Media Advisory - Beaucage to visit Site 41



    NIPISSING FIRST NATION, ON, May 21 /CNW/ - Anishinabek Nation Grand
Council Chief and candidate for National Chief, John Beaucage, will be showing
his support for the peaceful protest against the creation of a landfill at
Site 41 in the Tiny Township of Georgian Bay, Ontario.
    "Water is the lifeblood of Mother Earth," says Beaucage. "We need to
protect it for future generations."
    Many people from nearby Beausoleil First Nation have raised concerns
about the proposed dump site and to date; none of their concerns have been
addressed.
    The landfill is currently under construction and is located within eight
kilometers of Georgian Bay.

    
    WHAT:     Peaceful protest against the creation of a landfill at Site 41.

    WHO:      Grand Council Chief and candidate for National Chief,
              John Beaucage, concerned First Nation citizens

    WHERE:    Site 41, located between the communities of Elmvale, Wyevale,
              Wyebridge and Waverly on prime farm land that is just one block
              away from Tiny Marsh Bird Sanctuary. Concession No.2 E of Tiny
              Township, County of Simcoe; West Half of Lot 10, Southeast
              Quarter of Lot 11, just west of Baseline Rd S.

    WHEN:     Friday, May 22nd at noon
    

    The Anishinabek Nation formed the Union of Ontario Indians as its
secretariat in 1949. The UOI is a political advocate for 42 member First
Nations across Ontario. The Union of Ontario Indians is the oldest political
organization in Ontario and can trace its roots back to the Confederacy of
Three Fires, which existed long before European contact.





For further information:

For further information: Marci Becking, Communications Officer, Union of
Ontario Indians, becmar@anishinabek.ca, (705) 497-9127 (Ext. 2290)

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