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Kitchenuhmaykoosib People Continue the Fight for Their Land
In response to the imprisonment of indigenous leaders who protested illegal mining, the KI Council bans federal and provincial politicians, and all mining companies, from their Homelands See also: Ontario Jails Aboriginal Leaders for Peacefully Opposing Mining on Native Land PRESS RELEASE, March 20, 2008 Kitchenuhmaykoosib, Ontario - We are saddened today that our leaders have been jailed for contempt and they're there for what they strongly believe – to protect Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) Homelands! As a result of our community assembly on March 18, 2008, the present Chief and Council notably, Chief Donny Morris, Deputy Chief Jack McKay, Head Councillor Cecilia Begg, Councillors Samuel McKay and Darryl Sainnawap are still our leaders and are deemed equivalent as leaders in exile as expressed by the people of Kitchenuhmaykoosib. One band member, Bruce Sakakeep is also in jail for contempt as well. The remaining Council members Susan Nanokeesic, Kenny Martin and Angus McKay are