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Old 05-23-2006, 12:21 PM   #1
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Protesters Clash with Six Nations

Native protesters clash with non-Native residents
Tuesday, May 23, 2006



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Native protesters in Caledonia, Ontario, clashed with non-Native residents on Monday, putting negotiations to resolve the long-running dispute on hold.

The protesters from the Six Nations Reserve removed their blockade yesterday but re-erected it when non-Native residents put up their own barricade. Some non-Natives then tried to abandon their blockade but weren't supported by their fellow residents. There were fist fights and scuffles among the two groups.

Tensions also simmered when non-Natives angrily left bread and cheese, a symbol of Queen Victoria's offering to the Six Nations Reserve, at the Native blockade. Native protesters hurled the bread and cheese back at the non-Natives.

The situation worsened when a transformer station at the protest site caught fire, causing a power loss for 8,000 people. Non-Natives claimed the Native protesters sabotaged the transformer but there are conflicting reports about whether it was a malfunction or not.

Talks to resolve the dispute had been set to resume today but have been put on hold.

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This is Summer, yesterday was a scary day, I was at the Bread & Cheese events helping out by handing it out while representing PowWows.com with Six Nations ambassadors. I have no hydro at my house and my neighbourhood which consists of almost my whole family is left with no hydro or power. Over 6 thousand people are left without power not only in Caledonia or Six Nations but in places like Simcoe, Vanessa, Middleport & places up to Oakville.
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As we speak, the land reclamation warriors are dismantling the barricade. They started about 2 p.m.
I should mention that they did take it down yesterday, but some stupid hooligans from the town started trouble and just like that - up it went again.

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Yes, I was at bread and cheese, I went in the parade with the Six Nations Ambassadors to represent PowWows.com and my uncle Steve had asked me to hand out bread and cheese with Miss Six Nations Dakota Brant, Miss Tiny Tot Jubie Jamieson, Little Miss S.N. Ashley Skye, Miss Pre-Teen S.N. Taysha Fuller & Miss Teen S.N. Missy Elliot.. It was a lot of fun.. Good thing I was at my aunts who has hydro and seen myself! *L*
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A cedar branch offered as an olive branch by a native elder lies discarded
on the disputed roadway in Caledonia.

(http://ads.thestar.com/click.ng/sit...x&HChannel=news) By Ron Wilkinson, Caledonia
The Hamilton Spectator
(May 24, 2006)
A few years ago, Haldimand-Norfolk region decided to disband its local
police service in favour of a contract with the OPP for police protection. Since
deamalgamation, both Haldimand and Norfolk have collectively used the OPP as
their police force.
In light of the recent native actions in Caledonia, I really wonder if
Haldimand County should take a close look at the renewal of its contract with the
OPP.
It is clear that during this native protest, the OPP has not fulfilled the
obligations of its contract with Haldimand.
The OPP is required under the Police Services Act to uphold the laws of
Ontario, yet its officers allow lawlessness to occur daily, whether it's the
blocking of roads, burning of bridges or turning a blind eye to many illegal
acts by some.
The fact that they allowed some who were having arrest warrants sworn
against them in a Cayuga court last week to walk by them with immunity glaringly
shows the double standard of the application of the law that they were sworn
to uphold.
The OPP has totally bungled this situation from the get-go. They have
selectively applied the law as they have seen fit. This is not a lawful society.
This is selective anarchy.
I suggest to Haldimand council that at the end of the OPP's contract,
council not renew that contract and instead reinstate a local force, like the
regional police before. At least then the residents would have a force of
officers from the community who care about it and who would not have to take orders
from their political masters in Toronto.
A local police force would have a feel for the community, for the pulse of
the local people, not like the provincial force that has brought in hundreds
of officers from around the province, at a cost of several millions of
dollars, to bolster the handful of local OPP officers.
These imported OPP officers have no feeling for the community. They are just
there en masse, and it shows with their interactions with residents who
peacefully protest at the line weekly.
These imported OPP officers make the residents who protest feel like
lawbreakers, while lawlessness goes on behind the OPP line.
When this is all settled, I feel a public inquiry should be held to
investigate the OPP's total mishandling of this event. The public should find out
why the OPP did not enforce the laws of Ontario. Were they just inept, or were
they being held back? The truth needs to be told. When the OPP will not
enforce a legally-binding court order and then allow lawlessness to occur out in
the open and do nothing about it, all law-abiding, taxpaying citizens
should be concerned.

