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swilly

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Standoff at Caledonia
Apr. 21, 2006. 06:21 AM
PETER EDWARDS AND PHINJO GOMBU
STAFF REPORTERS

CALEDONIA—Yesterday's dramatic pre-dawn police raid aimed at ending a 52-day occupation of a partially built housing development by Six Nations Mohawks had, by late last night, devolved into a tense standoff, potentially with national implications.

The day was filled with the kinds of images common to native land-claim conflicts: gravel blockades and makeshift barriers, protestors wearing bandanas, heaps of burning tires creating plumes of black smoke as police choppers flew overhead.

At one point, protestors toppled a minivan over an overpass. The van was donated by a sympathizer and towed to the bridge for the purpose of throwing it off, an indication that some protestors were keen to play to the growing media spotlight.

The clash centres on a plot of land the protestors say was stolen from the Six Nations nearly two centuries ago.

The developer says the tribe surrendered the land to the government in 1841 on the understanding that it would sell it and invest the money for the benefit of the natives.

Janie Jamieson, a spokeswoman for the protestors, argues it was only meant to be leased.

By sunset, a footbridge over the train tracks in Caledonia was engulfed in flames — police did not know who was responsible — about two kilometres from the area in dispute.

Police cordoned off the area and the bridge continued to burn as darkness fell and more natives from other reserves arrived at the disputed 40-hectare tract, where 250 homes are slated for construction.

There were no reports of injuries, but there were heated exchanges.

"Will you live in peace with us?" shouted a native elder named Karen as a group of natives marched toward a group of area residents. "We have no guns, we have no weapons, we are a peaceful community."

Some residents yelled back, pointing to the two-by-fours carried by several protesters wearing army fatigues and gas masks.

One man carrying a crowbar began to argue with a resident.

"Leave him be," shouted other protestors, who separated the two. "We're against something bigger."

At about 9 p.m., five uniformed OPP officers on foot pushed residents back to create a buffer zone with the protestors.

The disorder was triggered when Ontario Provincial Police officers stormed Douglas Creek Estates at about 5 a.m. yesterday and arrested 16 activists, charging them with mischief and assaulting police. Police said they moved in because they feared for public safety.

Earlier this week, developers John and Don Henning, who own Henco Industries, had threatened to sue the OPP for failing to evict protestors after an Ontario Superior Court judge ruled the occupation illegal.

News of the raid spread quickly and supporters from reserves across Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba converged on the site, slipping behind police lines.

One area resident criticized police for having "abandoned their post."

Officers pulled back and formed a broader perimeter around the construction site in the interest of public safety, according to OPP Deputy Commissioner Maurice Pilon, who appealed for calm at a news conference in nearby Cayuga.

"Violence is certainly not the answer," Pilon said, adding: "We have no immediate plans to go in there again."

Three officers were injured in the raid, including one who needed stitches in his head after being hit with a bag of rocks, Pilon said. He said he believed officers used restraint, although natives complained of pepper spray, Tasers and drawn guns in the hands of officers.

There have been negotiations involving federal and provincial officials to resolve the dispute, but talks apparently broke down Tuesday.

"We are caught in the middle of this situation," Pilon said.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the government was "watching all of these things closely.

"We obviously prefer to have peaceful resolutions, but we gather there has been some attempt at that and the situation is quite complex on the ground," Harper said in Montreal.

In Caledonia, a Manitoba man who appeared to be in his late 20s said: "We think this protest has national implications."

He said he hoped it would not see a repeat of the 1995 Ipperwash confrontation, in which unarmed native protestor Anthony (Dudley) George was shot dead by an OPP sniper.

"I hope they learned something from last time," said the man, his face concealed by a bandana.

Well aware of the political impact Ipperwash had on the Conservative government of Mike Harris, Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty denied yesterday that he knew police were poised to storm the makeshift encampment some 25 kilometres south of Hamilton.

"This police action comes completely independent of me, my office and my government," McGuinty said.

Concerns that the situation could escalate had Ontario Regional Chief Angus Toulouse appealing for all parties to remain calm and urging "continued efforts to work toward a peaceful, negotiated resolution."

In a news release, Toulouse said Six Nations Chief David General, "while appreciative of the support of the other First Nations communities in Canada, is appealing for supporters not to travel down to the Caledonia site, as the situation is at a crisis stage."

Yesterday, residents of the Kahnawake Mohawk Reservation, south of Montreal, raised Warrior flags above the iron girders of the Mercier Bridge, the one that was barricaded for weeks during the 1990 Oka crisis. The flags were placed to show solidarity with those manning the Caledonia blockade.

