Support the KI Six: Land rights, not mining rights

by NationTalk on April 6, 2008934 Views

Attend Wednesday, April 9 rally, 6 p.m. in downtown Toronto at Ryerson Student’s Union, 55 Gould St. (between Victoria and Church) Land rights, not mining rights.

Recent Ontario Court decision to jail First Nations leaders hurts children:
The North-South Partnership for Children is voicing strong opposition to the recent incarceration of six people from Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI), a member of the North-South Partnership for Children in northwestern Ontario. The six are in jail for upholding indigenous and Canadian law.In March, Chief Donny Morris four councillors and one community member were jailed for six months for contempt of court. They refused to allow mining exploration on their traditional lands without their permission.

Chief Donny Morris, my colleague, my friend and co-chair of Mamow Sha-way-gi-kay-win, a kind and a gentle person, is in jail for a cause that is crucial to the well-being of his community. The children, youth, mothers, fathers and grandparents are struggling with these actions of the province,” said Judy Finlay, former Ontario Child Advocate and co-chair of the Partnership in a March 26 media release.

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