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Ontario Supports the Release of KI Leaders

For Immediate Release
May 23, 2008
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Ontario Supports the Release of KI Leaders
The Ontario government is pleased to report that the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug leadership will be released from jail today pending the appeal of their sentence of six months incarceration.

Today’s Court decision is a positive resolution, and reflects the combined efforts of all parties involved. It respects the rule of law and allows good faith negotiations to prevail.

by NationTalk on May 25, 2008867 Views

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Questions Premier McGuinty over Outdated Mining Law and Jailed First Nations’ Leaders

TORONTO, May 23 – Robert F. Kennedy Jr. sent Ontario Premier McGuinty a tersely worded letter in which he asks that the Premier reform Ontario’s outdated mining rules and do whatever possible to halt ongoing drilling on traditional lands of jailed First Nations’ leaders. Mr. Kennedy states that, “It is appalling that this could happen to Aboriginal leaders in Ontario who are standing up for their people and their traditional lands in the face of antiquated and unjust mining laws.” His letter elevates the high profile controversy over the need for mining reform to an international level.

by NationTalk on May 23, 20081237 Views

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Sapers Report Endangers Prison Staff: Union

MONTREAL, May 22 – Canada’s correctional investigator, Howard Sapers, yesterday endangered frontline prison workers by publishing a highly unorthodox and speculative report that raised unsubstantiated allegations of staff racism in the suicide of an aboriginal inmate at Warkworth Institution in 2006.

The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN) fears the report, released the day after a total tobacco ban was implemented in federal medium-security penitentiaries, will add to already high tensions at Warkworth and other institutions.

by NationTalk on May 23, 20081013 Views

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Media Advisory: Government of Canada

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA–(May 22, 2008) – Please be advised the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians will join the Honourable Minister Vic Toews and other dignitaries to celebrate partnerships leading to the Indigenous Police Preparation Program at the University of Winnipeg.

When: Friday, May 23, 2008 9 a.m.
Where: Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall, 3rd Floor Centennial The University of Winnipeg 515 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba

For more information, please contact

Office of the Honourable Chuck Strahl
Josee Bellemare
819-997-0002

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INAC
Media Relations Line
819-953-1160

by NationTalk on May 23, 2008876 Views

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Governor General Awards Chief of Police

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Chief of Police Paul Russell Trivett will be awarded the Order of Merit of the Police Forces today held at an investiture at Rideau Hall.

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will preside at the investiture of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces on Thursday, May 22, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., at Rideau Hall.

by NationTalk on May 23, 2008947 Views

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Youth Criminal Justice Act Review 2008

2008-05-22

In October 2007, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announced a review of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) would be conducted in 2008.

Based on five years of experience with the YCJA, the purpose of the review is to identify areas of concern.

by NationTalk on May 23, 20081053 Views

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Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Accepted as Member of the Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario

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Thunder Bay, ON

The Nishnawbe-Aski Police is pleased to announce that it is now a member of the Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario.

On January 28, 2008 the Nishnawbe-Aski- Police Service applied for level ll status membership with the Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario. The Governing Body of the Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario unanimously passed the request on April 22, 2008.

by NationTalk on May 22, 20081489 Views

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Platinex Commences Lawsuit Against Ontario Government

TORONTO, May 22 – Platinex Inc. (TSX Venture: PTX) today announced that it had commenced a lawsuit against the Government of Ontario claiming $50 million of general damages, $20 million of special damages, plus interest and costs. The lawsuit arises out of its mining claims in the Big Trout Lake area. Platinex has been unable to gain access to its mining claims because of actions by Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (“KI”).

by NationTalk on May 22, 20081198 Views

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Report on the circumstances surrounding The Death of a Federal Inmate – A Failure to Respond

Howard Sapers
Correctional Investigator of Canada
May 21, 2008

The name of the deceased has been removed from this Report out of respect for the family and in consideration of Privacy legislation.

