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Native leaders vow to fight mining law in Ont.

May 27 , 2008
Jordana Huber - Canwest News Service

TORONTO, Ont. –Six First Nations leaders from northern Ontario, who were incarcerated for defying a court order allowing a mining company to explore on their traditional territory, will be in an appeal court Wednesday to argue against their six-month jail sentences.

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) Chief Donny Morris along with five other community members have already spent 68 day in jail for contempt of court, but will continue to fight for their right to say no to mining, KI lawyer Chris Reid said.

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