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Call out for Court Support November 27th

Wednesday November 27th 10am
Cayuga Courthouse, 55 Munsee St. N., Cayuga

                                   Rides leave from Keele Subway, Toronto at 8:15 am                                       

Cayuga Court House, Summer 2013

Cayuga Court House, Summer 2013

                                                                     See below for info for other cities.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/442024162563941/

Support Six Nations land defender Theresa “Toad” Jamieson at the Cayuga courthouse on Wednesday November 27th at 10am.

At the last court date, Toad “read Deskaheh’s last speech in its entirety to the court. She spoke of the past and present strategies used by the Canadian government in attempting to assimilate and disorganize traditional societies and to annihilate entire nations and their relationship to their land. Her statement emphasized the injustice found in the imposition of colonial law against a people, a confederacy of original nations, living on their own land, and following their own system of laws – the Great Peace”.  Read more: http://tworowtimes.com/news/local/toad-has-her-day-in-court/

On Wednesday Nov.27th, we will show support for and celebrate the strength of Toad and all other criminalized land defenders who only continue to fight. We will hear the final submissions to the court.

Toad has been defending Indigenous land rights and Kanonhstaton, the Six Nations Reclamation site, ever since the land near Caledonia, ON was reclaimed by Six Nations in February 2006. Toad is being dragged through the courts because of charges stemming from anti-Native rights activist Gary McHale’s provocations. (See below for more info).

Toad is defending herself in court, asserting that the Canadian justice system violates both the Two Row Wampum treaty and the rightful law – the Great Law of Peace – of the stolen land on which the courthouse stands.

Since 2006, hundreds of thousands of dollars have gone towards policing and court costs for McHale’s actions which result in criminalizing Indigenous women, such as Toad, for defending the land and responding to direct racism. The Two Row Society wants to call attention to the discrepancy between this approach and the complete lack of government resources dedicated to a national public inquiry into the hundreds of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

As Toad fights for the land, she fights for all of us. Packing the court with supporters, sends a powerful message. Join us!

-The Two Row Society, First Nations Solidarity Working Group, The Two Row Society #FreeToad

If you can drive or need a ride from any of these cities:

cities, please contact:

Toronto
Sara 416-708 9300 sara_howdle@yahoo.ca

Niagara
Dylan 289-969-5730 dylanjamespowell@gmail.com

Kitchener-Waterloo
Kalin 226-600-5245 krstacey@gmail.com

Hamilton
Laura 416-888-9704 lauralepper@gmail.com

 

Additional info:

·   In reaction to the Six Nations reclamation of 2006, Gary McHale and his followers, under the name of Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality, set about a campaign against what they call “native lawlessness,” “land claim terrorism,” and “race-based policing”.

·   Beginning in October 2006, McHale has been trying to force his way onto Kanonhstaton. On February 18, 2012, McHale succeeded in entering Kanonhstaton, with a small escort of OPP. Toad and several other Haudenosaunee land defenders were charged as a result of their anger at his racism and his trespassing on Kanonhstaton.

·    In 2009, leaders of CANACE played leading roles in trying to establish a “Caledonia Militia” to stop land defenders.

·   In 2012, several Six Nations land defenders have faced charges as a result of the actions of McHale and the Ontario Provincial Police.


The Two Row Society

Twitter: @TwoRowSociety
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