Dillon Gathering Deemed A Success

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 at 15:12



A member of the Buffalo River Dene Nation says a lot of good ideas came out of a recent gathering on the reserve.


This past weekend, 44 international visitors — including several lawyers — descended on the First Nation to help the band formulate a legal strategy against the Canadian government.


The band is seeking to have the government charged with four human rights violations at the United Nations’ International Court in the Hague next year.


The move comes after the Supreme Court refused to hear the case of two band hunters charged with trespassing on the Primrose Lake Air Weapons Range back in 1994.


Adelard Blackmon says the session went well and he doesn’t feel any issue has been left untouched.


Blackmon will now put together a report that will be presented to chief and council in the months to come.