Court dates in Maniwaki

Help pack the courtroom March 18 and 31!

Two important court dates loom for a member of the Algonquin community of Barriere Lake and solidarity activists from Ottawa who were arrested during a series of peaceful highway blockades mounted in late 2008 by the Algonquins of Barriere Lake.

Your presence in the courtroom is needed to show support for Ottawa defendants. By supporting these solidarity activists, you will also stand with the Algonquins of Barriere Lake as they address greater injustice. These issues include the provincial and federal governments’ failures to uphold the Trilateral Agreement of 1991, and to recognize the sovereign nation’s customary governance system (their constitutional right). Through the peaceful blockades, the community and solidarity activists attempted to renew negotiations with the federal and provincial governments to address these issues.

Please come help pack the courtroom on March 18 and March 31 at 9am both days. The Maniwaki courtroom is located at 266 rue Notre-Dame, Maniwaki (Québec), about 130 km north of Ottawa.

Rides are being arranged from Ottawa. If you need a ride, or have a vehicle and can offer to drive, please contact Francois at or 613-866-5555.

On Facebook, the events are listed at:

Mar 18 –

Mar 31 –

For further background on Barriere Lake First Nation and the grievances that led to the highway blockades in 2008, please see