Carol Van Imp, a local resident and nurse, said the native blockade was causing tremendous harm to residents and businesses in and around Caledonia. Classes at six area schools were cancelled.

"The government needs to come in, bring in the army and clean it up," she said. "This is not going to be solved peacefully."

Another resident, who gave her name only as Shelly, said she had sympathy for the protestors. "These people have been peaceful. They have treated me with respect," she said.

"Give these people the land, compensate the builders, compensate the people who own the houses and leave us alone."

While their tactics might suggest indiscriminate hooliganism, Six Nations members are for the most part young, educated and determined to relentlessly pursue outstanding land claims, a native professor says.

Dawn Martin Hill, director of the Indigenous Studies program at Hamilton's McMaster University, said yesterday those manning the blockade are not troublemakers but rather well versed on treaty rights.

"We have a young population here at Six Nations, the highest employment rate in the country (among natives). We have the highest level of educational achievement and they know the facts," said Hill, who lives on the reserve along with about 8,500 Mohawks. Some 12,500 more live off the reserve.

"Today, you don't have an angry group of young people, you have a thinking group of young who want to act to bring about change they feel is necessary."

With files by Richard Brennan, Rob Ferguson, Sean Gordon
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Boss Hog

TRIBE Member
and golf courses with a bunch of guys in khakis too pussy to play a real sport like lacrosse.

God knows there's not enough of them around.
 
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swilly

TRIBE Member
IgStar said:
and dollar stores.
don't forget the dollar stores.

whatever you are a traitor you left turtle island for switzerland.

oh wait i left turtle island for korea.

Hmmm well at least they still have the mongolian spot here

hehehehehe JK

swilly
 

Boss Hog

TRIBE Member
Not small stuff like this. More like getting away with colonizing a country, genocide, and consistently fucking the original inhabitants over to today.
 

swilly

TRIBE Member
Sleepy Giant said:
Like white people could ever get away with this shit.

Exactly its not like when indian police take drunken white people and and drive them 4 kms out of the city in the middle of winter and make them walk home and then they die.

Oh wait.............. maybe i got that story wrong.

Or its not like when white police came and arrested my great uncle for doing a traditional ceremony because it was banned by the indian agent. Because the indian police would go an arrest all the white people when they went to church.

whatever.:rolleyes:

We are the fastest growing demographic in this nation and soon we will be the majority in saskatchwan and manitoba. Already we are close to the majority in thunderbay.

jaganash diem mejun!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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swilly

TRIBE Member
~atp~ said:
Of course we can get away with stuff like this! We just have to be in uniform...

exactly!!!

there is a great quote in this book i read where it said " the only difference between terrorists and the americans is that they have an airforce."
 

JEMZ

TRIBE Member
swilly said:
JEMZ said:
swilly said:
Already we are close to the majority in thunderbay.




ok its not much but.....its something.
Everyone has to start somewhere... I was actually going to say something to the effect of "have it" but I didn't want the joke to be taken as anything but a joke.

On a side note: This is a shame, I hate the fact that this type of thing keeps happening. I will of course ask the question that should always be asked of "where do we draw the line?" I mean, should we start giving every piece of conquered land back in this world? Where would we start?
 
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swilly

TRIBE Member
JEMZ said:
swilly said:
JEMZ said:
Everyone has to start somewhere... I was actually going to say something to the effect of "have it" but I didn't want the joke to be taken as anything but a joke.

On a side note: This is a shame, I hate the fact that this type of thing keeps happening. I will of course ask the question that should always be asked of "where do we draw the line?" I mean, should we start giving every piece of conquered land back in this world? Where would we start?

How about giving back the land that we are entitled to in our treaties. Like supposedly in this country everyone has to be obey the law. Unless that law happens to give aboriginals a benefit and disposes non aboriginals of something they had no right to take.

As well you no one conquered us. We signed treaties as two equal nations stating that we could cede some of our land in exchange for certain benefits so you guys could have somewhere to live because we share. Fuck if it was not for natives there would not even be a fucking canada. We made up more than 50 percent of the troops in the war of 1812 and we were betrayed by our allies.

There was no conquering and there was no war between us.

Read up on canadian history before you post.


swilly
 
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Boss Hog

TRIBE Member
The problem here is one that is happening all across Canada, but it's largely ignored until they start standoffs like this one. It shouldn't have to come to this, aboriginal land claims should be given more weight and consideration.

So where do we start? By listening to and respecting their claims instead of bogging them down in courts then trying to fuck them using the back door.
 
