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SUPPORT CHIPPEWAS OF THE THAMES FIRST NATION, SOLIDARITY DINNER – ‘WATER IS LIFE’
On November 30th the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) is going to the Supreme Court of Canada to assert their rights as an Indigenous community. The community, near London, Ontario, is challenging the Canadian government to recognise and uphold the Crown’s treaty obligations with regard to an industrial project on their traditional territory. Their court case comes as a response to the failure of the Canadian government to consult Chippewas of the Thames First Nation on Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline reversal project which went online last November and is set to transport tar sands dilbit. Despite a complete lack of consultation with Chippewas of the Thames and the community’s objections to the project, the Canadian government allowed the project to go ahead, breaching their duty towards Indigenous nations as outlined in the Canadian constitution. Find out more here: https://chippewassolidarity.
COTTFN needs your support to raise funds. Going to the Supreme Court of Canada is a very expensive process! Join us for a solidarity dinner ‘Water is Life’ on SATURDAY NOV. 19TH, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
The Quaker Peace and Social Action Committee and Toronto 350 are hosting a dinner in solidarity with COTTFN on Saturday November 19th. Please join us to enjoy a delicious indigenous-inspired meal. You will hear from Myeengun Henry of Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Judy Rebick, women’s drum group, and singer-songwriter Eve Goldberg.
(with thanks to Karma Food Co-op and Metro for food donations)
Tickets: $50 regular, $20 for students, seniors, low income, $75 supporting, $250 table of 6
Email: COTTFNdinner@toronto350.org for more information or to reserve your seats – today!
RSVP by: Thursday November 17th.
The stakes in this case are really high. This case could decide what Indigenous consultation on proposed energy projects looks like, hopefully shaping the future of energy development in Canada and beyond for the better. We have been called to support financially and by being present in support – both if you can! If you cannot make it to this event your contribution is still very much needed:
Contribute to the expensive legal fees which Chippewas of the Thames First Nation are incurring: https://www.gofundme.com/
And go to Ottawa for November 30th. Buses from Toronto on November 29th, return on the 30th, $50. Please see the link for demo info here:https://www.facebook.com/
For accommodation in Ottawa contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Other upcoming fundraisers in ontario https://chippewassolidarity.