Windsor protest planned near Ambassador Bridge not part of Idle No More: chief
First Nations Idle No More protestors march and block the International Bridge between the Canada and U.S. border near Cornwall, Ont., Saturday, Jan. 5 2013. (Fred Chartrand / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Wednesday, January 16, 2013 7:01AM EST
WINDSOR, Ont. -- Organizers of a rally planned for early today near the Ambassador Bridge say it won't be a blockade, but a peaceful march that's not part of the Idle No More protest.
Delaware Nation Chief Greg Peters says they want to show support for First Nation leadership.
Peters says the group will march along Huron Church Rd. in Windsor toward the Ambassador Bridge, and hold a round dance and speeches at the intersection on Huron Church and College Ave.
Peters says the march might slow traffic and cause a little inconvenience for an hour but he says the group doesn't plan any blockades.
Peters says the demonstration is aimed at showing Canadians that First Nations are peaceful and that all they want is their fair share.
Peters says he is expecting at least 500 people for the march and says they will arrive in Windsor as a convoy in an effort not to get in the way of traffic.