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Impose the law

(http://ads.thestar.com/click.ng/sit...x&HChannel=news) By Troy Smillie, Hannon
The Hamilton Spectator
(May 24, 2006)
Enough is enough. It is time for a return to justice and accountability.
It is time for the government to use whatever force is required to end the
illegal blockade of public roads and bring to justice those accountable for
the destruction of public property.
This is terrorism, not a protest. Our government should be invoking its "no
tolerance policy" and putting in place provisions for restitution.
This has gone beyond a protested land dispute and moved to civil
disobedience, vandalism and intimidation.
Where are our police? Where is our government? Justice cannot be selective
-- native or not, everyone must obey the law.
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Crunch time: Where's Harper?

(http://ads.thestar.com/click.ng/sit...x&HChannel=news) By Barry Kennington,
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(May 24, 2006)
There is a crisis in Caledonia but where is Prime Minister Stephen Harper
and his government?
This is a native land claims problem, which is a federal responsibility and
it is time for Harper and the federal native affairs department to quit
hiding and take a lead in this instead of sending a couple of non-government
spokespeople who have yet to be heard from.
Harper wants to lead this country, so let's see some of his leadership
qualities now.

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(http://ads.thestar.com/click.ng/sit...x&HChannel=news) By Greg Side, Mount Hope
The Hamilton Spectator
(May 24, 2006)
The terrorist acts being committed in Caledonia have gone on for too long.
The issue in Caledonia reminds me of the many Middle Eastern wars, where
terrorist acts will be committed to make a point about a very old debate.
It is time that the governments step in and solve the problem before people
on both sides are injured or killed.
The natives are not paying for the damage they cause. We are. How long until
it spreads to Hamilton?

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Government policy -- stall now, let someone else pay later


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By Terry Horne, Hamilton
The Hamilton Spectator
(May 24, 2006)
The serious situation in Caledonia is the direct responsibility of the
government's lack of taking action initially, and enforcing the law to protect the
general public.
Governments tend to bend over backwards for every minority issue while
ignoring the rights of the majority. I wonder what rights of the citizens of
Caledonia are being negotiated away by the government to make this issue go away.
They will probably be done on the "IOU" policy of government, where they
will take effect sometime in the future for some other government to deal with.
Why is it that government policy is made for the current party in power,
rather than the good of the country in the future? If the natives own the land,
deal with it -- if they don't, go in and clear up the issue. But don't
negotiate away others' rights simply because a minority group is making an issue
of it. I'm sure there will be a high price paid sometime in the future for
this Caledonia fiasco.

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Trashing public property warrants arrests

(http://ads.thestar.com/click.ng/sit...x&HChannel=news) By Jennifer Stanley,
Hamilton
The Hamilton Spectator
(May 24, 2006)
So let me get this straight:
* After spending three months (apparently not having jobs to attend to)

blocking a main road in Caledonia, the native protesters thought it would be a
good idea to rip up a road with a back-hoe and tear down a hydro tower.
* The police didn't think it would be a good idea to put a stop to the
destruction of the road.
* The town is now in a state of emergency and the politicians are telling us
they are working on the situation and to be patient.
My question would then be: When will the government start taking this
seriously and have the police start arresting people who are destroying public
property?
What a joke. I feel sorry for the employed, taxpaying people in Caledonia
whose lives are being disrupted. Best of luck to them.

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Government paralysed by lack of political backbone

(http://ads.thestar.com/click.ng/sit...x&HChannel=news) By Chris Trites, Hamilton
The Hamilton Spectator
(May 24, 2006)
The standoff in Caledonia is a sad reality of political correctness run
amok.
The natives and non-natives in this situation are equal as Canadians, with
the same rights and responsibilities under the law.
The government is paralyzed and terrified to make a decision for fear of
offending somebody and being criticized.
The police are rightly holding back, waiting to see if they are being
"backed" by the powers-that-be, lest they be cannon fodder once again. The police
don't want to take the brunt of the fallout while the politicians claim
ignorance.
Members of the public are the real victims here.
The people they elected are too nervous to act and the police are too
cautious to make a move. The appearance is that nobody is in charge.
When that happens, members of the public will act and do what they feel is
right.
When the public acts, the politicians and police have no right to criticize
them for doing what the public elected and paid them to do.
My only hope is that somebody will have the courage to come forward and take
charge; take responsibility and act in the best interests of the majority
and not the minority.
If not, be assured the public will do what has to be done to restore order
and likely it won't be politically correct.
As a Canadian and a police officer, I am ashamed at the lack of political
backbone and at the sad state my country has been reduced to. I never used to
believe the old saying from the U.S. that "Canada will be the first nation to
die from apathy," but sadly it is coming true right before my eyes.
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Tuesday, May 23, 2006 | Updated at 2:50 PM EDT

