OTTAWA, Nov. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo will join First Nations leaders and representatives to welcome the Indigenous Land Title Express: Tsilhqot'in Journey for Justice, a group of Elders, citizens and supporters of the Tsilhqot'in Nation who travelled across the country from their home territory in B.C. to Ottawa for the Supreme Court of Canada hearing on November 7 of the William case. The William case, which clarifies recognition and affirmation of inherent Indigenous title to their lands and territories, is one of the most important Aboriginal rights cases in decades.
The Indigenous Land Title Express caravan has been greeted during its journey by many First Nations who have offered feasts and ceremony in support of this important case. The Supreme Court hearing is the culmination of more than two decades of effort by the Tsilhqot'in Nation to secure affirmation of title. The William case is highly significant and will have far-ranging implications for First Nations and Canada.
|DATE:||Tuesday, November 5, 2013|
|LOCATION:||Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health|
|299 Montreal Road, Ottawa (ON)|
National Chief Atleo will make remarks following an opening prayer at approximately 10:45 a.m. Representatives from the Tsilhqot'in National Government and other First Nations will also provide remarks.
You can follow the Indigenous Land Title Express: Tsilhqot'in Journey for Justice to Ottawa at: https://www.facebook.com/events/577219655672722/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
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SOURCE: Assembly of First Nations
For further information:
Alain Garon AFN Bilingual Communications Officer 613-241-6789, ext 382; 613-292-0857 or [email protected]
Jenna Young AFN Communications Officer 613-241-6789, ext 401; 613-314-8157 or [email protected]