TORONTO – A group of 30-40 Indigenous activists and allies from Black Lives Matter - have occupied the office of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) at 25 St. Clair in Toronto. The group is demanding that the Canadian Government take urgent action in wake of a string of youth suicides in Indigenous nations. The occupation is currently being livestreamed and it can be viewed below. The hashtag used on social media for the event is #GroundZeroINAC.
The group is demanding that Trudeau visit Attawapiskat immediately for more than a photo-op, and that he meet with and support the needs that youth in Attawapiskat have identified.