Pimicikamak

May 03, 2007 16:46 ET

PIMICIKAMAK SHOW OF POWER AT JENPEG DAM

Hydro Treaty Not Fullfilled - Manitoba Election Issue

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor CROSS LAKE/MANITOBA/HYDRO--(CCNMatthews - May 3, 2007) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

May 3, 2007

PIMICIKAMAK SHOW OF POWER AT JENPEG DAM

On Thursday, May 10, from 10 am to 2 pm, Pimicikamak and its supporters, including other indigenous parties to the Northern Flood Agreement, will stage a show of power at Jenpeg dam near Cross Lake.

This is the next stage in Pimicikamak's fight to take back what has been and continues to be taken from it - its rights, its lands, waters, way of life, and dignity. Enough is enough.

Pimicikamak is mobilizing support and action for justice, and for protection of the boreal waters and environment.

This is a Manitoba election issue. Pimicikamak has put the governments of Manitoba and Canada, the parties running in the Manitoba election to be held May 22, and Manitoba Hydro, on notice of its demands for just resolutions and its intent to see this through. The notice is attached, and explains all.

We invite all media to attend to cover the event on May 10. This is the launch of the next phase. We will never give up.

For inquiries about the event and Pimicikamak's intentions and actions, please contact:

Kate Kempton, legal counsel, at 416-571-6775 (cell), 416-981-9374 (office), kkempton@oktlaw.com

Tommy Monias, Secretary to the Councils of Pimicikamak Okimawin, 204-676-2218 (office), 204-676-3120 (home)

Chief John Miswagon of Pimicikamak Okimawin, 204-676-2218 (office), 204-676-3939 (home), 204-679-0852 (cell, which does not work in Cross Lake but will work if the Chief is in Winnipeg)
/For further information: Tommy Monias, Secretary to the Councils of Pimicikamak Okimawin, 204-676-2218 (office), 204-676-3120 (home)

Chief John Miswagon of Pimicikamak Okimawin, 204-676-2218 (office), 204-676-3939 (home), 204-679-0852 (cell, works in Winnipeg)/ IN: ECONOMY, ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT, FISHERIES, MINING

Contact Information

  • Kate Kempton, Legal Counsel
    Primary Phone: 416-571-6775
    Secondary Phone: 416-981-9374