1. INTRODUCTION
1. The subject was a 52-year-old First Nations offender who, at the time of his death, was housed on the Pathways Aboriginal Program Unit at a medium-security federal institution. In the early hours of Tuesday, October 3, 2006, the subject self-inflicted a wound to his left arm which resulted in the laceration of his brachial artery. At 0237 hours, he pressed his cell emergency button which prompted the Correctional Officer on duty on the Unit to attend his cell and to call for additional staff assistance. By the time paramedics arrived, at approximately 0310 hours – 33 minutes after he pressed his cell emergency button – they found the subject alone, unconscious on the floor of his cell, with evidence of blood soaked into the mattress and not breathing. The paramedics initiated Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). They attempted to revive him with the use of defibrillator equipment, and continued to attempt to revive the subject while he was being transported, in leg irons, to an outside hospital. He was declared dead at 0413 hours.

by NationTalk on May 22, 20081115 Views

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“A Failure to Respond” – Correctional Investigator of Canada Releases Report On the Death of a Federal Inmate

For Immediate Release

OTTAWA, May 21, 2008 – A report into the October 2006 death of an inmate has found Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) staff failed to respond adequately to a medical emergency, allegations of discrimination toward a First Nation offender who died, inaccurate communications about the incident, and excessive delays in the investigative process.

by NationTalk on May 22, 2008931 Views

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The National Association of Friendship Centres Reacts to the Correctional Investigator of Canada’s Report “A Failure to Respond”

For Immediate Release

OTTAWA, ON, May 21, 2008 – The National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) is disturbed by the outcomes of an in-depth investigation into the death of a First Nations man while in the care of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC). Today, the Correctional Investigator of Canada, Mr. Howard Sapers, released an unflattering report that illustrates the failure of CSC employees to adequately respond to a medical emergency which ultimately resulted in death.

by NationTalk on May 22, 2008909 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief supports OCI Investigator Findings

OTTAWA, May 21 – The AFN is deeply disturbed by the findings of the Correctional Investigator, Howard Sapers, in his report released today regarding the October 2006 death of a First Nations inmate.

We fully support the key recommendations and call on the federal government to work with us to take immediate steps to implement them and to review progress on implementation of his October 2006 report. The AFN also calls on Mr. Sapers to determine answers to the following questions:

by NationTalk on May 22, 2008971 Views

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Common Experience Payment Statistiques – May 12, 2008

On September 19, 2007 the Government of Canada began receiving applications for the Common Experience Payment (CEP) which is one element of the court-supervised Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

Upon application and verification, eligible former students will receive $10,000 for the first year of residence, plus $3,000 for each school year (or part of a school year) after that.

Statistiques – May 12, 2008

Total number of applications received: : 92,415
Total number of applications currently in process: 5,189
Total number of applications requiring further information to complete processing: 5,092
Total number of applications processed: 82,134
– Number of payments issued: 64,422
– Number of applications not eligible for payment: 17,712

by NationTalk on May 18, 2008997 Views

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Jailed Algonquin Leader Begins Hunger Strike

Ardoch Algonquin First Nation
May 15, 2008 – For Immediate Release

On February 15, 2008 Ardoch Algonquin First Nation (AAFN) Spokesperson Robert Lovelace was sentenced in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Kingston to 6 months in maximum security, plus crippling fines, for peacefully protesting uranium mining in the Ardoch homeland. Chief Paula Sherman was fined $15,000 and given until today to pay the fine, failing which she will be jailed.

by NationTalk on May 18, 2008992 Views

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Media advisory – Rally to be held at Queen’s Park in support of Bob Lovelace and KI Six

TORONTO, May 15 – 2008

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WHAT: Indigenous communities (KI, Ardoch Algonquins and Grassy Narrows) joined by a broad network of student, religious, social justice, union, and environmental groups will be calling on Premier McGuinty to respect the right of First Nation communities to say NO to mining and forestry on their lands. This rally represents an unprecedented coming together of natives and non-natives around economic exploitation and environmental destruction of First Nation traditional territories.

by NationTalk on May 16, 20081047 Views

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Pelletier Inquest

News Release – May 15, 2008

An inquest into the death of Delbert Kenneth Pelletier will be held June 2 to 6, 2008, at 8:30 a.m. at the Bingo Hall on the Muskowekwan First Nation.

