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Treaty 8 Justice for the Peace Caravan Across Canada

    Event
    Monday, September 5, 2016 - 09:00 to Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 12:00

    Treaty 8 Justice for the Peace Caravan Across Canada

    Treat 8 Justice for the Peace Caravan wants Prime Minister Trudeau to keep his promises to First Nations.

    On September 12, the Federal Court of Appeal in Montreal will hear the latest legal challenge to the massive Site C hydroelectric dam already under construction on Treaty 8 territory in northeast British Columbia.First Nations leaders, elders and other community members from Treaty 8 are driving across Canada to focus attention of the importance of this case to the rights of all treaty nations and to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promised new relationship with First Nations.

    The Justice for the Peace caravan is endorsed by the Assembly of First Nations British Columbia, the First Nations Leadership Summit, and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs.

    What’s at stake:

    •    Are governments in Canada accountable to spirit and intent of historic treaties when making decisions about large-scale resource development project?

    •    What did Justin Trudeau really mean when he promised to respect treaty rights and uphold the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples?

     

    Events:

     
    September 5, Launch of Treaty 8 Justice for the Peace Caravan
    Bear Flats, Fort Saint John, British Columbia
    9:00 AM
    • Prayer and speeches from MP Romeo Saganash, WMFN/PRFN representatives, and caravan represnetatives Ken and Arlene Boon
     
    September 6, Edmonton Solidarity Event
    Legislature Building, Edmonton, Alberta
    7:30-10:00 AM
    • Water ceremony and speeches
     
    September 6, Saskatoon Solidarity Event
    Victoria Park, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    6:00-8:45 PM
    • Water ceremony, round dance and poetry readings
     
    More events to come in Winnipeg (September 7/8), Thunder Bay (September 9), Sault Ste. Marie (September 10), Montreal (September 11 & 12), Ottawa (September 13)
     
    If you want to learn more about the caravan, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/justiceforthepeacecaravan/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELIN...
     
    If you want to take action with Amnesty in solidarity with Treaty 8, please visit: http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1770&ea.campaign.id=...
     
    If you want to donate to help the journey, please visit: https://secure.leadnow.ca/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1694&ea.campaign...
     
     
    Cost: 
    Free
    Fort Saint John, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Montreal and Ottawa Fort Saint John, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Montreal and Ottawa
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