Red River Echoes
gooshkopeeyitaak ∘ we are awake ∘ nous sommes réveillés
Aug 29, 2021 at 1pm
We held a Renaming Rendezvous to address questions, concerns, and comments from community members in the Wolseley neighbourhood regarding the renaming of the area. This event was led by Red River Echoes, with accountability, transparency, harm reduction, and wahkohtowin as guiding principles for a safe and productive community dialogue.
The goal for the event was to be educational and welcoming, with the aim of helping those gathered be able to advocate for changing the name of the area. This includes addressing certain inevitable issues, for example the renaming of businesses with the name Wolseley. We planned this event to educate and to bring people on board with planning the renaming project, not to discuss its merits. The goals of this event were centered around community education and movement-building.
We'll have an update on how the event went soon! Stay posted!
Who We Are
Red River Echoes is a collective of Métis people who are members of the MMF or who meet the requirements to be eligible for MMF membership, as has been determined by the Métis National Council.
We are young MMF citizens, Local executives, university graduates, students, parents, educators, artists, health care workers, public servants, lawyers in training, and grassroots activists and organizers dedicated to standing with our Indigenous relatives and ensuring democracy in the Métis Nation.
We have concerns and questions about the decisions our government has made in our name. We seek to hold our Métis government accountable to its People.
We do not seek to challenge citizenship requirements, and fully agree with the MMF on protecting our identity from self-indigenization and race-shifting groups.
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