Update: hearing will be held in courtroom 4-2 at 361 University Ave.
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The Ontario Sixties Scoop Steering Committee cordially invites you to join Chief Marcia Martel (Brown) of the Beaverhouse First Nation, and former Chief Wilmer Nadjiwon and former Band Councillor Howard Jones, both of the Chippewas Nawash First Nation, as they pay homage to the law of Canada at the final day of the summary judgment hearing before the Honourable Justice Edward Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
Brown v Canada, now in its 8th year of court litigation, is the only case on the matter of an historic anomaly to do with an alleged 16,000 culturally displaced children and the only case of its kind to have been certified as a class proceeding. It is also the first and only case in the western law world to raise an issue about a democratic state and whether what it did raises questions about the cultural genocide of its First Nations’ peoples. Canada’s counsel has argued in Court, after all, that whatever duty the federal Crown had to its First Nations, it did not ever include the protection of their cultural identity.
Reception follows the hearing on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 which is to commence at 10:00 a.m. at 361 University Avenue in Toronto. Guests are urged to come early to pass through security and secure a seat. The day will bring about live evidence, testimony of each of former Chief Nadjiwon and Band Councillor, Howard Jones. Chief Nadjiwon is 95 years old. His daughter very much worries about his health and her father’s decision to give evidence. We are honoured with his presence and that of former Band Councillor, Howard Jones.
If you would like to receive a copy of the affidavit which is their evidence, click here for that of Chief Nadjiwon and here for that of Howard Jones, or send us a request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the lawyer said in Court on August 23, 2016, and said it in our language, we must make sure this does not ever happen again to any people’s children.
Ontario Sixties Scoop Steering Committee