CAMPING IN DALTON'S FRONT YARD:
FIRST NATIONS ACTIVISTS ERECT NINE-METRE TEEPEE ON LAWN OF ONTARIO LEGISLATURE:
Yesterday, four days from this Friday's planned planned national aboriginal day of protest, members of two northern Ontario first nations erected a nine metre high teepee on the front lawn of the Ontario legislature in protest over the Ontario government's collusion with resource corporations that are destroying their tarditional lands. People from the Grassy Narrows First Nation, near Kenora Ontario, have been fighting for many years against the clear cutting carried out by Montreal based forestry giant Abitibi Consolidated. Members of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Nation about 600 kms northwest of Thunder Bay are protesting the actions of the Ontario government is ignoring a court decision and granting mineral exploration rights on their lands. In both cases the traditional way of making a living from the lands occupied by the bands is or will be destroyed by the destruction of the ecosystems on which they depend. None of the economic benefits from these projects ever reach the reserves whose land has been stolen.