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All people are invited to visit Six Nations to celebrate the reclamation action and educate themselves on the issues.
BUS LEAVES rain or shine:
11am, Sunday May 21
Outside OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto
St. George subway station, Bedford Rd. exit, one block west
Food & transportation provided free
Bus departs Six Nations at 7pm the same day.
PLEASE BOOK SEATS AHEAD OF TIME
For more information or to book a seat on the bus contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave a contact name, phone number and the number of seats required.
If you can donate food and supplies for this trip, or help prepare food contact email@example.com.
On February 28, 2006 members of the Six Nations of the Grand River community peacefully took possession of a tract of land that had been illegally sold by the province to the Henco Corporation for the purpose of building a residential complex. Henco proceeded to remove the topsoil, fill in the creek flowing through the property and construct homes.
No traditional leader at Six Nations gave permission for this land to be sold or developed. In addition, this territory is currently included in an unresolved land claim and under federal law cannot be sold or developed.
In the early morning hours of April 20, 2006 the OPP, armed with tasers, pepper spray and automatic weapons, attacked the camp. Elders, children and women were assaulted. Fifteen people were arrested. However, the Six Nations Community retook the camp and walked the OPP off their territory. They also blocked all roads leading into the tract of land in an act of self-defense.
Negotiations are currently underway between members of the Six Nations Confederacy (traditional government) and the federal and provincial governments. A 90 day moratorium suspending further development or police actions is currently in effect. Six Nations community members continue to peacefully occupy their territory.
If you join us on this bus trip please consider making a donation to the Six Nations Reclamation. The following is a list of food and supplies needed.
Sponsored by: Al-Awda Palestinian Right to Return Coalition, Arab Students Collective U of T, CKLN Community Radio, Coalition in Support of Indigenous Sovereignty-Indigenous Caucus, CUPE 3903, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, No One is Illegal, Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid