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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Natives defy injunction in order to enforce 1784 treaty

Deadline passes with no arrest. The standoff continues.

Native occupiers stay at Ontario site as deadline passes
Last Updated Wed, 22 Mar 2006 15:53:42 EST
CBC News
A court-imposed deadline has passed without arrests as native protesters continue to occupy a construction site near Caledonia, Ont.

INDEPTH: Aboriginal Canadians

Native protest near Caledonia, Ont.
Ontario Provincial Police told reserve officials Tuesday night they didn't plan any arrests on Wednesday, despite a 2 p.m. deadline set by a judge last week for the protesters to leave. The police planned to monitor the situation.

The protesters, from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory reserve near Brantford, have been occupying the area since Feb. 28. They say a new subdivision is being built on land that belongs to them.

"We would like to see a stop put to the development at this point, a moratorium of sorts," Sandra Muse, the editor of a reserve newspaper, told CBC News on Wednesday morning. complete article


The following was sent via email. Reports from the inside are also going to be sent so we'll publish those as we receive them.

March 22, 2006

NEED PRESSURE ON OPP, ONTARIO GOVERNMENT, CANADIAN GOVERNMENT AND
EVERYBODY TO STOP THIS IMPENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST THE IROQUOIS WHO
ARE DEFENDING THEIR LAND AT ILLEGAL BUILDING SITE ON HIGHWAY 6
CALEDONIA. WE ARE TRYING TO AVOID ANOTHER IPPERWASH. NO ONE NEED TO
BE KILLED, HURT OR ARRESTED BECAUSE THEY STAND ON THE CONSTITUTION.
To All Onkwehonweh, our Friends and our Allies:

The Men and Women who are in occupation of the lands on 6th line
near Caledonia need your support. According to Wampum #44 of the
Kaienerekowah (the Great Law) The Women are the title holders to the
lands; and under the direction of the Clanmothers, Janie Jamieson and
others have maintained their position that our lands are inalianable.
They are not for sale and there is no negotiation. The government
knowingly transfered our lands to Henco Industries, through years of
negotiations with the Band Council; which neither party had the
authority to do. They have been continually reminded and they knew
full well that as Title holders, the responsiblity of our lands lie
with the Women and our Traditional Government.
Under the Great Law, when the Clanmothers give direction, it is our
responsiblity as men to uphold their wishes and protect the people.
The Clanmothers have maintained this to be a peaceful occupation and
we are asking for all of you, who's future generations we are
fighting for, to come and support them. The OPP are coming in at
2:00. We must imlore them to pull back.
Spokespersons: Janie Jamieson 905-517-7006, D.Hill 519-865-7722;

Call: Governor General 613-993-8200; Attorney General of Ontario;
Ontario General of Canada; Jim Potts OPP head of Aboriginal OPP
invasion 613-795-3907; OPP Brian Haggith 905-772-3322; Stephen Harper
pm@pm.gc.ca fax 613-941-6900, ph 613-992-4211; Premier Dalton
McGuinty Dalton.McGuinty@premier.gov.on.ca;
Jim Potts, a native, who is leading the Aboriginal policemen who are
going to attack us at 2:00 co-authored a report on "Policing and
Aboriginal Occupations and Protests". One strategy being used is
bringing in Aboriginal policemen to attack their own people. This is
so that the OPP will not get a black eye like they did at
Ipperwash. They will make it look like a fight between Indians. We
urge the mothers of these Aboriginal policemen to implore their sons
and daughters to stay away. Why should the state put the gun in the
Indian's hands to shoot their brothers and sisters? This is the same
strategy Hitler used in bringing in Jews, referred to as "trustees"
to help him herd him the Jews into the ovens.

At 1:17 pm Wed. Mar. 22 the choppers have arrived flying high over
the site to intimidate the unarmed People who are peacefully
protecting our land. Cruisers going by regularly. Streets are going
to be blocked.

Please Circulate this Widely, Nationally and Internationally.
Sharon Green
www.gatheringplacefirstnationscanews.ca/

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