Mr. Pelletier, aged 44 years, died November 13, 2006, on the Muskowekwan First Nation.

by NationTalk on May 15, 20081135 Views

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Starblanket Inquest

News Release – May 15, 2008

An inquest into the death of Tyrone Starblanket will be held June 9 and 10, 2008, at 10 a.m. at the Prince Albert Queen’s Bench Courthouse, 1800 Central Avenue.

Mr. Starblanket, aged 20 years, died March 12, 2007, at Victoria Hospital, Prince Albert.

by NationTalk on May 15, 2008934 Views

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Minister Strahl Announces Date Set For Indian Residential School Apology

Ottawa (May 15, 2008) – The following statement was released today by the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, concerning the Federal Government’s apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools:

by NationTalk on May 15, 20081585 Views

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Jailed Algonquin Leader Begins Hunger Strike – Second Algonquin Chief Going to Jail

For Immediate Release – May 15, 2008(NNW) – On February 15, 2008 Ardoch Algonquin First Nation (AAFN) Spokesperson Robert Lovelace was sentenced in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Kingston to 6 months in maximum security, plus crippling fines, for peacefully protesting uranium mining in the Ardoch homeland. Chief Paula Sherman was fined $15,000 and given until today to pay the fine, failing which she will be jailed.

by NationTalk on May 15, 20081006 Views

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Minister Day Announces Over $21.3 Million for 20 Signed RCMP First Nations Community Policing Agreements

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(May 15, 2008) – The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, announced the signing of 20 Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) First Nations community policing service agreements for communities in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

by NationTalk on May 15, 2008877 Views

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Media Advisory – Minister Bryant to Make Important Announcement

TORONTO, May 14 – Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Michael Bryant will make an announcement concerning the Ontario Aboriginal community that implements a key recommendation of the Ipperwash Inquiry.

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For further information: Greg Crone, Minister’s Office, (416) 314-2529; Joshua Cogan, Communications Branch, (416) 314-6312

by NationTalk on May 15, 2008779 Views

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Federal government denies need to consult public on major mining projects: Ruling will Test Strength of Revised Environmental Assessment Law

Tuesday May 13, 2008 11:37 PM

(Vancouver) Do citizens have a right to be consulted about proposed large industrial developments? This question is at the heart of a major appeal to be heard by the Federal Court, May 15th – the ruling will profoundly influence efforts to protect Canada’s environment.

In September, the Federal Court ruled that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Natural Resources Canada acted illegally in shielding the proposed Red Chris copper and gold mine, in northern British Columbia, from a comprehensive environmental assessment with public consultation.

by NationTalk on May 14, 2008957 Views

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Minister Day Offers Thanks to Canadian Police on the Occasion of National Police Week

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(May 11, 2008) – The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety today offered thanks on behalf of all Canadians to federal, provincial and municipal law enforcement officials, as well as aboriginal police forces, on the occasion of National Police Week, which runs from May 11 – 17, 2008.

by NationTalk on May 12, 2008807 Views

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Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service Stop a Vehicle which leads to the seizure of 370,000 Cigarettes by the Cornwall RCMP Detachment

AKWESASNE, ON, May 9 – On May 6th, 2008, at 10:28 p.m., an officer from the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service stopped a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche on International Road driving northbound in Akwesasne, Ontario. While following the vehicle, the officer noticed that the rear tail gate was open and could see a large quantity of clear re-sealable bags of cigarettes. Officers from the Cornwall RCMP detachment were contacted and attended the scene. The RCMP officers seized 1,850 re-sealable bags of cigarettes that are believed to be manufactured in the United States. This represents 370,000 cigarettes worth $40,700. Each bag is equivalent to a carton containing 200 cigarettes.

by NationTalk on May 10, 2008850 Views

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Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service Stop a Rental Cube Van which leads to the seizure of 650,000 Cigarettes by the Cornwall RCMP Detachment

