Army manual lists radical Natives with Hezbollah

Posted: April 30, 2007 in Headlines

Radical natives are included on the same list as the Tamil Tigers and Hezbollah in a new counterinsurgency manual being prepared for the Canadian army.  “The rise of radical Native American organizations, such as the Mohawk Warrior Society, can be viewed as insurgencies with specific and limited aims,” the manual states. 

While the draft is stirring controversy for Native activists and supporter, some believe the document, and the tactics outlined in it, is necessary. “The people who do these things should be treated like anyone else, and that may mean surveillance and military operations where necessary,” said David Harris of the Canadian Coalition for Democracies.

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