Stoneypoint returns to court Feb. 28
A day prior to his bail hearing Stoneypoint released a statement through his lawyer to supporters and the public:
“As a representative of Bawating water protectors, my only wish is to activate my ceremonial being in defense of land and waters through peaceful means. I am not an activist, I am an Anishinaabe man working to protect the land for future generations. I thank all of my supporters working towards same future for all on Turtle Island. Tomorrow at 10:30 a.m., I will receive decision on my bail hearing”
Stoneypoint will return to court in Percé, Quebec on Feb. 28 where a decision as to how the case would proceed would be made at the preliminary hearing.
More than $1,000 was raised at the fundraising event this month in Sagamok. Stoneypoint lives in Ottawa, but calls Sagamok home.
In the meantime, with his next court appearance looming, Stoneypoint expressed his gratitude for the support he received from his community:
“It all comes back to home. That is where our nation-building must happen; not in Ottawa or in fancy hotels. That is where the language is strongest and where our ancestors are buried. To see my family organize the fundraiser and to have the community out to support the cause is a huge affirmation of my beliefs in Anishnawbek nation-building as done from home.”