Defenders of the Land Gathering
Posted: 12 Nov 2008 08:43 PM CST
Organizers, leaders, and spokespeople from Indigenous communities involved in land struggles with the Canadian and Provincial Governments have assembled in Winnipeg for the Defenders of the Land Gathering, to share strategies and ideas for how to best achieve land rights and self-determination.
The gathering runs from November 12-14th, 2008, and will feature presentations by members from the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, Six Nations, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Ardoch Algonquin First Nation, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Secwepemc First Nation, and possibly others. Please see the press release below for details and contact information.
For Immediate Release: November 12, 2008
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