Chiefs speak in support of KI, Ardoch and Grassy Narrows at Queen's Park


    Communities Hold Four Days of Ceremonies to Protect the Earth and Honour
    Jailed Leaders

    TORONTO, May 27 /CNW/ -WHAT:  Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI), Ardoch Algonquin, and Grassy
           Narrows First Nations are gathering at Queen's Park this week for
           four days of traditional ceremonies to uphold our duty to protect
           the land, forest, water, and air and to promote respect for our
           Indigenous rights to say no to economic exploitation and
           environmental destruction. The ceremonies will also honour our
           brothers and sisters who are currently in Ontario's jails for
           peacefully acting to protect mother earth, especially Robert
           Lovelace and the KI 6, Donnie Morris, Sam McKay, Jack McKay,
           Cecilia Begg, Darryl Sainnawap, Bruce Sakakeep. The gathering
           continues until Thursday May 29.

    UPCOMING KEY EVENTS:
           Chiefs' Press Conference at 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 27.
           KI 6 and Bob Lovelace court appearance at 10 a.m. Wed. May 28,
           Osgoode.
           National Day of Action march at noon Thursday May 29.

    WHO:   National Chief Phil Fontaine (Assembly of First Nations), Chief
           Donnie Morris (KI), Co Chief Mireille Lapointe (Ardoch
           Algonquins), Elder and Councillor Bill Fobister (Grassy Narrows),
           Nishnawbe Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Chief
           Vernon Morris (Muskrat Dam First Nation) and others.

    WHERE: Queen's Park, Toronto
For further information: Contact: Judy Rebick, (647) 388-1053; For
interviews contact: Co-Chief Paula Sherman, Ardoch Algonquin First Nation:
(613) 329-3706; Chrissy Swain, Grassy Narrows: (519) 761-7820; Sam McKay,
Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug: (807) 629-7266; For more information:
http://gatheringofmotherearthprotectors.blogspot.com