12 March 2007

Mohawk deadline expires today

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UPDATE: Too many threats, not enough Indians

Despite warnings of a protest by local Mohawks this week, Deseronto was quiet Monday with not a leaflet, barricade or poster in sight.

Extra Ontario Provincial Police officers were in the area Monday. But instead of traffic control around a demonstration site, they could be found in the local OPP office doing ordinary work.
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Professional protester Shawn Brant's 60-day, "Deadline in Deseronto" is up today.

In fact, March 12th is actually Day 61... I'm guessing it's better to try disrupt lives on a weekday, when more people are actually working.
-- The demonstrators say they are reclaiming 925 acres illegally taken from the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte starting in 1832.

The land was granted to them by the Crown in exchange for loyalty to the British during the American War of Independence, when the Mohawks were forced from their ancestral home in New York state.
Local Conservative MP Daryl Kramp is not happy about the looming deadline.
“Negotiations are underway and they are ongoing,” he said. “Why the attempt to blockade a legitimate business that’s been there for generations?”
It will be interesting, in light of events at Caledonia, to see whether the OPP will simply stand by and watch another illegal aboriginal blockade go up, or will, as new OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino has previously indicated... step up and enforce the law.

I'm not holding my breath.


RELATED: Who is Shawn Brant?

LAST WORD: Todays armed insurrection...

Comes courtesy of the Confederation of Aboriginal People of Canada.
-- GRAND-REMOUS, Que. -- A group of armed aboriginals blockaded a Quebec highway Monday, stopping traffic to protest forest management by the province.

Quebec provincial police said between 25 and 50 people set up the blockade around 5:30 a.m. on Highway 117, north of Ottawa.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Real criminals are above the law in Ontario, the OPP only exist to regulate people who normally abide by the law anyhow...

The OPP should be disbanded and local police forces should look after local issues since the Province has no leadership capable of dealing with crime.

Neo Conservative said...

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all quiet in deseronto as of 2:00 pm... perhaps shawn brant and his merry pranksters double-booked a blockade somewhere else?

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Anonymous said...

I see Deseronto also has it's share of morons who have no understanding of the RIGHTS of First Nations people to stand up and say NO MORE.

Anonymous said...

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/070309/canada/canada_un_discrimination_col

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon said... the RIGHTS of First Nations people to stand up and say NO MORE"

sorry pal, the second you blockade a property, or put your hands on that rifle, you're a criminal.

you want sympathy for disregarding the law of the land, go play with the leftbots over at rabble.

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Anonymous said...

I think that before anyone speaks on this matter they should fully know all that is involved with it. I can say that I do fully know the facts on this land claim and that that as mohawk people we have all rights to do whatever it takes to have our land returned to us. There is no question that it is our land as admitted by the government. Have a good day!

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon said... as mohawk people we have all rights to do whatever it takes"

ah... spoken like a two year old, eyeing that candy bar in the grocery store checkout line.

the rest of us, unfortunately, would rather live under rule of law.

good luck with that anarchy thing... at least you'll have plenty of like-minded friends... in the penitentiary.

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