Protestors ‘feel abandoned’ by leadership in Marten Falls

By Austin Campbell Local Journalism Initiative Reporter  31/05/2024 09:59 Some members of this regional, fly-in First Nation are demanding change. A group of Marten Falls First Nations members have staged a peaceful protest outside of their Band Office by setting up an encampment, posting signs, and nailing a board across the Band Office door. The focus of the protest, as noted by organizer Patricia Achneepineskum, is to instigate a discussion about jobs in the community, an alleged lack of leadership presence – particularly at the Band Office – and the supposed neglect of Marten Falls’ youth centre. “We started because we felt like we weren’t being recognized – what was happening in our community. We felt abandoned by our own leadership and we had a lot of questions and concerns…

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