END MI’KMAQ WARRIORS’ SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

by Reclaim Turtle Island, November 20, 2013New Brunswick Mi'kmaq free our warriors

FREEDOM FOR LAND DEFENDERS AND POLITICAL PRISONERS OF WAR

Southeastern Regional Correctional Centre in so-called New Brunswick has just placed Germain “Junior” Breau, 22, into solitary confinement. This is part of the ongoing mistreatment of Indigenous peoples inside of the Prison Injustice System, and a slap in the face to Land Defenders and Warriors standing up for the peoples against fracking.

Germain was arrested on the violent raid by RCMP on Oct. 17th, has been held in detention without trial ever since. The RCMP continues to enforce the violation of treaties and the colonial courts continue to abuse the Indigenous peoples of these territories who defend the water and the land. Contact the Superintendent Jonah Brian to demand Germain’s release from solitary.

“ Our warriors are still being mistreated in the system, JUSTICE for our political prisoners of war.” Suzanne Patles, member of the Mi’kmaq Warrior Society

CALL SUPERINTENDENT JONAH BRIAN – Demand Germaine Jr Breau is released from solitary confinement! (506) 532-7885

Also contact:

New Brunswick Premier, David Alward: 506 453 2144

Demand:

  • Mi’kmaq Warrior Germain Jr Breau released from solitary confinement
  • Mi’kmaq inherent and treaty rights and title be respected by the Province
  • A complete moratorium on shale gas exploration

Federal Minister of Justice, Peter McKay: 613 992 6022

Demand:

  • Germain “Junior” Breau, Mi’kmaq Warrior be released from solitary confinement
  • End the use of solitary confinement in Correctional facilities
  • End systemic discrimination against Indigenous peoples in the Prison Injustice System

http://reclaimturtleisland.com/2013/11/20/end-mikmaq-warriors-solitary-confinement/

Trial dates set for pair of shale gas protestors

Aaron Francis trial set for Dec. 12, Germain Junior Breau trial set for Dec. 18

Jason Chevrier, 919 News, Nov 15, 2013

MONCTON, N.B. – A pair of shale gas protestors will go to trial next month on a number of charges stemming from violent clashes with police near Rexton in October.

Aaron Francis and Germain Junior Breau have pleaded not guilty to all charges against them.

Francis is accused of six offenses including assaulting a police officer and mischief.

His trial will be on December 12.

Breau is accused of four offenses including pointing a firearm at a person and holding a rifle in a careless manner.

He’ll be in court for trial on December 18.

Both men have been remanded in the meantime.

A third protestor, Coady Stevens, was supposed to have a trial date set on seven charges today but the matter was set over to next week.

http://www.news919.com/2013/11/15/trial-dates-set-for-pair-of-shale-gas-protestors/

Posted on November 20, 2013, in State Security Forces, Warrior and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on The Uncontrollable Ones.

  2. The police were pointing firearms at people.  Are they not worthy of charges?  They have become paid goons, against the law, not respecting treaty rights. Hang in there, Good People !!

    Alan

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  3. Calling all day long….

  4. You can also contact the ombudsman of New Brunswick and let them know of the situation and they will start an investigation.

  5. I called the Superintendent Jonah Brian office and the women who answered ask me the nature of my call. I told her that I demanded that they release from solitary confinement of Germain Jr. Breau . She transfer me to ” someone who would take care of it ” no one answered !!!!

  6. As to the issue of Aboriginal Services in NB Correctional Facilities, here is an internal policy document:

    Adult Institutional Policy
    Public Safety
    Corrections
    POLICY: F – 5
    Native Traditional Spirituality & Elder Services
    Effective: March 2003
    Revised: August 2012

    Community and Correctional Services will provide reasonable opportunity and support for inmates in all institutions to participate in native spiritual traditions and practices.
    The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees everyone the fundamental freedom of conscience and religion.
    The New Brunswick Human Rights Act states:
    “No professional association or business or trade association shall exclude any person from full membership or expel or suspend or otherwise discriminate against any of its members because of race, colour, religion, national origin, ancestry, place of origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation or sex”.
    Inmates have the right to possess sacred articles and to respectful treatment of these articles in all institutions, providing they do not compromise safety and security.
    Reasonable efforts will be made to secure the services of an Elder to address native spirituality needs. Arrangement may be made through the Director of Correctional Services to assist with expenses on a case by case basis.
    Elders providing programming must be recognized as spiritual leader in their local native community.
    Staff will be informed of the Elder and the Elder’s role so they can provide support and assistance.
    Elders will provide for, and personally direct spiritual traditions and ceremonies such as the:
    • Smudging Ceremony
    • Sacred Circle
    • Pipe Ceremony
    • Social Gathering
    • Feasting;
    • Fasting;
    • Others as are requested.
    An Elder may be called upon to provide staff training and assist in the better understanding of native spiritual practices.
    Elders will obtain institutional approval before finalizing plans for ceremonies. Elders may bring spiritual medicines (ie Tobacco) into the facilities for use during any approved ceremony.
    Inmates will be permitted to retain spiritual medicine & items including but not limited to sweetgrass, sage, cedar, and red willow (although its burning may be restricted to designated areas) with the approval of the Superintendent.

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