Union of BC Indian Chiefs Executive End 24 Hour Fast

Support for Jailed Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Band Council Growing
PRESS RELEASE
April 15, 2008
Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC – The Executive of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs ended their 24 hour fast this morning at 8:00 am. The fast was a demonstration of support for the jailed Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Band Council members in Ontario.

“We are all on a dangerously steep and slippery slope which leads to the real potential for further turmoil, chaos and violence when a Provincial Government resorts to bullying tactics that lead to the prosecution and jailing of an entire Band Council,” says Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs. “The KI 6 defended the interests and birthright of their children and families rather than signing a court-ordered agreement which would have allowed Platinex Mining unfettered access to their territory.”

“Be assured that the Union of BC Indian Chiefs will continue to fully support the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug and lend any assistance necessary” concluded Grand Chief Phillip.

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Media inquires:
For more information please contact:
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President, Union of BC Indian Chiefs
Office: 604-684-0231 or Cell: 250-490-5314

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Photos:
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The fast begins. Dr. Evan Adams Speaking to Press and Supporters while UBCIC Executive and Chief Lisa Shaver listen.


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The fast ends. UBCIC Fast Participants - (L to R) Don Bain, Chief Robert Shintah, Dakota Holmes, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Chief Lynda Price.

More photos at:
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