A week after they were sequestered, the jury is still out in the trial of the 18 persons charged in connection with the 1995 siege of sacred Sundance and burial grounds on unceded Shuswap territory at Ts'peten (Gustafsen Lake) in central "British Columbia".
Yesterday, the jury delayed deliberations until 1:00 pm so that several members could attend church. Six jurors in the company of a dputy sheriff were observed walking the courthouse grounds late in the afternoon.
Defendant Flo Sampson was told by assistant Crown counsel Jennifer Fawcus that she thought it was "going to be a hung jury".
Shuswap elder Wolverine, held in jail since 1995, told S.I.S.I.S. that the 10 month trial has "revealed a conspiracy between the judges and the RCMP enforcement arm. The international community must intervene to expose the great fraud, theft and genocide Canada and BC are committing against our people."
Canadians are urged to demand that candidates in the upcoming federal election commit to a comprehensive, independent, public inquiry into the Canadian authorities' armed attacks on aboriginal peoples at Ts'peten (Gustafsen Lake) and Stoney Point (Ipperwash) in 1995.
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Ts'peten Defence Committee spokespeople:
Bill Lightbown - Phone: (604) 251-4949
Splitting the Sky - Phone/Fax: (604) 543-9661