how to pray into all these situations:
Our biggest concern for prayer is that the National Day of Action will be a peaceful event for all involved across Canada and that the militants will be held at bay. If you’d like more information about the day of action, you can go to the AFN Website. Thanks for praying!