info on Speakers from the Dene Su'lene Peace Camp
- From: Don <dbain@...>
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Subject: Re: info on Speakers from the Dene Su'lene Peace Camp
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 23:19:17 -0700
From: "Bryer R. Manwell" <bmanwell@...>
FYI (please distribute widely if you are inclined)
re: Speakers from the Dene Su'lene Peace Camp in Cold Lake, Alberta
Wednesday, August 8th, Calgary Alberta
(they will be speaking in Edmonton on Tusday night, please e-mail me for
Old Y Centre Common Room
223 12th Avenue SW
Grassroots traditionalists from the Dene Su'lene First Nation near Cold
Lake, Alberta, have set up a peace camp to protest the loss of their
land. Speakers from the camp will travel to Calgary to shed light on the
situation in Cold Lake and the issues of their resistance.
A group of grassroots traditionalists of the Dene Su'lene people have
set up a peace camp near the Primrose Air Weapons Range near Cold Lake,
Alberta. They are asserting their inherent title to the land - land that
was taken from them in 1952 by an act of Parliament designed to 'borrow'
it for use by the military. The land is also being used by
petrochemical companies such as Alberta Energy Company who are reaping
mega profits from oil extraction at the expense of future generations.
The land has never been returned to the Dene Su'lene, and the federal
government wants to settle the land claim with an offer of $25 million
and a fractional 5,000 acres of the over 2 million acres that was once
their winter hunting, trapping and burial grounds. The group has decided
to reject the offer and have decided to assert their right to the land
in it's entirety. These traditionalists view this offer as an insult and
as of June 3rd, 2001, have set up a camp to protest the loss of their
Donations of food, clothing or money for the camp will be gladly
accepted and would be greatly appreciated.