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Sleepy Giant

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Six Nations War!! Solidarity Actions Needed Now

Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2006-04-22 10:30.
Ontario | Indigenous URGENT CALL FOR SUPPORT!! URGENT CALL FOR SUPPORT!!
The Six Nations have been attacked by the Ontario Provincial
Police. As we speak Mohawk communities are planning actions,
the warrior society of Tyendinega (and assumably the warriors
in all other Mohawk Communities) considers this an act of war.
All nations, all supporters...show solidarity now...now is the
time...this is a call from Tyendinega warriors to mobilize your
forces.
News is all over CBC Newsworld, channel 26!!!
---------------------- Original Message -----------------------
Subject: 10:05 AM SIX NATIONS PEOPLE TAKE BACK LAND - 1000 OPP
and ARMY COMING IN From: "Orakwa International Indigenous
Ent." Date: Thu, April 20, 2006 8:21 am
To: "ActionCanadaNetwork"
---------------------------------------------------------------
FIRST ATTACK AT 4:20 AM LIGHT UP! HELP US. LAND TAKEN BACK BY
SIX NATION PEOPLE. 1000 OPP and army on their way. Call Dick
Hill at 519-865-7722.
WE SMASHED THEIR CARS UP. THEY WERE POINT THEIR GUNS AT US.
So that's what we did. About 1000 people there. Red Alert to
come. we forced OPP and one road is open to get there. Do
whatever you have to do. This is not right. We'll die here if
we have to. Douglas Creeek Estates. It is our. they stole it
from us. we took it back. canada thinks its the ultimate
power. Are there Indian mercenaries helping the OPP?
Negotiations - "yes, I punched one of them right in the head.
wHERE IS mICHAEL cOYLE WHEN YOU NEED HIM? DIDN'T HE GET SENT
INTO SETTLE ALL THAT BUSINESS AT KANEHSATAKE WHICH IS STILL A
BIG MESS. Send him in again!
9:45 UPDATE - ALERT! ALERT! OPP INVADES SIX NATIONS - CHASED
OUT - GO AND WITNESS - Thursday, April 20th 2006.
WATCH FOR FURTHER UPDATES
9:45 AM
OPP saying that it is over [ FOR THEM]. Go home then! Simple
as that. Hundreds are there. More and more are coming. We
moved police out of here. We have blocked off highways.
Police are supposed to be moving in. 1000 cops and the army.
Transport truck is blocking off road. They are going to try to
come in again. Negligent media no coverage. There had been
an actual meeting in Cornwall not to give coverage.
Alternative media is there. Local only. One woman was roughed
up.
Very tense difficult situation. We need all kinds of people
here as witnesses with cameras and eyes and memories. It is
about violation of our law, Canadian law and international law.
They have no right to be here. Their guns are fully loaded.
We are unarmed. Our spirits are high. We are asking people to
make calls, emails, think about us. We are carrying out our
responsibilities. We need international support. There were
children on the site when the OPP came. We are standing
strong, adhering to the law and we have no intention of
leaving.
The constitutional jurisdiction is that of the Indians.
Ontario and Canada are invading our jurisdiction. This is an
international assault on another nation. The people are
standing on the law. Canada is standing on "might makes
right".
9:15 Tires burning at underpass. At the church near Douglas
Estates near Tim Horton's the people have blocked off the
highway.
4:20 am the OPP attacked to arrest them. Hauled first 9 off.
Some protesters took the Caledonia bridge. Reserve people
arrived and repelled the cops. At least 150 heavily armed
cops. Vans, trucks, paddy wagons, ambulances (for the cops).
They repelled them. The cops came back. They were replled
again. Now at 9:00 am the people have taken the land in
question back. How to get there: From Niagara Falls and
Toronto, take Highway 6 straight south from Hamilton to
Caledonia. >From buffalo take Highway 3 west to Higway 6 and
north on Highway 6 to Caledonia. From Windsor take Higway 3
East to Higway 6 and go north. These are backways and cops are
not likely to be looking at it too much.
8:30 OPP DISRUPTS PEACE IN QUIET CALEDONIA
The OPP has created an ongoing battle. They sit in their cars,
give out false news reports, and wait for reinforcements to
come in to squash the Six Nations people but they can't.
Everyone is reporting to everyone.
All police have been chased off the perimeter of Douglas
Estates for now. Cop were sneaking behind the unfinished
houses. One woman went over. A women cop told her she was
under arrest. "What do you mean I'm under arrest. You're
violating the laws, both ours and international law". Other
cops came out and wrestled her down on the ground. She fought
all of them. They kneed her to handcuff her. She started
booting the cops. Then other Indians arrived on the scene and
chased the cops off. As they were leaving they shot her son in
back with tasers. The big woman cop was carrying a big gun,
something like an Ouzi. "It was a big one". Those cops were
fully packed, she said. They failed to arrest her because she
resisted. There are 9 arrested. They're supposed to only keep
them for 2 hours. 'We haven't seen them back yet". The People
are shutting Caledonia down. "We are not armed. We got our
land back. Were in! We're at the fire!"
At the 6th Line where the Douglas Estates comes out on the
road at the entrance, out to Highway 6 that goes onto the rez.
The bypass that goes around Caledonia. At the 6th line
overpass, the people there had been blocking that road, they
were attacked by the cops, paddy wagons were there. They
fought back. It was a brawl. People started coming from the
rez and supported them. Immediately there were hydro poles
around which they threw on the road and set on fire. They are
cutting off Highway 6 the main supply line that goes goes to
Nanticoke Hydro Electric plant down on Lake Erie. It is the
main transport truck road to Hamilton. This is being blocked.
Some protesters are still holding Caledonia Bridge, the main
artery of the city. It's total confusion.
If you have satellite TV, look for Hamilton CH which has a live
feed. They have helicopters filming everything.
8:00 AM
It is an ongoing situation. 9 people arrested.
There is fighting going on at the No. 6 Line Bridge. It is
blocked off. The traditional Longhouse people put a fire there
and the OPP pepper sprayed them. But the people started
fighting back. The people have moved onto the main bridge in
Caledonia. The people moved the police off the land and are
going back to the main door and are still there holding on.
The cops are still on the road shutting down the bypass. The
OPP were chased off by the people and told to get out. OPP got
off the land and are in their cars watching and waiting for
"orders".
Get the news on the radio stations, newspapers, television.
7:05 am. Two snipers were chased off by the people. They have
50 cops trapped in, who can't get out. A media black out could
work against them. More cops are going to come in. Indians
