I am a visitor in Lkwungen WSANEC Territories.

[NOTE: see below our post for info: regarding:

“The Protectors of Grace Islet are asking concerned Victoria area residents to join them in sending a loud and clear message to Government at the first day of the fall sitting.

Please join us for a Rally at the Provincial Legislature at 501 Bellville St. Victoria Inner Harbour

starting at 12:00pm on Monday, October 6.”…continued below our post]

You keep asking what to do do help, please help us rally in support of Social Housing Now when Christi Clark comes back to work, for us!

MONDAY at 12.45, the Committee to End Homelessness will be protesting outside the BC Legislature when Premier Christy Clark greets the arrival of the BC Lt. Governor prior to the opening of the legislature.

We will be protesting the Government”s inaction on homelessness.  BC is one of only two provinces with no  social housing plan.  There remain  more than 100,000 people in BC in housing crisis, 10,000 of them with no homes at all.

In Victoria, last Feb.14, in 2 degree weather, emergency shelters turned away eleven children and their families, into the street.  This is  unacceptable.  .

For information: 250 480 4854 or alisonacker@shaw.ca.

Even though she seems more interested in Gas, Oil, Mining and Private schools than the actual people who live now whom have laboured for Industry for what?  To be abandoned in the end by a heartless government?

Everyone deserves a home and besides, its cheaper than poverty pimping industry right?  We know this by now.  Social Housing and affordable housing helps prevent the embarrassing and horrible fact that 11 children were turned away from shelters this last year in one day!  In Victoria.  Shame.

We are the leaders we have been waiting for, look forward to seeing any of you who can make it.

in solidarity

CTEHV

Here are photo’s of our placards, we also have four new banners we are going to unveil, Raging Grannie Alison Acker made them with love and passion!

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I think you get the picture.

We will also be sharing the Legislature rally space with our brothers and sisters:

The Protectors of Grace Islet are asking concerned Victoria area residents to join them in sending a loud and clear message to Government at the first day of the fall sitting.

Please join us for a Rally at the Provincial Legislature at 501 Bellville St. Victoria Inner Harbour

starting at 12:00pm on Monday, October 6.

Together with Chiefs, Indigenous Leaders and Elders, and concerned citizens we’ll be sending yet another clear statement to Government and British Colombians, to bring a swift, just and fair resolution to this issue, and to protect the Grace Islet Cemetery.

For more info on the dispute see the Grace Islet page.https://www.facebook.com/graceislet

The only people on the wrong side of history are Christy Clark, Steve Thomson, and the BC Liberals. Let’s send a loud message to government that they need to do the right thing and rescind the permits. You don’t build on a cemetery.

We’re fed up with the provincial government’s disrespect and miss-handling of Grace Islet, and are determined to rally in support of the local Chiefs’ demands for an immediate Stop Work order. We’re repeating the call for Minister Thomson to reverse his decision allowing residential construction on a First Nations cemetery, and to designate Grace Islet a heritage site NOW.

We need your help to get the word out!!! Please contact friends and supporters on Vancouver Island and invite them to join in. Let’s make a BIG statement to government that First Nations issues and showing basic respect for people’s final resting places are important issues, and Grace Islet deserves protection.

Specifically, why was a permit ever given to property title ‘owner’ Barry Slawsky to build on an ancient burial ground contrary to principles of respect for First Nations and concerns for heritage site preservation? Why was it renewed in 2013 after he bulldozed the centre of the Islet, with no archaeologist or First Nations present, contrary to the conditions of the permit? Why are the changes in his site plan and design considered “discrepancies’ when in fact they are violation of the law?

Please make signs to bring if you can, such as “Discrepancies are Violations – Revoke the Permit, Minister Thomson” : “STOP Work – STOP Desecration” : “BC Permitting Cultural Genocide” : “Rest in Peace- Only for some?” : “Respect Grace Islet Cemetery” : “Respect the Heritage Conservation Act” : “ALL local levels of Government oppose this development” : “Respect First Nations Cultural Beliefs” : “Protect the Grace Islet burial ground”

For more info see the Grace Islet page. https://www.facebook.com/graceislet

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