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Aboriginal protests come to Calgary

Social media campaign “Idle No More” continues to pick up steam as Canada’s Aboriginal peoples come together in protest against the Harper Conservatives.

In Calgary, they demonstrated at the Siksika First Nation office along 16th Avenue on Friday with another event planned for Saturday afternoon in the downtown core.

Natives are banding together to protest what they’re calling an attack against their heritage as a result of the Tories massive Omnibus budget bill.

More than a thousand converged on Parliament Hill Friday in a show of solidarity and more protests are showing no signs of slowing down.

In a demonstration earlier Saturday, a group closed a pair of highways in northern Ontario in what the Ontario Provincial Police are calling a peaceful protest.

They have also been urging Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor General David Johnston to meet with Theresa Spence, the Chief of northern Ontario’s troubled Attawapiskat First Nation, who is on a hunger strike.