AFN and FHFN pro-Olympic 'Photo Opportunity' Disrupted by Native 2010
February 18, 2008
On February 18, 2008, members of the Native 2010 Resistance disrupted an
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and Four Host First Nations (FHFN) photo op
at the Sutton Hotel, located on Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver).
Indigenous women From the Native 2010 Resistance poured bags of apples onto
the podium where National Chief Phil Fontaine was announcing "First Nations
participation and volunteer opportunities with the 2010 Olympics". Like
apples, Phil Fontaine and the Four Host First Nations sell-out chiefs are
red skinned but white on the inside, bargaining off Indigenous lands for
profit. Fontaine tried to keep his composure, his podium filled with apples
as Native women yelled in front of his face "No Olympics on Stolen Native
Land!" and told the small crowd "You should all be ashamed of yourselves for
contributing to the rape and destruction of Mother Earth!."
Indigenous resistance against the games has been snowballing as more are