Two Roads & a Blocked Railway Line

Posted: May 9, 2007 in Deseronto, Natives, Propaganda, Terrorism

Posted by First Perspective – a Native publication

After twelve years of the Tyendinaga, Mohawk Community dealing with the Canadian Government’s land claim process near Deseronto, Ontario, their claim finally got some media coverage this week when about 70 Mohawk community members blocked a CN rail line between Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa for thirty hours.

Tempers flared as thousands of passengers were left stranded or relegated to hopping on buses to get past the blockade and catch trains in Kingston. Unfortunately, few media outlets bothered to report on possible causes for the blockade and barely reported about the context. “There is no excuse for the rail blockade,” read the lead anonymous editorial in Saturday’s Globe and Mail. This outlook even took bigoted tones by VIA rail’s own customer service employees to one of my own family members.

Read the full story here

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