Posts Tagged with "mining KI"

Indigenous prisoners of conscience

Thursday, March 20, 2008

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Earlier this week 6 political leaders of the Indigenous Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation were sentenced to 6 months in jail for refusing to allow mining and exploration on their traditional lands. KI councilor Cecilia Begg, the only woman among the KI six, is now all alone in the Thunder Bay District jail, a notorious [...]

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KI Chief facing jail time for defending land

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

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“I’m prepared to go to jail for my belief in my land.” Those words were spoken by Chief Donny Morris in a Thunder Bay Ontario courtroom on January 25th. With those words it became crystal clear that Chief Morris and his small fly-in community can not, and will not back down in their stand to [...]

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