Natives Form Human Barricade in Caledonia
Hamilton Spectator


Caledonia -- Natives have replaced the barricade on Argyle Street with a
human chain.
Protesters toppled a hydro tower yesterday and dragged it across the road
during a day of confrontation with town residents.
They started Monday by clearing the road, then closed it again after
scuffling with non-native residents who set up their own blockade of the road.
Natives began began clearing the site shortly after 10 a.m. They dragged the
hydro tower off the road shortly before 2 p.m.
Former Ontario Premier David Peterson, the interim negotiator, is meeting
with members of the Haldimand County Council to seek a way to defuse the
tension in the community.
Council and local Caledonians have asked for the the military to step in if
the barricade doesn't come down today.
Power remains out in part of Haldimand County as a result of a transformer
that was vandalized yesterday.
Four women -- two each from Caledonia and the native communities --
approached the thin police line separating them and said that the vandalised
transformer was the work of supporters from outside Caledonia and not from within the
community.
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Protester Michael Laughing, in traditional native dress, accompanied Argyle
Street resident Jim Meyer, who placed a branch at the feet of Caledonia
residents and told them it was a sign of peace from the natives.

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By Deirdre Healey
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(May 24, 2006)
All it finally took to bring down the barricade was a simple peace offering
between natives and residents.
Less than 24 hours after Caledonia residents and Six Nations protesters
hurled insults and blows at each other, both sides had grown weary and agreed it
was time to reopen Argyle Street.
Many town residents woke yesterday morning feeling shame and anger at how
quickly weeks of progress had been destroyed by a moment of violence. Their Six
Nation neighbours began the day feeling distrustful of the Caledonia
residents, but still wanting to keep their promise to safely remove the barricade
across the road.
Together the two groups, who have lived peacefully together for decades,
decided to take negotiations into their own hands. And for the first time since
the native blockade went up 34 days ago, traffic was flowing uninterrupted
along Argyle Street by yesterday afternoon.
"The only way to describe it is relief," said Valerie Melick, who has lived
in the small town for 28 years and watched yesterday as the entire resolution
unfolded. "Maybe with this first step, things will start getting back to
normal. Now with the barricade down, maybe calm heads will prevail."
Yesterday morning residents were pushing to have the military brought in to
remove the native barricade, but that thought quickly faded when it became
apparent they could potentially resolve the issue on their own.
The whole process took just under two hours and there were no boardroom
meetings or high-powered politicians. Instead there was a handful of residents
and natives walking out to meet at the halfway point of the 50 metre stretch of
road separating the two groups. They met several times and the handshakes
and friendly pats on the shoulder were signs to the hundreds of town residents,
natives and reporters looking on that the blockade was coming to an end.
It all began with establishing trust.
The Caledonia residents had to assure the natives they would be safe from
violence if they took down the barricade, said Ralph Luimes, one of the three
residents who made several trips to the halfway point to talk with native
representatives.
David Peterson, former premier who has been working to bring the two sides
together over the past three weeks, was also talking with natives over the
phone conveying the same message.
Then it was the natives turn.
The first sign of resolution came in the form of a tree branch. Protester
Michael Laughing, in traditional native dress, walked with Caledonia resident
Jim Meyer towards the crowd of residents who had formed a line across the
road. Meyer, who lives on Argyle Street and has a friendly relationship with the
protesters, placed a branch on the ground at the residents' feet and told
them it was a sign of peace from the natives.
Ken Hewitt, Caledonia Citizen Alliance spokesperson, didn't hesitate in
picking up the branch and crossing the yellow police tape into the crowd of
residents. He then urged them to be the first to move off the roadway and
residents responded by shouting out in agreement.
The tension was dissipating, but still Caledonia representatives took every
precaution and told the natives if they moved off the road, the protesters
must immediately begin to do the same. Luimes said they feared the crowd could
easily become agitated as they did Monday if they didn't see the native side
immediately reciprocate.
At the same time, Caledonia representatives were also calling county road
officials to the site so they would be ready to inspect the road once the
natives had removed the barricade.
It took several minutes, but eventually members of the Caledonia group,
along with the help of about 60 police officers, managed to back about 300
hundred residents and members of the media off the road and behind yellow police
tape.
Now it was the Six Nations turn.
The Six Nations protesters had met yesterday morning and decided to uphold
their promise to remove the barricade despite the brawls that had happened
Monday. The promise was made last week after the province froze construction of
the housing development at the heart of the dispute.
"We are doing it in good faith that negotiations will move forward," said
spokesperson Janie Jamieson after crossing the residents' barricade. "The ball
is now in the government's court."
The removal of the native blockade began just before 2 p.m. when the hydro
tower, which had been pulled across the road Monday, was dragged away by a
front-end loader and placed along the entrance of the disputed development site.
Then step-by-step the road was cleared and the hole in the asphalt, which
had been dug up Monday, was filled.
The meetings between the two sides continued in the middle of the roadway
with representatives returning to their groups at opposite ends with constant
updates.
The first native to cross the barricade line went virtually unnoticed. But
then one by one, cars from the native side began driving past the crowd and
the residents greeted them with cheers and applause. In return, the natives
waved out the car windows and gestured a sign of peace with their hands.
Once the native end of the road was cleared, police opened the road to a
stream of traffic flowing from town.
But despite the removal of the barricade, the effects of unrest in Caledonia
were still evident with many residents returning to homes without hydro.
About 2,000 residences in the town and another 1,600 in the area were still
without power last night.
Hydro One had been working to repair the damaged transformer on the
occupation site after it caught fire Monday. It was expected hydro would be restored
today or tomorrow.
Talks between Peterson and representatives from Six Nations and Caledonia
residents were also scheduled to continue last night with the focus shifting
toward getting the blockade on Highway 6 removed.
However, Jamieson said the natives do not plan on leaving the development
site until the land is given back and warned the Argyle blockade could easily
be re-erected if negotiations turn sour.
"It will be up to the government to decide if the blockade goes up again."
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Cathie Coward, the Hamilton Spectator
Native protesters gather at the downed hydro tower forming part of the
Argyle Street barricade shortly before they began its removal.

