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March 5 & 6: No Mining on Sacred Lands!

Mar/05/2012 - 6:30 pm
Mar/06/2012 - 2:30 pm

KI Speaks Out Against God's Lake Resources and McGuinty government.

KI LEADERS SPEAK, NEW VIDEO LAUNCHED

Featuring: KI Elder Mary Jane Crowe, KI Councilor Cecilia Begg, KI Councilor Randy Nanokeesic, Steven Chapman - KI Lands and Environment Unit, Ramsay Hart - Mining Watch, officers from the Ontario Federation of Labour and a new video by Allan Lissner.

Monday March 5, 2012, 6:30pm
Steelworkers' Hall, 25 Cecil Street
http://www.facebook.com/events/356845724350130/

RALLY AND MARCH WITH KI

Featuring speakers from KI, Mining Watch, Council of Canadians, No One Is Illegal - Toronto and the Ontario Federation of Labour.

Tuesday March 6, 2012, 12:30 p.m.
At Prospectors Developers & Mining Association Convention
255 Front St. W.
http://www.facebook.com/events/336485166392612/

N.B. Come early on March 6th at 11:30 to participate in Mining Injustice Solidarity Network actions.

Community leaders from Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) Nation will be in Toronto at a public talk on March 5th followed by a rally on March 6th to demand that God's Lake Resources Inc (GLR) stop exploration on sacred burial grounds in their community and that Ontario cease all mining and exploration on KI Lands and respect KI's Water Declaration (http://bit.ly/yfXOmV). This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to hear directly from the leadership from a community that is struggling to control and care for their Homeland.

In 2008 Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) Chief Donny Morris, and five community leaders went to jail for refusing to allow mining exploration on their lands. With tremendous support from across Ontario, this remote First Nation community succeeded in fighting off mining exploration by Platinex. On March 5th and 6th, come out to ensure that GLR is also stopped and that Ontario puts an end to infringement on KI Lands once and for all. Spread the word about these two events.

The panel and video launch on March 5th is organized by CUPE 3902, OPIRG U of T, the University of Toronto Graduate Students' Union, Earthroots, and the Christian Peacemaker Teams.

Events are also endorsed by: Mining Watch Canada, Ontario Federation of Labour, Public Services Alliance of Canada - Ontario, and Council of Canadians.

For more information about how you can help build this mobilization, please check out the Toronto KI Support Network's facebook page at www.facebook.com/TorontoKISupport and KI's website, www.kilands.org