Ontario. Native leaders vow to fight mining law

 

Ontario. Native leaders vow to fight mining law

 

Canwest News Service

Copyright © 2008 Ottawa Citizen

 

Six First Nations leaders from northern Ontario, who were incarcerated for defying a court order allowing a mining company to explore on their traditional territory, will be in an appeal court today in Toronto to argue against their six-month jail sentences. Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) Chief Donny Morris, Deputy Chief Jack McKay, Head Councillor Cecilia Begg, councillors Sam McKay and Darryl Sainnawap, and band member Bruce Sakakeep have already spent 68 day in jail for contempt of court, but will continue to fight for their right to say no to mining, KI lawyer Chris Reid said.