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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Toronto Public Meeting: Six Nations Information Session

SIX NATIONS INFORMATION SESSION & UPDATE

7pm, Monday May 29, 2006
OISE auditorium
252 Bloor Street West
St. George subway station, Bedford Rd. exit, one block west
Toronto

Speakers:

JACQUELINE HOUSE
(Cayuga, Six Nations of the Grand River) was one of the people who planned the reclamation of Kanenhstaton (the protected place) and has been camped on the land since Day 1. She will provide some background information to the action as well as an update.

DOREEN SILVERSMITH (Cayuga, Six Nations of the Grand River) will report on the results of her trip to the United Nations in Geneva where she presented
on the Reclamation of Kanenhstaton.

PETER HILL (Onandaga, Six Nations of the Grand River) is a Native Studies specialist and will provide historical information on what has happened to
the territories of the Grand River community.

SALVADOR GALLEGOS-SANTINOLI (Mapuche) works with the "Mapuche and Campesino Front of Resistance". He will address the urgent situation regarding the
Mapuche Political Prisoners, young leaders active in reclaiming much needed ancestral land from privately owned forestry corporations favoured by the government. These leaders were tried as terrorists for defending with their bare hands what is rightfully their community's ancestral land.

The event is free but cash or cheque donations to the Six Nations reclamation efforts will be accepted. Cheques should be made out to Janie Jamieson.



Organized by:
Al-Awda Palestinian Right to Return Coalition, Arab Students
Collective-U of T, CKLN Community Radio, Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid, Coalition in Support of Indigenous Sovereignty-Indigenous Caucus, CUPE 3903, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, Ontario Public Interest Research Group, New Socialist Group, No One is Illegal, Sumoud

1 comment(s):

Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend the information session by Jacqueline House.

If somebody would ask the following questions, though, I would appreciate hearing how Ms. House answers.

With regards to the archeological dig at the reclamation site, the developer paid to have an archeological survey completed. Since then, they claim that a dowswer was able to locate bodies on the site. A dowser was normally used to find water. (I have even seen my dad try to do it.) However, I and many other people more knowledgeable than myself have never heard of it to locate bones. The protesters dug up the bones of what was later confirmed by an aboriginal RN as "not human". However, they insist that over 3000 people are buried there.

When did a dowser become a predictable method of locating bones? Do our search and rescue people know about this as I am sure it would be a valuable asset to them to use something that would be a simple and cost effective tool in their line of work?

Why did over 3000 people die between the years of approximately 1775 when the Mohawks arrived in the area and 1845 when it was eventually sold to the first whiteman? There must have been some form of epidemic. Has it been confirmed what caused this epidemic? At that time, there were approximately 400 people living in the Caledonia area, and there does not seem to be a proportionate number of deaths in the white population at that time.

Why were these bones of 3000 people not uncovered when the landmovers came in to prepare for the subdivions...there should have been bones all over the place. (I am familiar with the area, those landmovers were digging fairly deeply.)

If in fact, it was a sacred burial ground, as Ms. House states, why have the natives been able to roar around on their ATV's and to top it all off, dump tons of gravel on their ancestors to build a new road last Sunday.

I am looking forward to a post from someone with regards to these pertinent questions as I am certain Ms. House will be more than willing to enlighten us.

By Blogger localyokel, at 10:19 PM  

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