Lubicon Lake Indian Nation
Little Buffalo Lake, AB
3536 - 106 Street
Edmonton, AB T6J 1A4
November 13, 1992
The Austrian Society for Endangered Peoples has nominated the Lubicon Lake Indian Nation and Lubicon Chief Bernard Ominayak for the prestigious Bruno Kreisky Human Rights Award. Such recognition of the Lubicon people and Chief Ominayak is not only well deserved but would help redress the frightful odds faced by the Lubicon people in their continuing up-hill struggle to achieve respect for their human rights and the human rights of indigenous people everywhere.
Letters supporting the Lubicon nomination have been requested and should mention the courageous struggle of this small indigenous society to survive the well documented efforts of both levels of Canadian Government and dozens of multi-national resource exploitation companies to steal indigenous lands and resources, the international recognition which the Lubicon people have achieved as evidenced by the conclusions of such respected international bodies as the World Council of Churches (which charged possible genocidal consequences) and the UN Human Rights Committee (which found that the Lubicons couldn't achieve effective legal or political redress within Canada), the widely recognized and respected role of the Lubicons and particularly Lubicon Chief Ominayak in the international struggle to achieve respect for the human rights of indigenous people everywhere, and the great poignancy of giving the prestigious Bruno Kreisky Human Rights Award to an indigenous people in the International Year of Indigenous People.
Letters supporting the Lubicon nomination should be sent as soon as possible to:
Bruno Kreisky Menschenrechtsstiftung
Attn. Director Alfred Stroer