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Activists from Standing Rock and Unist’ot’en to speak about water protection

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 9:30am

TORONTO – The Lakota woman who has helped make international headlines by blocking the construction of an oil pipeline in Standing Rock, North Dakota, will talk about her environmental activism during an event in Toronto on the evening of Friday, May 5

Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
Time: 6 to 9 p.m.
Place: OPSEU Union Lounge, 31 Wellesley St., Toronto

LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard, who founded the Sacred Stone Camp in Standing Rock in April 2016, will be one of the speakers during the May 5 event, which is being sponsored by the OPSEU Indigenous Mobilization Team, Idle No More Toronto, and the Law Union of Ontario.

Also speaking will be Freda Huson from the Unist’ot’en Camp in British Columbia, which was established in 2015 to prevent the construction of pipelines through Wet’suwet’en territory near Prince Rupert.

For more information, contact Crystal Sinclair at 416-706-2387 or