TORONTO, March 29 /CNW/ - Grand Chief Denise Stonefish, of the
Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians, is dismayed with the recent
comments by Mr. Prentice, the Minister of Indian Affairs and the absence of an
apology for the Indian residential school system.
The Minister of Indian Affairs stated that the fundamental objective of
the Indian residential school system was to educate. It is true that
indigenous peoples were educated by the Indian residential school system. This
system taught our people about sexual, physical, and emotional abuse -
specifically rape, beatings, and the insignificance of indigenous languages,
culture and ways of life.
WHO: Grand Chief Denise Stonefish
Chief Blaine Commandant
Chief Randall Phillips
Chief R. Don Maracle
Chief Larry Johnson
Chief John Stonefish
Chief Laurie Carr
Chief Bryan Laforme
Chief Dean Sayers
WHAT: There will be a Press Conference with Grand Chief Denise
Stonefish at the Chiefs of Ontario office.
WHERE: Chiefs of Ontario office
111 Peter St. Suite 804
Toronto, ON M5V 2H1
WHEN: March 30, 2007
WHY: Respond to comments made by Minister Prentice, the Minister of
Indian and Northern Affairs in regards to the Indian
residential school system.
For further information:
For further information: Adriana Poulette, Association of Iroquois and
Allied Indians, Senior Policy Analyst and Government Relations Advisor, (519)