Jailing of aboriginal leaders may set back resolution to mining dispute: Fontaine

  Jailing of aboriginal leaders may set back resolution to mining dispute: Fontaine   BY TOBI COHEN (c) 2008 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved.   TORONTO _ The incarceration of six Northern Ontario aboriginal leaders as part of a dispute with an exploration company poses a serious impediment to any fair resolution, Assembly of […]

Respect First Nations Rights and the Rule of Law says AFN National Chief Phil Fontaine

  Respect First Nations Rights and the Rule of Law says AFN National Chief Phil Fontaine   Copyright © 2008 Canada NewsWire Ltd. All rights reserved.   OTTAWA, March 20 /CNW/ — OTTAWA, March 20 /CNW Telbec/ – On Monday March 17, 2008 an Ontario Superior Court judge sentenced six members of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug […]

Are the KI Six outlaws or prisoners of conscience?

  Are the KI Six outlaws or prisoners of conscience?   RACHEL ARISS Legal specialist in the Department of Sociology at Lakehead University 2008 CTVglobemedia Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.   As of this week, Chief Donny Morris and five other band council members of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation sit in jail. They were sentenced […]

Natives halt talks over mineral rights

  Natives halt talks over mineral rights   KAREN HOWLETT 2008 CTVglobemedia Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.   TORONTO — Leaders of native communities in Northern Ontario have suspended talks with the provincial government on exploring for mineral riches on their traditional lands, potentially derailing future mining and other natural resources projects.   The Nishnawbe […]

Native leaders jailed for contempt of court

  Native leaders jailed for contempt of court   The Ottawa Citizen Copyright © 2008 Ottawa Citizen   A First Nations chief and six council members were sentenced yesterday to six months in jail for contempt of court. According to the Union of Ontario Indians, the individuals refused a court order to allow a Canadian […]

Ontario Regional Chief responds to sentencing of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Chief and Council

  Ontario Regional Chief responds to sentencing of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Chief and Council   Copyright © 2008 Canada NewsWire Ltd. All rights reserved.   TORONTO, March 18 /CNW/ — TORONTO, March 18 /CNW/ – On March 17, 2007 in Thunder Bay, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Chief Donny Morris, four Councillors, and a community member were sentenced by […]

First Nations activists sentenced

  First Nations activists sentenced   Jim Kelly Copyright (c) 2008 Kitchener-Waterloo Record.   THUNDER BAY   Six members of a remote northwestern Ontario First Nation, including its chief, were each sentenced to six-month jail terms yesterday on contempt of court charges stemming from a land-claim dispute with an exploration company.   Last Dec. 14, […]

Province blasted as natives jailed

  Province blasted as natives jailed   Kerry Gillespie Copyright (c) 2008 The Toronto Star   More than 30 organizations are calling on Premier Dalton McGuinty to live up to his rhetoric about protecting the environment and improving Ontario's relationship with its native communities.   McGuinty says his government is dedicated to developing a "positive" […]

Native leaders sentenced to jail in mining protest

  Native leaders sentenced to jail in mining protest; Aboriginal umbrella group breaks off talks with provincial government over decision   BILL CURRY With a report from Karen Howlett in Toronto 2008 CTVglobemedia Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.   OTTAWA — Native leaders from a remote Northwestern Ontario reserve were sent to jail in handcuffs […]

Aborginal affairs minister ‘won’t give up’ after chief jailed over mining dispute

  Aborginal affairs minister 'won't give up' after chief jailed over mining dispute   BY JIM KELLY (c) 2008 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved.   THUNDER BAY, Ont. _ The Ontario government won't give up trying to find common ground between an exploration company and a remote northern Ontario First Nation despite the sentencing […]