Stoney­point re­turns to court Feb. 28

The Mid-North Monitor - - News -

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.”

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