don't have weapons but they do have tons of cameras.
In Ipperwash there was a media blackout. The only way the
information got out was because some of the people told what
they saw. That's why we need people in there. The police show
ed in that public inquiry there was a deliberate attempt to
stop the press from finding out. There were attacks upon
people with cameras, those who tried to get the story out.
What the police learned is how to do this the right way next
time. This is it. They learned all the weaknesses We
learned the invaders are psychologically twisted people who
pretend to be supporting the law. These are megalomaniacs who
think they can say what the law is because they have access to
guns. This time they will do it "right". The CTV have made
two major movies showing what happens when these twisted
personalities are allowed free reign on Indians. We get
killed.
There are back room deals in police headquarters to hide the
information and protect the police officers that give orders.
In the case of Ipperwash, three OPP police officers died
suddenly just before they were going to give evidence at the
enquiry. What a strange coincidence. It is unfortunate that
the poor jerks that are just "following orders" do not realize
that they are putting their lives on the line. They are not at
risk from Indians, so why all these coincidences?
The Six Nations people have been burning tobacco during this
entire occupation for their protection. This is the only
weapon that we have. We know the truth is on our side. We are
calling upon the natural forces to give us wisdom and guidance
through this whole siege. There are repercussions to those
involved when you go against people who are innocent and
justified in what they are doing. The megalomaniacs who do
these kinds of things are only looking out for themselves.
They are a danger to all of society. We Indigenous people are
within our rights. We want Canada to obey their own laws, and
to respect international norms. We want an open and fair
hearing. If the colonizers think they own our land, they need
to prove it. With this attack they have trashed any pretension
to right and decency, democracy and the rule of law. Canada is
beginning to slide quickly down the slippery slope of
despotism. How can Canada decolonize. The test lies in how
they feel toward people who challenge their assumptions. Are
they going to use batons, guns and pepper spray? Or are they
going to get out their documents and take a serious look at the
evidence.
The answer is obvious. Just look at what is happening today.
This is a colonial government's hard core. Canada does not
believe in reasoned researched and documented solutions. We
are seeing how colonial government is going to deal with any
kind of questioning of their "might makes right" authority.
These are the signs of how a tyrannical government is going to
suppress the people from expressing legitimate dissent against
a takeover by the powerful elitist interests that are involved.
It appears that individual rights are being eliminated
systematically all over Turtle Island. This destruction of
dissent at Six Nations is done under the cover of media
darkness. This is the way it will be done in the future
against all people across Turtle Island. This is an experiment
in police state tactics against unarmed people who are
exercising our rights.
These are the lessons they learned at Gustafsen Lake in 1995
where 77,000 rounds of ammunition were shot at the Indians. In
Saskatoon, where Six Indian boys were found frozen to death
outside the city put there by police officers. In Winnipeg
where J.J. Harper was murdered by the Winnipeg police. At
Ipperwash where Dudley George was murdered in cold blood by the
OPP. There are over 500 Indigenous women who have
"disappeared" and the police have done nothing about it. In
the 1960's there was a complaint made in British Columbia
because men were looking for Indian children to have sex with
them in the streets. The police did nothing about it. Child
prostitution is an on-going problem in Vancouver. We don't
want the blood lust of Canada's police force to be whetted by
spilling the blood of Indians. This vampire regime is moving
in on Indians like sharks who smell blood in the water.
We don't want the
6:45 am
Go to Six nations. Take part in the Canadian "democratic"
process. Get pepper sprayed. Get beat up. Get arrested. Get
killed. No one will know what is going on. Seriously, the
media black out is giving the lawless their power. They can do
anything they want and who knows where it will stop. Take
photos and tell your friends. We don't want another Chile.
The state has been involved in murders before like Anna May
Aquash. These attackers find a place where they can live out
their bizarre fantasies and manias. These people have a
twisted view of society and a gun is put in their hands. No
psychological testing is done on these guys in police, armies,
and bureaucracies. The only test for surviving is a
willingness to "follow orders", not the law. These people have
no concept of what the law or true democratic rule is.
6:20 AM
Cops all over the place. People are there. More people
coming. Pepper sprayed. So far they let everybody go. Some
might have been seized. Don't know. Canada using Gestapo
tactics instead of making things right. Canada following big
brother george bush mentality - invasion, containment,
imprisonment and torture of Indigenous people and their
families. Next Canada will start hunting down those who
continue to protect and try to maintain the sov and
jurisdiction of our people. lets not be surprised if Canada
puts a deck of 52 for its most wanted Indigenous people and
their friends and allies. Free land is our land that is free
of Indians.
At 5:55 am this morning, Thursday, April 20th, over 150 heavily
armed Ontario Provincial Police with Native mercenaries as body
shields, invaded Six Nations land. Some carrying M-16's, in
riot gear. 6th line is still open. The Rotinoshon'no are not
fighting because they are unarmed. Tear gas has been thrown at
them. Some were pepper sprayed. The traitors are the same
kind of people who stabbed Crazy Horse, Geronimo, and those who
fought for our sovereignty and our lives.
One bridge to the property has been closed.
Witnesses required. This will not be on the national news. Go
there and see what is going on. This is a scary precedent.
Take pictures. Make reports. Let the world know. report.
REPORT. REPORT. Help the people so no one gets hurt. we
never wanted violence. Canada has opened to the door to covert
state violence on a scale that is unprecedented in Canada.
This si the end of any pretense of negotiation with Indigenous
people. they're just going to take the land. Canada came in
with armaments, guns, paddy wagons (we dont know what's in
there).
Don't let Canada become another Chile. Tell the world. The
Rotino'shon:we are on our own land.
MNN Mohawk Nation News
kahentinetha2@yahoo.com


