Media Advisory - Recent decision by province to incarcerate First Nation leaders has detrimental impact on children

    TORONTO, March 24 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, March 26, 10:00am EST Mamow
Sha-way-gi-kay-win: The North-South Partnership for Children will hold a press
conference to voice strong opposition to the recent incarceration of six First
Nation Leaders.
    The Partnership is concerned about the recent court decision to
incarcerate six members of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) and the impact
this will have on the community at large and most importantly, the children.
    Jacob Ostaman, KI Spokesperson; John Cutfeet, KI community member; Chief
Scott Jacob, Chief of Webequie First Nation; Judy Finlay, former Ontario Child
Advocate and Co-Chair for the North-South Partnership for Children will
represent the Partnership on March 26.

    Where:   Delta Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard West, Rosetti Room, Toronto, ON.

    When:    Wednesday, March 26, 2008
             10:00am EST

    Mamow Sha-way-gi-kay-win: The North-South Partnership for Children is a
developing partnership that represents the coming together of First Nation
Chiefs, Elders, youth and community members living in remote communities in
northwestern Ontario and caring individuals and voluntary organizations based
in southern Ontario.
    In recognition of the desperate needs of children, youth and families in
remote First Nation communities, our collective goal is to learn from one
another and to support the dreams and efforts of remote northern First Nation
communities for their children.


For further information:

For further information: Alana Kapell, Southern Coordinator, Office:
(905) 944-7087, Cell.: (416) 986-6772,;
Linda Nothing Chaplin, Northern Coordinator, Office: (807) 737-3466, Cell.:
(807) 737-0674,

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