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info on Speakers from the Dene Su'lene Peace Camp

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  • Ishgooda
    From: Don ... 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
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      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
      details)
      7:00pm
      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
      land.

      Donations of food, clothing or money for the camp will be gladly
      accepted and would be greatly appreciated.
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