The Council of Canadians believes in peaceful protest and non-violent civil disobedience. We do not damage property or engage in any form of aggressive behaviour toward police and other security personnel. We do not condone violence against persons or property in our organization or our movement. We believe that our message of peace and justice is not served by images of violence and destruction, and that in the common struggle to build a better world our methods must be consistent with our goals.
Grand Chief Verna Polson of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation Council set up camp in a wigwam across from Parliament Hill on June 19, 2019, two days before National Indigenous Peoples Day.