CORNWALL, ON, May 9 – On May 8th, 2008, at 9:18 p.m., an officer from the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service stopped a 2007 GMC cube van on Brookdale Avenue in Cornwall, Ontario after following it from Akwesasne, Ontario. The officer questioned the driver at which time the driver admitted he was transporting cigarettes. Officers from the Cornwall RCMP detachment were contacted and attended the scene. The RCMP officers seized 3,250 re-sealable bags of cigarettes that are believed to be manufactured in the United States. This represents 650,000 cigarettes worth $71,500.

by NationTalk on May 10, 2008903 Views

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Residential School Settlement Update for May 7th, 2008

In order for an institution to be added to the settlement, Article 12 of the Settlement Agreement requires that the institution satisfies both parts of the following two-part test:

– The child must have been placed in a residence away from the family home by or under the authority of Canada for the purpose of education; and

by NationTalk on May 9, 2008904 Views

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First Advance Costs Order Made in Federal Court for 25 year old Aboriginal Case by Hagwilget Village

May 2, 2008

The Federal Court of Canada agreed with legal arguments put forward by Peter Grant & Associates in that Court’s first ever decision on advance costs released on May 2, 2008. The Court ruled that Canada must now pay Hagwilget Village’s legal costs to bring a matter to trial involving Canada’s destruction of the village’s fishery on the Bulkley River near Hazelton, BC, in 1959. The plaintiffs are presently seeking a trial date.

by NationTalk on May 8, 20081462 Views

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Group Challenges BC Government’s Right to Regulate Fish Farms

May 6th, 2008

Noted salmon scientist, tourism operators and commercial fishers file Constitutional challenge in effort to save BC wild salmon fishery

(May 6, 2008, Vancouver, BC) Biologist Alexandra Morton, the Area E Gill-netters Association, the Vessels Owners Association and the Wilderness Tourism Association have filed a petition in the BC Supreme Court challenging the Constitutional right of the BC Government to regulate fish farms and issue licenses. The Petition is for judicial review preventing the government from renewing leases on existing fish farms and names the Minister of Agriculture and Lands, BC Attorney General and Marine Harvest Canada.

by NationTalk on May 7, 20081183 Views

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Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service Stop a Vehicle which leads to the seizure of 400,000 Cigarettes by the Cornwall RCMP Detachment

CORNWALL, ON, May 6 – On May 2nd, 2008, at 11:34 p.m., an officer from the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service observed a 2000 Dodge Caravan traveling northbound on International Road in Akwesasne, Ontario. The driver acted suspiciously when he observed the police officer. The officer stopped the van on Eleventh Street in Cornwall, Ontario. When the officer spoke to the driver he detected a strong odour of tobacco and observed cardboard boxes of cigarettes stacked to the ceiling covered with a black cotton sheet. Further investigation also revealed that the licence plates on the van were not registered to any vehicle and the vehicle identification number did not match any registered owner.

by NationTalk on May 6, 2008877 Views

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Ministers Discuss Justice Issues during Visit to Labrador’s North Coast

Justice
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
May 6, 2008

In the spirit of co-operation and building on the established relationship between the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Nunatsiavut Government, the Honourable Jerome Kennedy, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, and the Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, visited the north coast of Labrador last week to meet with representatives of the Nunatsiavut Government. Both ministers also visited schools and met with community groups.

by NationTalk on May 6, 2008878 Views

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Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service Stop a Vehicle Which Leads to the Seizure of 200,000 Cigarettes by the Cornwall RCMP Detachment

AKWEASASNE, ON, May 5 – On April 30th, 2008, at 9:30 a.m., an officer from the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service observed a suspicious 2003 Chevrolet Impala northbound on International Road in Akwesasne, Ontario. As the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the vehicle turned into a construction site and the driver got out and fled on foot. The officer, who was unable to locate the driver, observed the vehicle to be carrying many cardboard boxes filled with bags of cigarettes. An officer from the Cornwall RCMP detachment was contacted and attended the scene. The RCMP officer seized 1,000 re-sealable bags of cigarettes that are believed to be manufactured in the United States. This represents 200,000 cigarettes valued at $22,000 that were not properly packaged or stamped and were destined to be sold illegally.

