Court Support for Cheam Fishers Against the DFO

Posted by admin on Mar 5th, 2010

Cheam land defender Denise Douglas requests your support. Supporters are encouraged to come witness the trial, and learn more about the struggle in Cheam. Contact Denise Douglas

Tuesday March 9 2010. Chilliwack Law Courts at 9 am – 5 pm. 46085 Old Yale Road Chilliwack

* In Vancouver, meeting at 7 am at Safeway Parking Lot (Broadway and Commercial) for carpool. If you have a vehicle and can help with transportation please email; if you would like a ride please email (please do RSVP to guarantee a spot and for us to have a sense of how many rides are needed).


Recently, Denise Douglas of Cheam appeared in Chilliwack Court defending herself and the six remaining members of Cheam all charged with illegal fishing. Their charges stem back to 2000. This is the small number that remains in the case, despite numerous individuals being charged. Most people settled out of court for a measly $150 fine preferring to avoid the long, intimidating court case, financial hardship, and the cultural alienation of dealing with the Government of Canada.

But Denise is fighting the State and asserting that;
~ DFO cannot close the river
~ They have inherent right to the fish,
~ And, their title and land has never been ceded.


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