source: http://mostlywater.org/node/4888
 

randyval

TRIBE Member
swilly said:
Exactly its not like when indian police take drunken white people and and drive them 4 kms out of the city in the middle of winter and make them walk home and then they die.
#

"2000 - Two Saskatoon police officers are suspended with pay for abandoning Native, Darrell Night many kilometers from home; he is left to make his way home in -30C weather. Two other Native men dumped in the same area by police are found frozen to death. Racism is deep-seated in the area with Native people routinely referred to as "Dirty Prairie Niggers" by police. This incident comes to be known as the "Starlight Cruise".

#

December 7, 2001 - Saskatoon Police force fires "Starlight Cruise" police officers; a jail sentence of eight months is handed down after Mr. Justice Schiebel rejects their request for a Native Sentencing Circle in lieu of a jail sentence. The victims lawyer says, "Judge Schiebel has not allowed these two defendants and their lawyers to make a mockery out of First Nations traditions."


i know people close to this story, its fucked up, and the cops still do it here in Winnipeg.

http://www.shannonthunderbird.com/Justice.htm
 
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swilly

TRIBE Member
Sleepy Giant said:
Six Nations War!! Solidarity Actions Needed Now

Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2006-04-22 10:30.
Ontario | Indigenous URGENT CALL FOR SUPPORT!! URGENT CALL FOR SUPPORT!!
The Six Nations have been attacked by the Ontario Provincial
Police. As we speak Mohawk communities are planning actions,
the warrior society of Tyendinega (and assumably the warriors
in all other Mohawk Communities) considers this an act of war.
All nations, all supporters...show solidarity now...now is the
time...this is a call from Tyendinega warriors to mobilize your
forces.
News is all over CBC Newsworld, channel 26!!!
---------------------- Original Message -----------------------
Subject: 10:05 AM SIX NATIONS PEOPLE TAKE BACK LAND - 1000 OPP
and ARMY COMING IN From: "Orakwa International Indigenous
Ent." Date: Thu, April 20, 2006 8:21 am
To: "ActionCanadaNetwork"
---------------------------------------------------------------
FIRST ATTACK AT 4:20 AM LIGHT UP! HELP US. LAND TAKEN BACK BY
SIX NATION PEOPLE. 1000 OPP and army on their way. Call Dick
Hill at 519-865-7722.
WE SMASHED THEIR CARS UP. THEY WERE POINT THEIR GUNS AT US.
So that's what we did. About 1000 people there. Red Alert to
come. we forced OPP and one road is open to get there. Do
whatever you have to do. This is not right. We'll die here if
we have to. Douglas Creeek Estates. It is our. they stole it
from us. we took it back. canada thinks its the ultimate
power. Are there Indian mercenaries helping the OPP?
Negotiations - "yes, I punched one of them right in the head.
wHERE IS mICHAEL cOYLE WHEN YOU NEED HIM? DIDN'T HE GET SENT
INTO SETTLE ALL THAT BUSINESS AT KANEHSATAKE WHICH IS STILL A
BIG MESS. Send him in again!
9:45 UPDATE - ALERT! ALERT! OPP INVADES SIX NATIONS - CHASED
OUT - GO AND WITNESS - Thursday, April 20th 2006.
WATCH FOR FURTHER UPDATES
9:45 AM
OPP saying that it is over [ FOR THEM]. Go home then! Simple
as that. Hundreds are there. More and more are coming. We
moved police out of here. We have blocked off highways.
Police are supposed to be moving in. 1000 cops and the army.
Transport truck is blocking off road. They are going to try to
come in again. Negligent media no coverage. There had been
an actual meeting in Cornwall not to give coverage.
Alternative media is there. Local only. One woman was roughed
up.
Very tense difficult situation. We need all kinds of people
here as witnesses with cameras and eyes and memories. It is
about violation of our law, Canadian law and international law.
They have no right to be here. Their guns are fully loaded.
We are unarmed. Our spirits are high. We are asking people to
make calls, emails, think about us. We are carrying out our
responsibilities. We need international support. There were
children on the site when the OPP came. We are standing
strong, adhering to the law and we have no intention of
leaving.
The constitutional jurisdiction is that of the Indians.
Ontario and Canada are invading our jurisdiction. This is an
international assault on another nation. The people are
standing on the law. Canada is standing on "might makes
right".
9:15 Tires burning at underpass. At the church near Douglas
Estates near Tim Horton's the people have blocked off the
highway.
4:20 am the OPP attacked to arrest them. Hauled first 9 off.
Some protesters took the Caledonia bridge. Reserve people
arrived and repelled the cops. At least 150 heavily armed
cops. Vans, trucks, paddy wagons, ambulances (for the cops).
They repelled them. The cops came back. They were replled
again. Now at 9:00 am the people have taken the land in
question back. How to get there: From Niagara Falls and
Toronto, take Highway 6 straight south from Hamilton to
Caledonia. >From buffalo take Highway 3 west to Higway 6 and
