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Waterloo, Ontario: Events, Temagami: A First Nations Perspective, Corporate Profits over Native Rights?

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    From: Dan Smoke Temagami: A First Nations Perspective Wednesday, Nov 13 UW Davis Centre room 1302 7 p.m - 9 p.m Come and listen to the struggle
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 9, 2002
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      From: Dan Smoke <dsmoke@...>

      Temagami: A First Nations Perspective
      Wednesday, Nov 13
      UW Davis Centre room 1302
      7 p.m - 9 p.m

      Come and listen to the struggle to protect Temagami by First Nation
      Anishnabai Alex Mathias and Gloria Katt.
      See http://www.ottertooth.com/temagami/History/Characters/amathias.htm

      Located 4 1/2 hours north of Toronto, Temagami is a space for
      ecotourism and home to wolves, black bear and pine marten. Over 100
      bird species such as the pileated woodpecker depend upon Temagami
      forests for their survival. Temagami is a rugged landscape of rocky
      shores, waterfalls, Ontario's highest elevation, and a vast thousand
      year old network of travel portages and routes by lake and river
      opened by the Temagami Anishnabai First Nation.

      Temagami has been a place of controversy over the last 2 decades.
      Environmentalists, ecotourism operators, First Nations, logging
      companies and governments have clashed over their respective rights
      to determine the future of Temagami's wilderness. The Temagami
      wilderness is being threatened by destructive road-building and
      clearcut logging. It is the largest remnant of the old-growth red and
      white pine forests that once covered much of North America. It is the
      basis of the traditional lifestyles and ceremonies of the local First
      Nations Peoples.

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      Corporate Profits over Native Rights?
      Speaking throughout Ontario during the month of November, Waterloo welcomes...

      Nicole Manuel - Native Youth Movement-Secwepemc Chapter
      William "Wolverine" Ignace - Secwepemc Elder

      Tuesday, November 19th, 2002
      7:30 pm
      Biology 1 room 271
      University of Waterloo

      Prison, Probation, Community Service... but what about Aboriginal Title?
      The Secwepemc people are fighting for their traditional land, their
      way of life; trying everything from reports filed with the United
      Nations International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of
      Racial Discrimination (CERD) to the blockading of Sun Peaks Resort
      Road. Youth and Elders, side by side, are standing up against the BC
      government, the RCMP, and the Sun Peaks Corporation and demanding
      justice. Recent court sentences for a summer blockade have not
      dampened their spirits and only serve to focus the struggle and
      expose the systemic racism facing them.

      Co-sponsored by OPIRG-Carleton, OPIRG-Ottawa, OPIRG-McMaster,
      OPIRG-Toronto, OPIRG-Guelph, WPIRG (Waterloo), OPIRG-Peterborough,
      Carleton University Students Association, No One is Illegal,
      Anti-Colonial Working Group - Concordia, QPIRG-Concordia,
      QPIRG-McGill.
      --
      Narina Nagra <narina@...>
      Coordinator of Programming and Volunteer Support

      Waterloo Public Interest Research Group <wpirg.org>
      Student Life Centre Room 2139
      University of Waterloo
      Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1
      Tel: 519.888.4882 / Fax: 519.725.3093 / UW ext. 4882
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