For Immediate Release Wednesday June 30, 2021
An Indigenous Land Defender from Chimnissing Anishinabek (Beausoleil First Nation) who has set up an encampment in Thunder Beach, Tiny ON for a week to create awareness of a unceeded territory in which the Crown- Indigneous Relations Minister has a cottage on has announced a rally-march for July 1, 2021.
The Rally is to provide a platform for voices from the local Indigneous Community to educate the non-indigneous in a non confrontational way who are occupying missapropriated lands of the Chippewas of Lakes Huron and Simcoe, (Beausoleil, Rama and Gerigian Island First Nations) The Event also is a demonstration of reoccupying territories in the spirit of the Land Back Movement and holding space to be a visible representation of Indigenous Sovereingty.
Confirmed Indigenous Speakers are Anishinabe Grandmother’s and Young Women who will talk after the march on topics such as Intergenerational Trauma from Residential Schools, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Clan Governing Structures, History of the Area and Constitutional Issues. Drummers will share songs and a feast is being provided in protocol of covid precautions.
The encampment erected by Chimnissing Anishinabek community member Johnny Hawk termed the occupation a mobile Heritage Centre and has been set up for over a week and has been educating the local non-indigenous and building a movement with local Beach Rights Activists. The March will begin from Church of St Florence, 150 Green Point Rd, Thunder Beach Tiny, ON to Thunder Beach Dock Company, West Shore Drive to hear Indigenous Speakers from the Georgian Bay Area.
For more info contact: Johnny Hawke @ 705 529 3676