Coyote Information Service: Letter to Brian Mulroney and Resolution


Date: 8/13/91

This is a letter that the Euromeeting sent to Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister of Canada:

The 7th European Meeting of North American Indian Support Groups, July 15 - 20th, Stadtroda, Thuringia, Germany

Stadtroda, July 18, 1991


Hon. Brian Mulroney

Prime Minister of Canada

House of Commons

Ottawa, ON K1A OA6


Dear Sir,

being well informed on the situation the attached resolution refers to, we would like to express our deepest concern about the ongoing violation of Lubicon Lake Indian Nation's rights through both, the Canadian Federal and Albertan Governments.

Also we would like to let you know, whatever action your governments will undertake in this respect will be very closely monitored and acted upon appropriately.

Yours sincerely

Bernd Damisch

Chairperson of the Meeting

cc: Takashi Saito, Chairman, Daishowa Japan

Tom Hamaoka, Vice-President, Daishowa, Canada

J. Chretien, Leader of the Opposition, Ottawa

A. McLaughlin, NDP

E. Blondin, M.P.

R. Skelly, M.P.

P. Martin

J. Fulton

D. Getty, Premier of Alberta

R. Martin

L. Decore

B. Hawkesworth, MLA

N. Taylor

J. McInnis

G. Mitchell

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Date: 8/13/91

The 7th European Meeting of North American Indian Support Groups July, 15 - 20th 1991, Stadtroda, Thuringia, Germany

Resolution on Daishowa and the Lubicon Lake Indian Nation

WHEREAS the people of the Lubicon Lake Indian Nation have never ceded ownership of their traditional territory in any legally or historically recognized way;

AND WHEREAS the Governments of Canada and Alberta claim jurisdiction over traditional Lubicon Territory with no apparent legal or historical justification;

AND WHEREAS the Goverments of Canada and Alberta have sought to impose their questionable jurisdiction over unceded Lubicon territory by, among other things, selling Lubicon natural resources;

AND WHEREAS over the past 15 years the Goverments of Canada and Alberta have sold the right to exploit Lubicon oil resources to dozens of oil companies, whose massive exploitation activities have destroyed the traditional Lubicon hunting and trapping economy and threatened the very existence of the Lubicon Lake Indian Nation;

AND WHEREAS the Governments of Canada and Alberta have now sold the trees from the unceded Lubicon territory to a Japanese forestry company named Daishowa;

AND WHEREAS Daishowa plans to start clear-cutting huge parts of the unceded Lubicon Territory as early as this fall, which, if those plans are acted upon, will almost certainly assure the complete destruction and extinction of the traditional Lubicon society;

NOW THEREFORE, we, the participants of the 7th European Meeting of North American Indian Support Groups, representing Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and various aboriginal nations and organizations, do hereby demand that Daishowa not take advantage of the jurisdictional dispute between the Governments of Canada and the Lubicon Indian Nation for it`s own economic benefit and stay out of the traditional Lubicon territory until the jurisdictional dispute between both levels of Canadian Government and the Lubicon Lake Indian Nation is satisfactorily resolved.

Moved by: Peter Schwarzbauer, Society for Threatened Peoples, Austria

Seconded by: Oliver Kluge, Big Mountain Aktionsgruppe, Germany

Passed: Unanimously

Chairman of the Meeting: Bernd Damisch


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