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This was less than two weeks after Ontario Provincial Police had cold-bloodedly murdered Anthony Dudley George in a stand-off over sacred burial grounds at Stoney Point (Ipperwash) on September 6, 1995.
International and domestic outrage over the outrageous Human Rights abuses and state terror employed by the Canadian and British Columbian authorities continues to grow as new shocking revelations emerge of high level of criminal complicity in the summer 1995 operations at Ts'peten (Gustafsen Lake) and Stoney Point (Ipperwash). But so does a massive and coordinated coverup. Moreover, 66 year old Shuswap elder Wolverine and other Ts'peten Defenders remain in prison.
In Honour of these Indigenous Prisoners of War, in memory of Stoney Pointer Dudley George, in outrage over his murder by the police, and to DEMAND AN INQUIRY into all aspects of the 1995 attacks upon Indigenous Peoples at Gustafsen Lake and Ipperwash WE DECLARE SEPTEMBER 17, 1997 TO BE AN INTERNATIONAL DAY OF E-MAIL ACTION.
We ask that you send the following message on September 17:
To: Jean Chretien, Prime Minister of Canada Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Faxing by email: remote-printer.Jean_Chretien@16139416900.iddd.tpc.int Ujjal Dosanjh, Attorney General & Human Rights Minister, British Columbia Email: email@example.com Charles Harnick, Attorney-General/Minister of Native Affairs, Ontario Faxing by email: remote-printer.Charles_Harnick@14163264016.iddd.tpc.intWe demand that you order a full and comprehensive public inquiry into all aspects of the Gustafsen and Ipperwash matters, including your own involvement. We demand the release of the Ts'peten prisoners. We demand an end to Canadian colonialism and genocide.
FOR TRUTH, JUSTICE AND DECOLONIZATION
"The allegations of police and government wrong-doings are so serious that there is no question there should be a public inquiry..."
-- Canadian Forum: April '97
"The rush to sweep the Gustafsen Lake and Ipperwash affairs out of the news the moment the physical standoffs were removed, shows all the signs of a classic coverup."
-- Canadian Dimension: Dec. '95
"...these actions unambiguously qualify as genocide."
-- KOLA Belgium to PM Chretien Apr. '97
"Therefore be it resolved that the Chiefs in Assembly support the demand for a full and comprehensive public inquiry into all aspects of the Gustafsen Lake and Ipperwash matters..."
-- Assembly of First Nations Draft Resolution Aug.'97
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