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Defending Herself: Theresa “Toad” Jamieson faces Final Trial Date

Theresa “Toad” Jamieson faces the latest instalment of her continuing trial on Wednesday, August 28th at 10am, at the Cayuga courthouse. The charges against Jamieson stem from an incident on February 18, 2012, after Gary McHale and his supporters walked onto the reclaimed land of Kanonhstaton with a group of OPP officers. Toad has been defending

Theresa “Toad” Jamieson faces the latest instalment of her continuing trial on Wednesday, August 28th at 10am, at the Cayuga courthouse. The charges against Jamieson stem from an incident on February 18, 2012, after Gary McHale and his supporters walked onto the reclaimed land of Kanonhstaton with a group of OPP officers.

Toad has been defending Onkwehon:we land rights at Kanonhstaton ever since the land was reclaimed by Six Nations in February of 2006.

Large numbers of Native and non-Native supporters have rallied and filled the courthouse each time Toad has been in court.

At the height of this winter’s Idle No More movement, a round dance with some 90 supporters took place during one of her court dates and sent a strong message that a successful fight for the land requires the lasting support of Native women land defenders.

Toad is defending herself in court, asserting that the Canadian justice system violates both the Two Row Wampum treaty and the rightful law – the Great Law of Peace – of the land on which the courthouse stands.

Toad states, in reference to McHale’s actions, “Do you know about our law? Do you know that once you pass front line (on Kanonhstaton), our law, the Great Law of Peace applies?”

Since 2006, hundreds of thousands of dollars from Canadian taxpayers have gone in towards policing and court costs for McHale’s actions which have resulted in criminalizing several Onkwehonwe women, such as Toad.

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Theresa “Toad” Jamieson and her supporters on the steps of the Cayuga courthouse.

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