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UPDATE: KI First Nation to walk from Toronto to Ottawa in support of Chief Spence

“Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation is moving forward to support Chief Theresa Spence. …KI will start walking from Queen’s Park (the provincial legislature in Toronto) on the morning of January 2 to Parliament Hill in solidarity with Chief Theresa Spence’s call for a commitment to a path of recognition and implementation of the treaty commitments and forging a new First Nations-Crown relationship. …KI community member, Mark T. Anderson, (who) will walk (about 500 kilometres) from Queens Park to Parliament Hill, (says), ‘The Harper government wants to continue to violate the treaty commitments through Bill C-45, which will negatively impact our peoples, lands, waters, and environment’.”

This media release can be read at http://www.kitchenuhmaykoosib.com/.

The Council of Canadians expresses its solidarity with the KI and this walk. Organizer Mark Calzavara will be out to support the KI in Toronto this morning.

It might also be noted that the contact person for this KI media release is John Cutfeet, who spoke at our ‘Indignez-Vous! Hope in Resistance’ conference in Montreal in October 2011. Deputy Chief Darryl Sainnawap spoke at our ‘Shout Out Against Mining Injustice’ conference in Vancouver this past June. Numerous campaign blogs can be read at http://canadians.org/blog/?s=Kitchenuhmaykoosib.