(http://ads.thestar.com/click.ng/sit...x&HChannel=news) A small group of Caledonia
and native residents take charge and find a way to move ahead
By Marissa Nelson
The Hamilton Spectator
(May 24, 2006)
It wasn't a minister, a member of Parliament or any high-ranking politician
who eventually brokered a deal to get the barricade down. It was a small
group of townspeople and Six Nations residents who brokered it.
It was a major leap forward made by many small steps.
Remarkably absent from that effort were high-level politicians.
"They don't exist," said Caledonia resident Mark Hauser.
Like so many Caledonia residents, he has been directly affected by the
blockade. His is an average family. He's never been too politically involved, but
his family lives a stone's throw from the once-sleepy road that became the
main thoroughfare around the barricade.
"It's been drop the ball and pass the hot potato," he said. "It's pathetic
and ruined relations with the Six Nations."
He blames the lack of leadership for a large chunk of the problems.
"It's a mess and it should never have ever been this way," he said. "It
should never have gone on this long."
Ken Hewitt, a spokesperson for the Caledonia Citizens Alliance group, also
blamed Monday's fighting on the lack of government action.
"This is a result of the government's inability to sort this out," Hewitt
said. "This community wants law and order restored."
It was in fact Hewitt who helped ease the tensions yesterday that eventually
led to Argyle Street opening, after he picked up an olive branch from the
ground and carried it across the Caledonia barricade.
"What happened here today was grassroots. People talking to people."
David Ramsay, the provincial minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs,
said it was a change of mood yesterday which turned the tide and he disputed
claims about weak leadership.
The province is heavily involved, with David Peterson acting as the
province's team leader, he said.
Peterson did work behind the scenes to get the Argyle Street barricade down
and was one of the few politicians at the frontlines Monday.
Ramsay said he speaks to Peterson many times a day and has also been
speaking to a representative of the citizen's alliance group.
"A lot of things you don't see are going on behind the scenes," he said,
pointing out staff from municipal affairs have also been helping.
Ramsay called Peterson "gutsy" for going to Caledonia alone on Monday to
face a barrage of angry Caledonia residents, some of whom hurled obscenities and
held him captive behind police lines. He ruled out going to Caledonia
himself fearing he may become a lightning rod.
He said before the protest began in late February, "significant progress"
was being made on the Six Nations land claims but he's not sure how many people
on Six Nations knew that.
He did say the focus of the province's attention today would be trying to
get the barricade on the Highway 6 bypass down.
Conservative MPP Toby Barrett, whose station wagon sat stranded between the
native and non-native sides for most of Monday, said he gives Peterson credit
for his efforts but said the province is using a "calculated strategy."
"It's a strategy of delay, hide under your desk and hope it goes away," said
Barrett, who still doesn't have his car back. "Not only is there a failure
to communicate, but a vacuum of leadership and it invariably gets filled by
someone."
He wants the province to open a storefront where people can get information
and help.
Mayor Marie Trainer said people felt as if no one was supporting them.
"We kept getting 'we're making progress, we're moving ahead,'" she said, but
then people would see the barricade get bigger.
The county has decided to hold off calling in the army, she added, because
the Argyle Street barricade was taken down.
Federal Indian Affairs Minister Jim Prentice told reporters in Calgary he
wouldn't be getting personally involved, saying he is satisfied his mediators
are doing a good job.
"We've had respected people from the department as things have gone on. We
have brought in other negotiators including a very well-respected person from
Ontario -- a former foreign affairs minister (MacDougall)."
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ooh please be careful dear Summer!
And take pictures.. this is a historical event... it's good that you are there.. not only representing pws.com but haudenosaunee future... i keep you ALL in my prayers as i have a brother and sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins up there!! Just remember to have everyone keep thier cool... do not push.... the pieces will fall where they will...
