KI First Nation Leaders Speak

Support KI First Nation;  Kanaawayandan D'aaki! Protect the KI Homeland

Tuesday November 22, 2011 - 7:00 PM

Ryerson Student Centre (55 Gould St., Toronto) - Room: SCC 115

Featuring:  KI Chief Donny Morris, KI Spokesperson John Cutfeet, Judy Rebick.

In 2008 Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) Chief Donny Morris went to jail for refusing to allow mining exploration his community feared would contaminate their water supply.  The remote First Nation community succeeded in fighting off mining exploration by Platinex, but now a gold exploration company has staked claims directly on top of sacred KI burials.  Ontario continues to violate KI’s right to say ‘no’ to mining exploration on their Homeland.

KI First Nation has governed and cared for the Homeland, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Aaki, that is at the core of their culture since time before memory.  This vast area of boreal lakes, rivers, forests, and wetlands provides KI’s pristine water supply, the lake trout the community rely upon, and their sacred landscape.  KI has a vision for the future of their lands and environment that benefits both KI and all life.

Join us in this rare opportunity to hear directly from KI leaders about their struggle to control and care for their Homeland.

Kanaawayandan d'aaki!

Sponsored by: Canadian Federation of Students, Council of Canadians, Christian Peacemaker Teams, Earthroots.

Endorsed by: Amnesty, CUPE, Greenpeace, MiningWatch Canada, No One Is Illegal - Toronto, OFL, Wildlands League.

Part of Indigenous Sovereignty Week: