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Show Support for KI

by NationTalk on April 12, 2008459 Views

Friends and supporters of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) can show their support by writing to the Government of Ontario and signing an online petition.Show your support for KI by signing the Free the KI Six Petition or writing to the following:

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty at dmcguinty.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

AND Ontario Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Michael Bryant at mbryant.mpp@liberal.ola.org

KI Chief Donny Morris, Deputy Chief Jack McKay, councilors Sam McKay, Darryl Sainnawap, Cecilia Begg, and band member Bruce Sakakeep were sentenced to six months in jail after disobeying a court order allowing junior mining exploration company Platinex Inc. to access KI traditional territory.

Litigation between KI, Platinex Inc., and the Government of Ontario has been ongoing since Platinex sued the remote First Nation community for $10 billion after they were told to vacate KI traditional land February 2006.

Background

>KI Litigation Chronology (March 2008).

>Opinion Editorial Are the KI Six Outlaws or Prisoners of Conscience?, Rachel Ariss, Globe and Mail.

>Latest NAN news release NAN Suspends Bilateral Discussions with Ontario, March 17, 2008.

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