Lubicon Lake Indian Nation
Little Buffalo Lake, AB
3536 - 106 Street
Edmonton, AB T6J 1A4
January 11, 1992
The January 07, 1992, arraignment of eight Lubicons charged with the raid on the Buchanan lumber camp has now been put over to February 3rd, due to failure on the part of the court to provide a promised Cree interpreter.
Attached for your information is a related newspaper article.
THE EDMONTON JOURNAL, Saturday, January 11, 1992
REQUEST FOR CREE INTERPRETER DELAYS SETTING ARSON TRIAL DATE
Setting of trial dates for eight accused in a 1990 arson case has been put over to Feb. 3 in Peace River provincial court.
The eight, all members of the Lubicon Indian Band, along with five others, are charged with arson that destroyed $25,000 worth of equipment in November 1990 at a Buchanan Lumber logging camp near High Prairie, 270 km northwest of Edmonton. The logging company is under contract to the Daishowa pulp mill in Peace River.
A trial date was to be set in Court of Queen's Bench Tuesday for the eight but that was postponed when defence counsel asked the court to provide a Cree interpreter.
Proceedings have been delayed by numerous legal challenges at the preliminary hearings, held last December.