Media Advisory - Northern Superior First Nations



    TORONTO, June 28 /CNW/ - (National Day of Action - March of Solidarity)
The Northern Superior First Nations issues a call to action for First Nation
citizens, Canadian citizens and corporations, to stand with one another to
insist that the Government of Canada take action to the crisis in First Nation
communities. First Nations peoples will no longer accept the status quo. First
Nation citizens have been subject to repeated attempts by the Government of
Canada to forcibly assimilate us and erase our identities. Regardless of these
colonial tactics, we have survived as First Nation peoples... we are still
standing, we still stand strong.

    WHO:  Chief Wilfred King       Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (Chief
    Wilfred King is also the Northern Superior
    Grand Chief)
    Chief Yvette Metansinine Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan Anishinaabek
    Chief Paul Gladu         Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek
    Chief Pierre Pelletier   Red Rock Indian Band
    Chief Victor Lesperance  Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek
    Chief Harry Pelletier    Fort William First Nation
    Chief Veronica Waboose   Long Lake No. 58 First Nation
    Chief John Bouchard      Pays Plat First Nation
    Chief Dan Couchie        Ojibways of Pic River First Nation
    Chief Jeff Desmoulin     Pic Mobert First Nation
    Chief Allan Gustafson    Whitesand First Nation
    Chief Helen Frank        Namaygoosisigagun First Nation


    WHAT:  March of Solidarity - will be followed by a press conference (at
    the 11/17 junction), in concert with the distribution of
    information regarding the issues of area First Nations to passing
    motorists.

    WHERE: Across the Nipigon Bridge to the Highway 11/17 junction, also
    known as the "Crossroads of Canada." (The Nipigon Bridge is
    located due east of the town of Nipigon, Ontario).

    WHEN:  On Friday June 29, 2007 at 12:00 noon

    The National Day of Action - "March of Solidarity" is an opportunity for
First Nations in the Northern Superior Region, Métis peoples, corporate
partners and fellow Canadians to stand together in the spirit of unity to
support a better life for First Nations people. Let us stand together to put
an end to First Nations poverty by addressing the outstanding land issues,
namely availing suitable land that is conducive to healthy communities,
addressing housing issues including shortages, overcrowding and mould,
ultimately impacting the living standards from third world conditions.





For further information:

For further information: Nathan Wright, Chiefs of Ontario, (519)
750-3648; Audrey Gilbeau, Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek, (807) 623-2724; Judy
Currie, Union of Ontario Indians, (807) 623-8887

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