For Immediate Release - Saturday, October 26, 1996 posted by Anti-Colonial Action Alliance to sovernet-L
The five members of the Stoney Point First Nation who have charges against them stemming from the defence of their territory appeared in the Sarnia court house again yesterday.
They have officially retained Colin A. Browne as their defence lawyer. Browne requested that a pre-trial begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday October 29, 1996. This request was reluctantly agreed to by the Judge and the Crown who said he was wringing his hands in frustration because next week is now set for a pre-trial when the trials were supposed to be held this week.
Mr. Browne and a team of Toronto lawyers will be meeting this weekend to review the extensive disclosures received today-- one case alone has fifteen volumes consisting of approximately 350 pages per volume.
The question of the Ontario Government's jurisdiction in Aazhoodena territory has been raised by the Stoney Point defendants in court. It is within the context of the Stoney Point People asserting their indigenous rights to their territory that all of the criminal charges have been laid. The Stoney Point struggle for self-determination continues.
For more information contact:Marcia Simon
Phone: (519) 786-4052
Fax: (519) 786-6642
There should have been five Stoney Pointers standing in a row
One was forcefully detained in London so he couldn't show
But Colin Browne from Toronto for travelling needs the dough
To proudly defend the five Stoney Pointers standing in a row...- Marcia F. Simon