Long-awaited negotiations between the Lubicon Cree of Alberta and the Canadian government start this June, to finally settle the Lubicon's land rights after close to sixty years of broken government promises.
To support the current negotiations between the government of Canada and the Lubicon Lake Nation, and at the request of the Lubicon, the Aboriginal Rights Coalition (Project North) is calling on people of faith from around the world to form a chain of prayer.
YOU can participate in the chain by praying regularly that effective negotiations will lead quickly to a just resolution of this long standing conflict. Prayers will continue until an agreement is reached. Prayers are requested for the negotiators for all parties (the Lubicon, the federal and the provincial governments) and for the Lubicon people.
You can participate by registering with the Mennonite Central Committee (address below) for $10. In return, you will receive information about the prayer chain and regular updates about the Lubicon struggle and the negotiations. If you register, the Lubicon Lake Nation Women's Circle will also make three moose hide chain links for you: one link will be sent to you, one link will be added to the chain displayed in the Lubicon community throughout negotiations, and one link will be added to a chain presented to Indian Affairs Minister Ron Irwin.
To register for the prayer chain, contact:
The Mennonite Central Committee of Canada
134 Plaza Drive
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Telephone (204) 261-6381
Fax (204) 269-9875
Posted by Lorraine Land, National Co-Chair Aboriginal Rights Coalition (ARC).
ARC is a coalition of national churches in Canada working in partnership with regional networks and Aboriginal groups across Canada.
You can contact ARC at <firstname.lastname@example.org>