Saturday, December 16, 2006

Funding Request to Support Six Nations Land Reclamation

A Funding Appeal Letter from the Coalition in Support of Indigenous Sovereignty-

Dear Friend(s):

As you know, the members of the Six Nations of the Grand River community have been engaged in a land reclamation near Caledonia, Ontario since February 28, 2006. This historic action impacts all First Nations on Turtle Island (North America) and beyond; it has advanced indigenous struggles to a level not seen since the start of colonization.

However, it cannot succeed without your help.

The monthly cost of maintaining the camp over the winter months totals $19,000. This is for fuel to keep the generators going, a snow blower, food, clothing, supplies, etc. A further $10,000 is needed to retain a team of lawyers to defend Onkwehonwe people (indigenous people) who are facing criminal charges for participating in this action.

The Coalition in Support of Indigenous Sovereignty is comprised of diverse solidarity and community groups led by an Indigenous Caucus that has come together to support First Nations Sovereignty on Turtle Island. We are spearheading a campaign to raise $29,000 for the Six Nations Reclamation by December 31, 2006.

Please consider supporting this important action. Every cent collected goes directly to the Reclamation Project.

Cheques can be made payable to Janie Jamieson and mailed to 10 Britain Street, Toronto, ON, M5A 1R6. To donate using a VISA or MC please email or fax 416-598-4468 with the following information:
* Cardholder's name
* Credit card number
* Expiry date
* Amount of donation

Skennon (Peace)