by NationTalk on May 6, 2008789 Views

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Alberta Court Upholds MNA Judiciary Council Decision to Reprimand and Suspend Rick Boucher

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Attention News Editors

Alberta Court Upholds MNA Judiciary Council’s Decision to Reprimand and Suspend Rick Boucher Until 2010

Metis Self-Government Institutions Respected and Vindicated

Edmonton, AB (May 2, 2008) – Yesterday, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta upheld the decision of the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) Judiciary Council to reprimand and suspend Rick Boucher, MNA Region 1 Vice President.

by NationTalk on May 3, 20081888 Views

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More Staking in the Boreal Forest as Conflict Reigns

Group calls for rules for development to protect ecologically sensitive ecosystems

TORONTO, April 30 – Today, CPAWS Wildlands League, a conservation group, is calling on the province to halt mineral exploration in the Boreal Forest so that the government can design and implement rules for development. The group issued the statement after learning about new staking being conducted by the same mineral exploration company that sued Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug for $10 Billion. The company sought and won jail time for community leaders that opposed drilling. The KI Six, as the community leaders are known, have already served 7 weeks of their 6 months jail terms for refusing to allow a drilling project to proceed on their lands.

by NationTalk on April 30, 20081031 Views

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Road Closures Conclude Peacefully

ORILLIA, ON, April 29 – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has announced that the Highway 6 Bypass in Caledonia has reopened, bringing the five-day road closure to a peaceful conclusion.

by NationTalk on April 29, 20081013 Views

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Matawa First Nations Response to New Platinex Mining Claims

The Matawa First Nations Chiefs are disappointed to learn through the media of Platinex’s newly announced exploration claims in our traditional territories of Webequie First Nation, Eabametoong First Nation, Marten Falls First Nation, and Neskantaga First Nation. Learning about such crucial developments through the media is not the correct approach in consulting with First Nations.

by NationTalk on April 28, 20081155 Views

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Commissioner Fantino call for Peace and Order

ORILLIA, ON, April 27 – On Friday April 25, 2008, a 44 year old man was arrested by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) for an assault that occurred on Monday April 21 on Slash Road, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.

by NationTalk on April 27, 2008947 Views

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Six Nations Supports Plight of Kitchenuhmaykoosib

Members of Six Nations Board for Queens Park in Toronto

04/23/08 – Six Nations recognizing the call for all Ontario First Nations to rally and gather at the front lawn of the Ontario Provincial Legislature aka Queens Park organized a bus for Six Nations members to show their support for the current plight of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (Big Trout Lake) First Nation Leadership.

by NationTalk on April 27, 2008881 Views

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Four Charged for Assault Police

DESERONTO, ON, April 26 – Today, four people appeared for remand court in Napanee to respond to charges in relation to confrontations with Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers on April 25, 2008, on Deseronto Road.

by NationTalk on April 26, 20081034 Views

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First Nations hold Unity Rally in support of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation and the KI 6

TORONTO, April 25 – First Nation leaders, First Nation citizens and supporters held a Unity Rally for the jailed Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) leaders and the KI community on April 23, 2008 at Queen’s Park. “This Rally was organized at the request of the Chiefs in Ontario to show our support for the KI 6 and for the people of KI” said Ontario Regional Chief Angus Toulouse. He further stated “The KI 6 are heroes to First Nations people. They had the conviction and fortitude to make a great sacrifice to protect what they believe in. They have been jailed for protecting their constitutional rights.”

by NationTalk on April 25, 20081008 Views

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First Nations Summit Expects any Metro Vancouver Board Court Action to Fail

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
April 22, 2008

(Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver, BC) — The First Nations Summit is perplexed and appalled by media reports of the Metro Vancouver Board’s plans to seek a court ruling regarding the constitutional validity of a recent agreement whereby the Province of BC returned a portion of Musqueam traditional territory back to the Musqueam First Nation.

by NationTalk on April 24, 20081054 Views

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Regional Chief A-in-chut (Shawn Atleo) Expresses Support for the K.I. 6

