Indigenous Community in Greater Niagara Joins Call On U.S. To End Current Policies Of Detaining, Separating Migrants

A Statement from the Fort Erie Native Friendship Center

Posted June 29th, 2018 on Niagara At Large

No One Is Illegal – Niagara

Indigenous families in what is currently known as North, South and Central America have experienced separation and violence by the settler states.

Given this shared experience, the Fort Erie Native Friendship Center (FENFC) joins with those standing up on June 30th and adds its voice to demands that the U.S. government must immediately end their current policies of detaining migrants, reunite families and abolish ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency).

Canada must condemn the U.S. policies in the strongest possible terms and honestly recon with its own history of separating indigenous and migrant families.

The FENFC is prepared to join with the work of brining reconciliation and intercultural training to assist everyone in recognizing their role in the separation of indigenous families.

  • Allan Jamieson, President of the Fort Erie Native Friendship Center.

For information on marches and rallies scheduled this June 29th and 30th to protest detention of migrants and separation of families by Trump administration, click onhttps://niagaraatlarge.com/2018/06/28/niagara-citizens-join-calls-across-north-america-to-end-family-separation-and-all-immigration-detention-in-us-and-Canada/ .

For a rally planned in Buffalo, New York this June 30th,  click on – https://niagaraatlarge.com/2018/06/28/join-a-families-belong-together-rally-march-in-buffalo-new-york-saturday-june-30th/ .

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