And i guess u have to go back to haulin water and washin up in the bowl like old days! lol...but keep us informed... the media tends to fan fires.. i'd rather hear it from someone who is there....
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The hydro is back on, it's not as bad as everyone makes it sound. the blockades are down there is traffic going down Argyle Street, last night and today everyone and everything is fine, quiet nd calm in Caledonia, there aren't that many protestors at the site, no one is allowed to walk down Argyle St. in that area. I can't believe how the Caledonia residents are, they are so rude, I have seen a video that was shot by a Native at the reclammation site while the scuffles were happening. During those scuffles many Native protestors we're sprayed in the face with pepper spray by the Caledonia people, mostly women. I'm so glad that there was a medical aid station set up there to help those people and my family members who we're sprayed. Yesterday on the news and just hearing what was going down over there it seems that the Caledonia residents aren't happy at all. They are still complaining, they opened the road and that's what they got, geez.. Anyways I'm glad the hydro is back on and I'll update ya sometime later when I can.
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I really wish I could be up there with you guys. I really do. Is there anything I can do from so far away to give you all a hand?
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HOIY...the hydro has just came on at my house!....geeze what a weekend!!!...my first bread and cheese getting pepersprayed!!!....LOL.....i've been right down there at the front lines!!!...i don't know what the next move is gonna be but!....them crazy towns people thought they were going to out # us in a hand and hand combat!!....hehehehehe .... did any of you'se see the guys from the other side getting pulled outta the fight with red pain't on them??...LOL...j/k...anywho !!!....i'll be back on here after and give a little report!!..
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gather up a few of your friends and go block off a bridge or a major highway!!!....LOL..j/k
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gather up a few of your friends and go block off a bridge or a major highway!!!....LOL..j/k
LOL... just dont burn tires like we did... oppsie!
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...we ain't "WAGON BURNERS" anymore!!!...they shell now call us "TIRE BURNERS".....LMFAO.....j/k....i know the whole burning of tires was a brain fart!!!.....someone wasn't thinking!...with the right head anywayz!....hehehehe
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naw.. the tire burning sends up a thick black cloud of smoke that gets noticed.. that's a tactic that's been used before... to draw attention ... but is it ever nasty! Those of you that were exposed, when it's all over get checked over by a doctor cause they were burning tires on my rez across from my cousin's house and she got mercury poisoning from it.
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naw.. the tire burning sends up a thick black cloud of smoke that gets noticed.. that's a tactic that's been used before... to draw attention ... but is it ever nasty! Those of you that were exposed, when it's all over get checked over by a doctor cause they were burning tires on my rez across from my cousin's house and she got mercury poisoning from it.
what do you mean it gets attention!!...i think the attention was already there!....beating the hell outta the OPP got enough attention on the media part and the publics attention!!!! the burning tires part was just dumb!!!!....the wind was headed right back towards the rez!!!!....how many of the people on the rez do you think are gonna be affected by this dumb move???...my son was home and we only live 1/2 concession away from where they started to burn the tires!!!. Now how is that going to affect his health in the future?????...i agree with everything else !....BUT plz this burning tires stuff has to stop!!!
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I did'nt say it was a good idea LOL!! It's just been done before to get attention was all I was saying... I agree with ya 100% guy!
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