Stoney Point Trial Update - Dec 12 / 96


Stoney Point First Nation #43 -- Aazhoodenaang Enjibaajig

For Immediate Release - Thursday, December 12, 1996

posted by Anti-Colonial Action Alliance


On Wednesday, December 11, 1996 the pre-trial against five members of the Stoney Point First Nation began at 10 am in the Sarnia Provincial Court House.

However, because the new legal team of Jeff House and Bob Kellermann still do not have access to the Special Investigation Unit (S.I.U.) Report, the pre-trial was adjourned yet again to December 23, 1996 at 10am.

In the meantime, to ensure that the Stoney Pointers are properly defended, it is hoped that full disclosures, all audio-visual materials, and copies of all pertinent reports including the S.I.U. Report will be acquired.

The Aazhoodenaang Enjibaajig indigenous rights to life, justice and self-determination can no longer be ignored. The struggle to gain respect and honour for these rights continues to be waged. It is within the context of the Stoney Point People asserting their indigenous rig hts to their territory that all of the charges have been laid as part of an overall campaign of criminalization and genocide.

There are three remaining charges of forcible entering the park (Stoney Point) in is located the Stoney Point pumphouse. Other charges include assault with a deadly weapon (a vehicle), assault causing bodily harm, mischief, failing to appear, damage to a vehicle over $5000.00, dangerous operation of a vehicle, possession of a barrel-shaped weapon, and even one charge of poss ession of a piece of wood!

Anthony O'Brien "Dudley" George was shot and killed by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP); yet the Stoney Pointers are charged with mischief! Is the Queen's property (a vehicle) more important than the lives of the Stoney Point People? Obviously to all the Queen's men it is!

Some of these charges stem back as far as June 1995 as the Stoney Pointers assert their indigenous rights to their Aazhoodena Territory. many of the other charges relate to the September 6, 1995 confrontation when the police attacked the unarmed men, women and children at Stoney Point resulting in the shooting death of Anthony O'Brien "Dudley" George.

For more information contact:
Marcia Simon
RR #1, Forest, Ont., Canada N0N 1J0
Phone: (519) 786-4052
Fax: (519) 786-6642

Five self-determining Stoney Pointers still standing in a row.
House & Kellermann request that SIU report so justice can flow:
Maybe by December 23; then dates for trials they will know.
Self-determination for Stoney Point leads to "standing in a row!"
- Marcia F. Simon

***Any typos are from the retyping of the news release***

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