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Kahnawake students walk out to protest Montreal sewage dump

The students of the Kahnawake Survival School walked out of class to protest the City of Montreal’s dumping of 8 billion litres of untreated sewage into the St. Lawrence River. The school’s Student Council held a meeting on Wednesday and decided that they would walk out of class and walk down Route 132 to the foot of the Mercier Bridge where a smaller group of protestors have been demonstrating against the city’s plan for weeks.

“We are asking for parent and community support for the students in their bid to be heard for the future of environmental issues facing our people,” KSS Vice Principal Kanentokon Hemlock said prior to the walkout. “They are aware that it may be too late to stop this particular issue, but have their hearts set on wanting to be heard, as it is their future. We will be looking at a proactive approach into the future for students to continue to learn and be aware of environmental issues.”

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