north on Highway 6 to Caledonia. From Windsor take Higway 3
East to Higway 6 and go north. These are backways and cops are
not likely to be looking at it too much.
8:30 OPP DISRUPTS PEACE IN QUIET CALEDONIA
The OPP has created an ongoing battle. They sit in their cars,
give out false news reports, and wait for reinforcements to
come in to squash the Six Nations people but they can't.
Everyone is reporting to everyone.
All police have been chased off the perimeter of Douglas
Estates for now. Cop were sneaking behind the unfinished
houses. One woman went over. A women cop told her she was
under arrest. "What do you mean I'm under arrest. You're
violating the laws, both ours and international law". Other
cops came out and wrestled her down on the ground. She fought
all of them. They kneed her to handcuff her. She started
booting the cops. Then other Indians arrived on the scene and
chased the cops off. As they were leaving they shot her son in
back with tasers. The big woman cop was carrying a big gun,
something like an Ouzi. "It was a big one". Those cops were
fully packed, she said. They failed to arrest her because she
resisted. There are 9 arrested. They're supposed to only keep
them for 2 hours. 'We haven't seen them back yet". The People
are shutting Caledonia down. "We are not armed. We got our
land back. Were in! We're at the fire!"
At the 6th Line where the Douglas Estates comes out on the
road at the entrance, out to Highway 6 that goes onto the rez.
The bypass that goes around Caledonia. At the 6th line
overpass, the people there had been blocking that road, they
were attacked by the cops, paddy wagons were there. They
fought back. It was a brawl. People started coming from the
rez and supported them. Immediately there were hydro poles
around which they threw on the road and set on fire. They are
cutting off Highway 6 the main supply line that goes goes to
Nanticoke Hydro Electric plant down on Lake Erie. It is the
main transport truck road to Hamilton. This is being blocked.
Some protesters are still holding Caledonia Bridge, the main
artery of the city. It's total confusion.
If you have satellite TV, look for Hamilton CH which has a live
feed. They have helicopters filming everything.
8:00 AM
It is an ongoing situation. 9 people arrested.
There is fighting going on at the No. 6 Line Bridge. It is
blocked off. The traditional Longhouse people put a fire there
and the OPP pepper sprayed them. But the people started
fighting back. The people have moved onto the main bridge in
Caledonia. The people moved the police off the land and are
going back to the main door and are still there holding on.
The cops are still on the road shutting down the bypass. The
OPP were chased off by the people and told to get out. OPP got
off the land and are in their cars watching and waiting for
"orders".
Get the news on the radio stations, newspapers, television.
7:05 am. Two snipers were chased off by the people. They have
50 cops trapped in, who can't get out. A media black out could
work against them. More cops are going to come in. Indians
don't have weapons but they do have tons of cameras.
In Ipperwash there was a media blackout. The only way the
information got out was because some of the people told what
they saw. That's why we need people in there. The police show
ed in that public inquiry there was a deliberate attempt to
stop the press from finding out. There were attacks upon
people with cameras, those who tried to get the story out.
What the police learned is how to do this the right way next
time. This is it. They learned all the weaknesses We
learned the invaders are psychologically twisted people who
pretend to be supporting the law. These are megalomaniacs who
think they can say what the law is because they have access to
guns. This time they will do it "right". The CTV have made
two major movies showing what happens when these twisted
personalities are allowed free reign on Indians. We get
killed.
There are back room deals in police headquarters to hide the
information and protect the police officers that give orders.
In the case of Ipperwash, three OPP police officers died
suddenly just before they were going to give evidence at the
enquiry. What a strange coincidence. It is unfortunate that
the poor jerks that are just "following orders" do not realize
that they are putting their lives on the line. They are not at
risk from Indians, so why all these coincidences?
The Six Nations people have been burning tobacco during this
entire occupation for their protection. This is the only
weapon that we have. We know the truth is on our side. We are
calling upon the natural forces to give us wisdom and guidance
through this whole siege. There are repercussions to those
involved when you go against people who are innocent and
justified in what they are doing. The megalomaniacs who do
these kinds of things are only looking out for themselves.
They are a danger to all of society. We Indigenous people are
within our rights. We want Canada to obey their own laws, and
