Speakers at the conference include people who’ve been involved in fighting privatization across Canada and in other countries.
“We are facing a crisis when it comes to how Indigenous peoples in this country are treated and nowhere is this more evident than the way the federal Government is racially discriminating against indigenous children.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“We need more than just words to show that the government respects our Charter and provides equal opportunity for economic and social justice for everyone. We need a government that looks for every opportunity to make fairness and equality central to its business." Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
“As Aboriginal people, we absolutely need and deserve culturally appropriate and adequately funded Aboriginal child, youth and family services.” — Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs