Media Advisory - Grand Chief Denise Stonefish Responds To Minister Prentice's refusal to apologize for the Indian Residential School System

    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
              11:00 a.m.

    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)

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