Monday, January 12, 2009

Native Rights Under Lock & Key

Demonstrators rallied in Ottawa at Indian Affairs and in Montreal at Premier Jean Charest's office to denounce the jailing of Barriere Lake's Customary Chief, Benjamin Nottaway and Quebec and Canada's refusal to honour signed agreements with the Algonquins of Barriere Lake.

In Ottawa (Jan 7, 2009)

Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party

In Montreal, audio from speeches
(Jan 8, 2009)

Luc Tailleur, Public Service Alliance of Canada (7 mins)

Sonny Papatie, youth community member jailed for peaceful protest alongside Chief Nottaway (2 mins)

Martin Lukacs, Barriere Lake Solidarity member (2 mins)

For media coverage of the event, click here!