Prisoner Justice Day Talk with Francine “Flower” Doxtator - Indigenous
Resistance and the political repression of Indigenous Land Defenders
Friday, August 10, 2012
Artspace (378 Aylmer St. N.)
Sustained Engagements and Community & Race Relations Committee (CRRC) are honoured to host a local talk with Francine “Flower” Doxtator, grandmother and Haudenosaunee Land Defender, who will be outlining her experiences with Land Reclamation Actions and the subsequent criminalization and targeting she has faced for exercising her treaty rights.
Flower took part in the walk for “Peace, Respect, and Friendship” on April 28th 2012 to raise awareness of Six Nations Land Rights in Grand
River and to bring atte ntion to the broken treaties of the two-row wampum. The OPP claimed her participation in this demonstration was a breach of her conditions, stemming from charges incurred by a confrontation between a group of Elders and infamous racist, Gary McHale (who had the support of the OPP) at Kanonhstaton, the “Protected Place” – a Six Nations reclamation site in Caledonia, in February of 2012. Flower is still not legally allowed to return to Kanonhstaton and in order to avoid jail she had to agree to live with her surety in Toronto - away
from her home, her community and friends, her daughter, and her four grandchildren.
This event is being organized in commemoration of Prisoner Justice Day (PJD) on August 10, 2012. PJD marks the day that Eddie Nalon, a man who was incarcerated by the Canadian State, took his own life in 1974 when faced with the ongoing torment of forced segregation. PJD, a now internationally-recognized day of action, has since been earmarked as a day of protest by prisoners, prison abolitionists and their allies
in honour of all those who have died unnatural deaths while incarcerated by the Canadian State.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
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