By continuing you accept Avaaz's Privacy Policy which explains how your data can be used and how it is secured.
Got it
We use cookies to analyse how visitors use this website and to help us provide you the best possible experience. View our Cookie Policy.
OK
Free Fredrick Stoneypoint, arrested by SQ for defending Lands and Waters!

Free Fredrick Stoneypoint, arrested by SQ for defending Lands and Waters!

1,199 have signed. Let's get to  3,000
1,199 Supporters

Close

Complete your signature

,
By continuing you agree to receive Avaaz emails. Our Privacy Policy will protect your data and explains how it can be used. You can unsubscribe at any time.
This petition has been created by Trycia B. and may not represent the views of the Avaaz community.
Trycia B.
started this petition to
Stéphanie Vallée, Philippe Couillard, Martin Prud'homme
Update August 19th, 2017: FREDDY WAS RELEASED! He is facing several charges. Keep signing.

Legal fees fundraiser: https://www.youcaring.com/fredrickstoneypoint‐904765

(francais suit)

Fredrick Stoneypoint, a Carleton University student and young land defender from Sagamok Anishinabewk First Nations, was just arrested in Galt, Gaspé, Québec. He was at the reoccupation blockade against Galt 4 #Junex, a fracking company that is illegally trespassing on Mi'kmaq territory. He came to this blockade as an ally to the Mi'kmaq Nations. Fredrick's right to say no to such harmful development projects on Turtle Island is not only one of his inherent responsibility, but a right that is defined and protected by the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the UN. This declaration has been endorsed by Canada, but it does not show. Indigenous land defenders continue to be criminalized.

Land defenders who are protecting the future generations should be respected, not criminalized. Instead, the company Junex already received 20 millions from the Quebec government. The rivershed that will be directly affected by this development is the St‐Jean river.

Follow Tache d'Huile, JUNEXit and Environment Vert Plus for more details on the blockade. Fredrick's lawyer was contacted.

We demand the immediate release of Fredrick Stoneypoint as well as the dropping of any charges that might have incurred from this arrest.

Fredrick we love you and you are not alone.

Update, August 17th 2017:

STATEMENT FROM FREDDY STONEYPOINT as RELEASED TO HIS LAWYERS RIAHI

"As a representative of Bawating water protectors, my only wish is to activate my ceremonial being in defense of land and waters through peaceful means. I am not an activist, I am an Anishinaabe man working to protect the land for future generations. I thank all of my supporters working towards same future for all on Turtle Island. Tomorrow at 10h30 AM, I will receive decision on my bail hearing"

Legal fees fundraiser: https://www.youcaring.com/fredrickstoneypoint‐904765

#JUNEXit #NoFracking #WaterisLife

________________________________________

Fredrick Stoneypoint, un étudiant de l'université Carleton et jeune protecteur de la terre autochtone de la Première Nation Sagamok, s'est fait arrêté ce soir, le 14 août 2017, pour avoir fait parti de la bloquade du puit 4 de l'entreprise Junex à Galt, en Gaspé, sur le territoire de la Nation Mi'kmaq. Fredrick est venu en tant qu'allié aux Nations Mi'kmaq. Junex est une compagnie d'exploration pétrolière. Environnement Vert Plus (EVP) et Tache d’huile, qui ont établi un camp de soutien au groupe d’opposants. EVP invite les citoyennes et les citoyens à rejoindre le camp de soutien, qui se trouve à 20 km à l’ouest de Gaspé sur la route 198.

Fredrick, comme les autres protecteurs de la terre, ont droit de dire non aux projets de développement nocif pour l'environment. Ce n'est pas seulement une responsabilité ancestrale de dire non aux projets extractifs sur l'île de la Tortue mais c'est aussi un droit qui est protégé par la Déclaration Universelle des Droits des Peuples Autochtones. Une déclaration qui a en fait été adoptée par l'état Canadien, mais qui n'est évidemment pas respectée.

La compagnie a obtenu à ce jour plus de 20 millions de la part du gouvernement du Québec. Le terrain lié au permis est traversé par la rivière St‐Jean.

On demande la libération immédiate de Fredrick Stoneypoint ainsi que l'abandonnement de toute infractions, charges ou accusations contre lui en lien avec cette arrestation.

Fredrick, on t'aime et tu n'es pas seul!

Faire un don pour les frais juridiques:
https://www.youcaring.com/fredrickstoneypoint‐904765

#WaterProtectors #NoFracking #WaterIsLife #JUNEXit