The second edition of the’Every Child Matters’ walk will be taking place in downtown Niagara Falls on September 30. The goal of this initiative is to unite US and Canadian communities in remembering and understanding the abuse faced by generations of Indigenous children at residential schools. The first edition of the initiative was held by the corporation last year.
The public was informed last week that the second edition of the ” Every Child Matter” walk will take place in downtown Niagara Falls. The goal of this initiative is to unite the U.S. and Canadian communities in remembering and understanding the abuse faced by generations of Indigenous children at residential schools.
The corporation is owned and tribally chartered by the Seneca Nation of Indians. It operates the Nation’s Class III casino gaming properties in Western New York, as well as the Allegany Resort & Casino. Its operations have brought a lot of economic value to the region.
Remembering the people who were killed
The ” Every Child Matters” walk will be held on September 30, 2022, in downtown Niagara Falls. Hundreds of walkers wearing orange t-shirts joined in on the walk last year as the corporation held its first edition of the initiative. After the remains of more than 1,000 victims were found in Canadian residential schools, they made a notable and powerful statement of support.
Kevin Nephew said that no child should ever have to face hate or anger because of who they are, where they came from or what they look like. Last year’s walk gave a real sense of community and a powerful message that the people stand with the Indigenous communities, he said.
The rally will take place in front of the fourth street entrance to the casino. The opening remarks will acknowledge any Indian residential school survivors present. At 6:30 p.m., walkers will pause for a moment of silence at Prospect Point on the one-mile walk route.
The chairwoman of the gaming company will be speaking at the event. She said that the Native communities have been scarred by the tragedies of the residential school era for generations. She stated that survivors of these atrocities deserve healing and community support.
The gaming compact situation has arisen
The 20th year of operations for the Seneca Nation of Indians in New York State was celebrated last month. The leaders of the Seneca Nation of Indians gathered at the casino to celebrate the occasion. The current contract is about to expire and there is a possibility of a new one with the state.
Matthew Pagels was the President of the Nation back then and he wanted to see a new gaming compact signed with the state. He refused to admit that the taxation rate is too high, despite the fact that the gaming scenery in the state has changed a lot. He said that the process is a negotiation and that speculations are not appropriate.
A walk to honor victims and survivors of Indigenous residential schools is being planned bySeneca Gaming Corp.