Solidarity with the Tsilhqot'in Nation as they bring a key Aboriginal title case to the Supreme Court of Canada

Thursday, October 31, 2013


OTTAWA EVENTS TO CELEBRATE LANDMARK COURT CASE FOR RECOGNITION OF ABORIGINAL LAND RIGHTS
 
A delegation of Tsilhqot'in elders and leaders is currently on its way to Ottawa from their territory in south central BC. They are taking this long journey to be present for a hearing in the Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday Nov. 7th. This will be the culmination of two decades of direct action and legal battles to gain recognition from Canada of their title to their land.

 The Tsilhqot’in Nation will call on the Court to continue on the path that it has charted, to end the long era of denial and discrimination that has shadowed the nation’s past, and to provide long-overdue recognition of Aboriginal title on the ground, as the starting point for true and lasting reconciliation. (See this link for more on the case: http://www.raventrust.com/blog/2013-09/backgrounder-tsilhqot-146-in-nation-v-british-columbia-and-canada.html)

 Follow the delegation's progress on Facebook:

 OTTAWA PUBLIC EVENTS

 Morning Ceremony and Drumming at the Supreme Court, Nov 7th 8:30am

Supreme Court of Canada, 301 Wellington

 Join the Tsilhqot'in delegation as they head into the Supreme Court for the hearing of their landmark title case.
Let's send them into the court with plenty of good energy and best wishes for a successful day.

 
Solidarity Rally For the Tsilhqot'in Nation at the Supreme Court, Nov 7th 12:30pm

Supreme Court of Canada, 301 Wellington

 It's a grueling day so let's give the delegation and legal team a strong show of support and fill them with good positive energy for a successful outcome.

Members of the delegation and legal team will be available to make statements for the media.


Contact, Ramsey Hart - MiningWatch Canada, ramsey@miningwatch.ca 613-569-3439

 Solidarity Supper with the Tsilhqotin, Nov 7th 5:30pm
St. Andrew's Church, 82 Kent at Wellington

 Join us for a pot luck feast and to learn about the Supreme Court case and the ongoing battle to protect the heart of the Tsilhqot'in territory from an open pit gold and copper mine.

Please bring a dish to share, donations of food also welcome.
 
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/570840856323038/

Contact, Ramsey Hart - MiningWatch Canada, ramsey@miningwatch.ca 613-298-4745

  Roundtable: Turning Point for Indigenous Land, Nov 8th 10:00am

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, 229 Montreal Road

 Legal experts involved in the landmark Tsilhqot'in Title Case at the Supreme Court discuss its significance and implications.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/616719271724403/

Contact, Craig Benjamin - Amnesty International, cbenjamin@amnesty.ca
Designed by Rachel Gold.