POSTPONED Edmonton & Beaver Lake Trainings
I have just spoken to Ron Lameman, Executive Director of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations (and IITC Board member). He told me that out of respect for the recent loss suffered by Francisco Cali's family, and in recognition of the importance to Treaty 6 of his participation in the upcoming trainings as a principle trainer and guest of honor, they have decided they should postpone and reschedule the 2 Human Rights Trainings scheduled for December 2nd - 4th in Edmonton and Beaver Lake for another date as soon as possible.
We will announce the new dates in the next day or two after we check our calendars, probably dates around mid January. Deb will send a notice to the Treaty 6 Chiefs as well.
Ron said that on behalf of both IITC and Treaty 6, the cohosts, that he did not feel it would be right to continue as planned without the participation of Pancho under these circumstances.
We know this may cause some inconvenience for some who were planning to participate and who have already arranged their travel, as there has been a lot of positive response. We are very sorry for that inconvenience. If there are costs incurred in changing flights etc. please let us know and we can try to help those who need that assistance.
We will let you know as soon as we have new dates set with Treaty 6, and we greatly appreciate your understanding for this decision, which seems to us to be the correct one to make under these circumstances.
International Indian Treaty Council (IITC)
Web Site: www.treatycouncil.org