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Protesters remain near Cold Lake

No action taken as eviction deadline passes in campground-expansion dispute, province says

By Ryan Cormier, Edmonton Journal June 8, 2011

A court-ordered deadline for members of the Dene Suline people to leave a Cold Lake protest camp has passed with no eviction action, according to the Alberta government. Since May 6, about 20 members of the community have been camped at the English Bay Provincial Recreation Area to stop the expansion of a provincial campground they say infringes on traditional land. Read the rest of this entry

Dene at Cold Lake Remain Despite Eviction Threat


Dene Suline get Alberta Government to Back Off Eviction Threats Wednesday, June 8, 2011 (Dene Suline Peace Camp, Cold Lake Alberta) Read the rest of this entry

Dene at Cold Lake Protection Camp Face Eviction

Dene Suline Given 48-Hour Court Notice to Vacate Peace Protection Camp at Berry Point in Cold Lake

 June 3, 2011

We the Dene Suline of Cold Lake AB, are currently in the 4th week of a move to stop development over our sacred burial grounds at English Bay near Cold Lake, Alberta (Berry Point). This area also holds very significant culturally-sensitive ceremonial places. The elders that have been present with us at Berry Point looked in dismay at the destructive practises of governments dealing with this so-called ”park.” Berry-picking areas were cleared off for camping and R.V stalls. Big machines were used on the top of places were 4000 year-old artifacts were found in 2008. At this site in May of 2011, members built a ceremonial sweat lodge and followed traditional protocol ongoing into the Summer and into the Fall. Read the rest of this entry