to respect international norms. We want an open and fair
hearing. If the colonizers think they own our land, they need
to prove it. With this attack they have trashed any pretension
to right and decency, democracy and the rule of law. Canada is
beginning to slide quickly down the slippery slope of
despotism. How can Canada decolonize. The test lies in how
they feel toward people who challenge their assumptions. Are
they going to use batons, guns and pepper spray? Or are they
going to get out their documents and take a serious look at the
evidence.
The answer is obvious. Just look at what is happening today.
This is a colonial government's hard core. Canada does not
believe in reasoned researched and documented solutions. We
are seeing how colonial government is going to deal with any
kind of questioning of their "might makes right" authority.
These are the signs of how a tyrannical government is going to
suppress the people from expressing legitimate dissent against
a takeover by the powerful elitist interests that are involved.
It appears that individual rights are being eliminated
systematically all over Turtle Island. This destruction of
dissent at Six Nations is done under the cover of media
darkness. This is the way it will be done in the future
against all people across Turtle Island. This is an experiment
in police state tactics against unarmed people who are
exercising our rights.
These are the lessons they learned at Gustafsen Lake in 1995
where 77,000 rounds of ammunition were shot at the Indians. In
Saskatoon, where Six Indian boys were found frozen to death
outside the city put there by police officers. In Winnipeg
where J.J. Harper was murdered by the Winnipeg police. At
Ipperwash where Dudley George was murdered in cold blood by the
OPP. There are over 500 Indigenous women who have
"disappeared" and the police have done nothing about it. In
the 1960's there was a complaint made in British Columbia
because men were looking for Indian children to have sex with
them in the streets. The police did nothing about it. Child
prostitution is an on-going problem in Vancouver. We don't
want the blood lust of Canada's police force to be whetted by
spilling the blood of Indians. This vampire regime is moving
in on Indians like sharks who smell blood in the water.
We don't want the
6:45 am
Go to Six nations. Take part in the Canadian "democratic"
process. Get pepper sprayed. Get beat up. Get arrested. Get
killed. No one will know what is going on. Seriously, the
media black out is giving the lawless their power. They can do
anything they want and who knows where it will stop. Take
photos and tell your friends. We don't want another Chile.
The state has been involved in murders before like Anna May
Aquash. These attackers find a place where they can live out
their bizarre fantasies and manias. These people have a
twisted view of society and a gun is put in their hands. No
psychological testing is done on these guys in police, armies,
and bureaucracies. The only test for surviving is a
willingness to "follow orders", not the law. These people have
no concept of what the law or true democratic rule is.
6:20 AM
Cops all over the place. People are there. More people
coming. Pepper sprayed. So far they let everybody go. Some
might have been seized. Don't know. Canada using Gestapo
tactics instead of making things right. Canada following big
brother george bush mentality - invasion, containment,
imprisonment and torture of Indigenous people and their
families. Next Canada will start hunting down those who
continue to protect and try to maintain the sov and
jurisdiction of our people. lets not be surprised if Canada
puts a deck of 52 for its most wanted Indigenous people and
their friends and allies. Free land is our land that is free
of Indians.
At 5:55 am this morning, Thursday, April 20th, over 150 heavily
armed Ontario Provincial Police with Native mercenaries as body
shields, invaded Six Nations land. Some carrying M-16's, in
riot gear. 6th line is still open. The Rotinoshon'no are not
fighting because they are unarmed. Tear gas has been thrown at
them. Some were pepper sprayed. The traitors are the same
kind of people who stabbed Crazy Horse, Geronimo, and those who
fought for our sovereignty and our lives.
One bridge to the property has been closed.
Witnesses required. This will not be on the national news. Go
there and see what is going on. This is a scary precedent.
Take pictures. Make reports. Let the world know. report.
REPORT. REPORT. Help the people so no one gets hurt. we
never wanted violence. Canada has opened to the door to covert
state violence on a scale that is unprecedented in Canada.
This si the end of any pretense of negotiation with Indigenous
people. they're just going to take the land. Canada came in
with armaments, guns, paddy wagons (we dont know what's in
there).
Don't let Canada become another Chile. Tell the world. The
Rotino'shon:we are on our own land.
MNN Mohawk Nation News
kahentinetha2@yahoo.com


