WENDAKE, QC, Nov. 29, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - On the eve of the Paris Summit on climate change and on this day of the 100% Possible March in Ottawa, the Assembly of First Nations Quebec - Labrador (AFNQL) is in support of the actions proposed to deal with the current climate crisis and also supports the groups and individuals who will walk today in Ottawa to demand bolder climate commitments and to build a clean, renewable and equitable future. The AFNQL also wishes to highlight the presence and commitment of Grand Chief Serge Simon from the Mohawk Council of Kahnesatake who will join the March.
In addition to the economic and renewable energy solutions, the AFNQL requests that the UN Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples be implemented and relies on the current federal government to fulfill its promise in this regard. The Declaration provides that indigenous peoples have a voice in the decision-making process and participate equally in the construction of a more equitable and sustainable future.
"We are at the crossroads and immediate solutions exist. Our peoples have been fighting for years to protect the environment while promoting sustainability of our languages, our cultures, and our traditional activities. Every day, the Innu language adapts itself to the constantly changing world. I don't want to invent an innu word for climate change", declared the AFNQL Chief, Mr. Ghislain Picard.
About the AFNQL
The Assembly of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador is the political organization regrouping 43 Chiefs of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador. www.apnql-afnql.com.
SOURCE Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador
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