WEST VANCOUVER, April 23 – Regional Chief A-in-chut (Shawn Atleo) wishes to express his support for the six imprisoned members of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation in Ontario. The K.I. 6, as they are now known, were imprisoned on contempt charges for preventing a mining company from conducting exploratory drilling on their traditional territory. At issue is the failure by the Government of Ontario to consult with the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation before issuing a mining permit to the mining company.

by NationTalk on April 24, 20081043 Views

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Media advisory – Ontario First Nation Leadership host Unity Rally in Support of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) Leadership

TORONTO, April 22 – Ontario Regional Chief Angus Toulouse together with First Nation leadership from across Ontario will join First Nation citizens and supporters to send a unified message to the following audiences:

by NationTalk on April 22, 2008913 Views

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Chorus of celebrities call for release of Bob Lovelace and the KI Six

Mining Act reform needed to protect ecological values and prevent future conflicts

TORONTO, April 22 – In the latest development in the jailing of Bob Lovelace and the KI Six, prominent Canadian authors, artists, musicians and publishers are calling on Premier Dalton McGuinty to halt mineral exploration in the lands of two Aboriginal communities in Ontario so that the imprisonment of seven Aboriginal leaders can be brought to an end. This would also help to protect two watersheds the communities have been fighting to keep healthy and clean.

by NationTalk on April 22, 20081484 Views

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Metro Vancouver to Seek Clarity from the Courts on Expropriation of Parkland to Settle Aboriginal Claims

April 21, 2008

Metro Vancouver’s Board of Directors will launch a constitutional challenge to recent provincial legislation that has resulted in the transfer, without compensation, of land in Pacific Spirit Regional Park to the Musqueam Indian Band.

by NationTalk on April 22, 20081885 Views

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Standoff in Kimmirut ends peacefully

Kimmirut, Nunavut – At 2:05 pm EST, the suspect involved in a three-day standoff surrendered peacefully to police. He and another man, who were barricaded inside a Kimmirut residence, were taken into custody by RCMP officers.

by NationTalk on April 21, 2008919 Views

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Purich Publishing Announces New Book

Purich Publishing announces the book, Moving Toward Justice: Legal Traditions and Aboriginal Justice Edited by John D. Whyte.

“Based on a conference by the same name, this book aims to underscore the urgent need for Aboriginal justice reform, to suggest the outlines of the constitutional and administrative changes that will allow reform to occur, and to explore a series of specific issues that have arisen from reforms already made.”

by NationTalk on April 19, 2008954 Views

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The AFNQL Declares its Support to the Six Political Prisoners, Members of the KI Band

WENDAKE, QC, April 15 – The Assembly of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) denounces the imprisonment of six members of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation, in Ontario. These members have been sentenced to six months of incarceration, on March 17th. These political prisoners have been pushed by the governments of Canada and Ontario to stand up for their rights in regards to a mining exploration project, for which no consultation was held.

by NationTalk on April 15, 2008940 Views

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UBCIC Executive and Friends 24 Hour Fast to Support Jailed Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Band Council

MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2008

Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC – The Executive of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs will hold a news conference on Monday April 14th at the beginning of their 24 hour fast in support of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation in Ontario. The fast will begin at 8:00 am on April 14th and will be held at the UBCIC office for the 24 hour period. Dr. Evan Adams has volunteered to monitor the health of the participants, particularly Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Chief Robert Shintah who are diabetic.

by NationTalk on April 12, 2008866 Views

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Show Support for KI

Friends and supporters of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) can show their support by writing to the Government of Ontario and signing an online petition.

by NationTalk on April 12, 20081076 Views

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Consultation Not Consent – The First Interview with KI Political Prisoner Cecilia Begg

April 11, 2008
by Jon Thompson

Cecilia Begg is the Head Councillor of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation. She is the lone female in what has come to be known as the KI6, a group of six KI community leaders who blockaded a mining company from its licensed operations on their traditional territory in Northwestern Ontario. In March, the community leaders were sentenced to six months for contempt of court.

by NationTalk on April 11, 2008963 Views

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