LONDON, ON, June 4 /CNW/ - Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians
Grand Chief Randall Phillips expressed his deep sorrow and sadness over the
news that Sam George passed away earlier this week. "This is truly sad news
for all of those people that believe in Sam and what he wanted to see change."
Sam George and family initiated a law suit against the Provincial
government for their part in the situation that lead to the death of his
brother, Dudley George. Dudley George was shot dead by an OPP officer in
Ipperwash Park over a decade ago. Eventually a Public Inquiry was called into
the shooting. Justice Linden presided over the Inquiry which produced over 100
recommendations to ensure that the events that occurred at Ipperwash Park
never happen again.
"Mr. Sam George was an inspiration to me, and many others that continue
to fight for Native Rights. Sam's quiet determination and resolve, to ensure
that his brother did not die in vain and that the Rights of the people of
Kettle and Stoney Point were not ignored, will be just a few of the many
things that Sam's legacy will include."
The Grand Chief also stated that he is committed to see the
recommendations put forward by Justice Linden are implemented. The Grand Chief
is a representative on the Ipperwash Implementation Priorities Action
Committee and the Ipperwash Task Force. Both of these bodies are working
towards the implementation of the Ipperwash inquiry report.
For further information:
For further information: Grand Chief Randall Phillips, Association of
Iroquois and Allied Indians, (519) 434-2761, email@example.com