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PRESS RELEASE
Algonquin Nation Chiefs Prepare to Step Up Action to Protect Sacred Area on
Ottawa River From Desecration From Unwanted Condo Development
(Wendake, Wendat Territory/January 27, 2016) Chiefs and Representatives from nine
Algonquin First Nations met today while attending an Assembly of First Nations of
Quebec and Labrador Chiefs Meeting to have a presentation on the proposed
developments for Lebreton Flats and while there they will also discuss their ongoing
opposition to the proposed Windmill Development Condo Project at a sacred waterfront
area on the Ottawa River known by the Algonquins as Akikodjiwan.
The regional (AFNQL) and national (AFN) Chiefs organizations have duly adopted
support resolutions endorsing the position of the nine Algonquin First Nations who
oppose the condo project, inappropriately named by the development company as the
Zibi project the Algonquin word for river.
Only one Algonquin First Nation, Pikwkagann supports the condo project out of the
ten communities that form the Algonquin Nation.
The nine Algonquin First Nations are seeking the return of the sacred waterfront area
and islands to Algonquin control and management as an Algonquin Cultural Heritage
site to maintain a permanent presence in the National Capital Region, which is unceded
Algonquin Territory.
The Algonquin Nation Chiefs are coming to Ottawa on February 5, 2016, for a meeting
with the National Capital Commission regarding the Le Breton Flats land use.
-30FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Verna Polson
Grand Chief
Algonquin Anishinabeg
Nation Tribal Council
819-449-1225
705-358-1639

Lance Haymond
Chief
Eagle Village First Nation
819-627-6884