Aboriginal day of action

On May 29th, Aboriginal people across Canada will hold the second National Aboriginal Day of in Action. The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) calls upon people in Canada to stand together to call on the federal government to ensure First National people are no longer living in poverty, that First Nations children are given equal opportunities as other Canadian children, and that the federal government "set aside the colonial Indian Act and dismantle the Department of Indian Affairs in favour of a new approach that provides First Nations with the right and responsibility to make the decisions that affect their lives." Read more about the demands and the National Day of Action on the AFN site (Link removed - No longer exists) and in an editorial in the Toronto Star, ""Protest message should be heard."