source: http://mostlywater.org/node/4888
I hope my cousins go there to help fight.

I would go if were able.


We shall win because the jim nido is with us
:(
 

Boss Hog

TRIBE Member
Sleepy Giant said:
Go to Six nations. Take part in the Canadian "democratic"
process. Get pepper sprayed. Get beat up. Get arrested.

It's not democracy without pepper spray!
 

Ditto Much

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Canada tribes fight off eviction

Indigenous Canadians occupying a construction site on land they claim as their own have rebuffed an overnight police attempt to force them out.

Protesters blocked an approach road to a half-finished housing project in Ontario, burning tyres as police moved in and made several arrests.

The group has occupied the land for 52 days, insisting it was granted to native Canadians in 1784.

But the government says the site was ceded in 1841 to make way for a road.

Deputy Commissioner Maurice Pilon blamed protesters for agitating against police, saying "officers were required to use some force" in making a reported 16 arrests, Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper said.

Protesters blamed police for disrupting a peaceful occupation.

'Ready for more'

A judge granted an injunction in March to force the protesters, who call themselves the Six Nations, off the land in Caledonia, about 110km (70 miles) from Toronto.

Authorities held talks with occupation leaders but those discussions broke down earlier this week.

A spokesman for the group, Janie Jamieson, said police used pepper sprays and dragged people from the tents where they slept.

"The OPP [police] has made the decision to break the peace, and that's what's happened," she said.

The protesters were ready to continue their occupation and expected another visit from the police, she added.

Mr Pilon insisted the police wanted to resolve the long-running dispute.

"We would ask everyone to work with us in restoring calm," he said.

"Violence is certainly not the answer."

Police said they had no immediate plans to return to the site.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/americas/4930104.stm


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So was the land ceded in an agreement in 1841? Cause if it was then this is just being bullies and taking what isn't theres.
 
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