Dick Hill and Gene Johns, Six Nations Land Defenders, Statement to the Court

April 2, 2012

Dick Hill and Gene Johns, Rotiskenekete of Six Nations of the Grand River, were charged with mischief in relation to housing developments protected by an injunction granted to the City of Brantford. They were both arrested and released by the Brantford Police on conditions preventing them from going within 1.5 kilometers of any “land claim protest.” Through a year long Charter challenge, they fought that condition and Justice K.G. Lenz reduced the zone to 100m. In a criminal justice system that would silence Onkwehonwe (native) voices, these are their words.

Click here to read their full statement

Peter Hopperton Released

We now have our beloved Peter Hopperton back in wind blowing, bird chirping, love filled reality! He was released from jail the morning of Thursday, March 15th, after serving 107 days in custody.

A big thank you to everyone who sent letters,  postcards, reading materials. Word on the street is that Peter has a huge garbage bag of letters, that was too large to carry home!

Adam Lewis & Erik Lankin Released

On January 26, 2012, Erik Lankin was released from jail in Penetang. He served 60 days (2/3 of a 3 month sentence) for counseling to commit mischief at the G20 in Toronto.

On February 5, 2012, Adam Lewis was released from jail in Penetang. He served 70 days for counseling to commit mischief at the G20 in Toronto.

Thanks a lot to everyone who sent Adam & Erik letters, postcards, and reading materials!

Mandy Hiscocks Sentenced to 16 months at Vanier

Mandy Hiscocks was sentenced to 16 months incarceration today, after an ‘eventful’ day at court. The sentencing judge interrupted Mandy numerous times as she read her statement to the court (available here) in order to discuss Mandy’s address with her. She is currently being held at Vanier Centre for Women in Milton, Ontario – the same prison where co-defendant Leah Henderson is currently serving time for her own conviction.

Write to Mandy (and Leah) at:

Vanier Centre for Women
655 Martin Street
Box 1040
Milton ON
L9T 5E6

Leah Henderson Sentenced, sent to Vanier Centre for Women

On December 20th, 2011 Leah Henderson was sentenced to 10 months in prison for pleading guilty to counselling mischief over $5,000. She is currently being held at the Vanier Centre for Women in Milton, Ontario. Read her statement to the court and her letter to her community at: https://conspiretoresist.wordpress.com/leah-henderson/

Please write to Leah at:

Leah Henderson
Vanier Centre for Women
655 Martin Street
Box 1040
Milton ON
L9T 5E6

Prisoner Transfers

Erik and Adam have now been moved from Toronto West Detention Centre to the Central North Correctional Centre in Penetanguishene, Ontario. And they are now cell mates. Peter Hopperton had already been transfered to the CNCC a short time ago.

Please continue writing to Erik Lankin, Adam Lewis, and Peter Hopperton at:

Central North Correctional Centre
1501 Fuller Ave.
Penetanguishene, Ont.
L9M 2H4
Canada