TREATY RIGHTS LAWSUIT TO STOP RED HILL VALLEY EXPRESSWAYHAMILTON, Ont.: Lawyers representing a Six Nations man are commencing legal action against the City of Hamilton to prevent construction of the proposed expressway though the environmentally significant Red Hill Valley in Hamilton.
Lawyers Murray Klippenstein and Andrew Orkin are representing one of the Iroquois Firepeople who lit the Ancestors' Sacred Fire in the Red Hill Valley in early August 2003. The expressway will violate and destroy Iroquois rights pursuant to a major Treaty between the Five Iroquois Nations and the British Crown of 1701.
The $100 million lawsuit will be announced at a PRESS CONFERENCE at the Worker's Arts and Heritage Centre, 2nd Floor, 51 Stuart Street (immediately east of Bay St.), Hamilton, Ontario at 2 p.m. Thursday November 27, 2003.
this media release is presented here for information purposes, Hamilton Action for Social Change is not a party to the lawsuit (although we are certainly happy to see more people stand up to the city for First Nation's rights!)