Media Advisory – Recent decision by province to incarcerate First Nation leaders has detrimental impact on children

 

Media Advisory – Recent decision by province to incarcerate First Nation leaders has detrimental impact on children

 

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TORONTO, March 24 /CNW/ — TORONTO, March 24 /CNW/ – On Wednesday, March 26, 10:00am EST Mamow Sha-way-gi-kay-win: The North-South Partnership for Children will hold a press conference to voice strong opposition to the recent incarceration of six First Nation Leaders.

 

The Partnership is concerned about the recent court decision to incarcerate six members of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) and the impact this will have on the community at large and most importantly, the children.

 

Jacob Ostaman, KI Spokesperson; John Cutfeet, KI community member; Chief Scott Jacob, Chief of Webequie First Nation; Judy Finlay, former Ontario Child Advocate and Co-Chair for the North-South Partnership for Children will represent the Partnership on March 26.

 

 

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Where: Delta Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard West, Rosetti Room, Toronto, ON.

 

When: Wednesday, March 26, 2008

10:00am EST

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Mamow Sha-way-gi-kay-win: The North-South Partnership for Children is a developing partnership that represents the coming together of First Nation Chiefs, Elders, youth and community members living in remote communities in northwestern Ontario and caring individuals and voluntary organizations based in southern Ontario.

 

In recognition of the desperate needs of children, youth and families in remote First Nation communities, our collective goal is to learn from one another and to support the dreams and efforts of remote northern First Nation communities for their children.

 

 

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