NDP Aboriginal Affairs Critic Jean Crowder issued the following statement today in response to the altercations between police and protestors from the Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick.
New Democrats are very concerned about the escalating situation involving the Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick. We are monitoring the situation closely.
We join the Assembly of First Nations in calling for calm on all sides. The safety and security of all parties is our number one concern at this time.
This situation underlines the importance of peaceful and respectful dialogue between governments and Indigenous peoples.