Ottawa & District Labour Council supports Asinabka resolution
June 24, 2016
The Ottawa & District Labour Council has pledged support and made a donation in support of an Algonquin vision for the islands and waterfall that make up the sacred site, Asinabka. The resolution passed unanimously on June 15, 2016.
Ottawa and District Labour Council (ODLC) Asinabka Resolution
Algonquin Grandmothers and Elders have organized a walk starting on Victoria Island at 10:00am to Parliament Hill Friday June 17, 2016 (ends at 1:00pm) in support of an Algonquin vision for Asinabka (Chaudière, Albert and Victoria islands and the Chaudière falls) and against the Windmill/Dream mega/condo build;
Many union members in Ottawa support the Truth and Reconciliation commission and its recommendations;
Many union members in Ottawa support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and;
Decisions were made by the Ottawa, Ontario and Federal governments on the land of Chaudière, Albert and Victoria islands and the Chaudière falls, where the governments had no right to make those decisions since the governments had promised that this land would return to the Algonquin people;
Be it therefore Resolved that
- The ODLC endorse the June 17 2016 walk for Asinabka organized by Algonquin Grandmothers and Elders against the Windmill/Dream condo/mega development;
- The ODLC donate $300 to the Algonquin Grandmothers and Elders for the June 17 2016 walk;
- The ODLC encourage members and others to participate in the walk June 17 2016 organized by the Algonquin Grandmothers and Elders.
- The ODLC supports a build on Chaudière, Albert and Victoria islands and the development of Chaudière falls once the majority of the Algonquin community has decided the direction using union labour.
Moved by heather lynn song, COPE 491
Seconded by Sean McKenny, president, ODLC