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Friday, January 28, 2005

First Nation protest Highway Act with blockade

The Kashechewan First Nation is currently implementing a blockade to protest the Highway Traffic Act. The Kashechewan Nation predates, but is locaated in, the Canadian province of Ontario.

Kashechewan residents protest Highway Traffic Act

Residents of Kashechewan have organized a peaceful blockade in protest of the limitations put on their people by the Highway Traffic Act, which will be implemented on the winter road.

By Heather Duhn
Wednesday January 26, 2005

Timmins Times — Residents of Kashechewan have organized a peaceful blockade in protest of the limitations put on their people by the Highway Traffic Act, which will be implemented on the winter road.

Tommy Koosees, resident of Kashechewan said his people are upset about the implementation of the Act because they believe the winter road does not meet the standards of the Act.
He said the winter road is more of a trail, which they use to trap, hunt, gather wood, ski-doo, and have access to Moosonee.
Koosees said the implementation of the Act by the Ontario Provincial Police is solely the cause of DeBeers, who wants to minimize traffic for themselves.
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