24 March 2007

Mohawk blockade up again...

In Deseronto.

So here we go again. Another illegal aboriginal occupation of private property.

Where is Dalton McGuinty on this one?

-- DESERONTO -- Painted school buses and a simmering wood fire now mark the entrance to Thurlow Aggregates on Deseronto Road.

The interior of the property is now a campground for about 50 aboriginal protesters, who worked through the night Thursday to prepare the site to be there for “as long as it takes,” said spokesman Shawn Brant.

The Mohawks are protesting the operation of a gravel pit on lands they say were wrongfully taken from them in 1832.

"Every year, 10,000 trucks of gravel are being shipped out of here," Brant said. "It’s an affront and an indignity to our community."
This whole thing has gotten me thinking. Maybe I can dig up some beef my ancestors had with the Crown 175 years ago.

Maybe I can cash in too.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not following you. Did your ancestors sign treaties with the Crown and have those promises broken too?

Neo Conservative said...

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worse than that... they got kicked right out of their ancestral homeland without having any sort of perpetual welfare state set up for them.

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