Archive for May 17, 2007

Roseau River Chief Terry Nelson, the man behind the planned railway blockade in southern Manitoba, has been called a renegade, a radical and a lone wolf.  The labels don’t bother him. He sees himself as an honest man in a world of diplomatic double-speak, straining to hold back a groundswell of anger from the grassroots.

“There’s only one way to deal with a white man. You either pick up a gun or you stand between him and his money,” Chief Nelson said yesterday

“Where I differ from Phil Fontaine and Ovide [Mercredi], they’re talking about the poor Indians in Canada. Who gives a shit? I know goddamn well that nobody gives a shit … What they care about is that I’m going to sit on the railway track for 24 hours.”

“If this thing gets out of control, it’s pretty clear we can shave $200-billion off the GDP of Canada, and it won’t recover until 2009.”

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The federal Conservatives should embrace the principles of the Kelowna Accord signed by the previous Liberal government, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty said Wednesday. The “extraordinary” $5.1-billion deal designed to help lift natives out of poverty has fallen by the wayside while aboriginal protests have continued to spread across Canada, McGuinty said.

With a national day of aboriginal protests planned for June 29, McGuinty said he wants Ottawa to quickly develop a “more intelligent and accelerated” way to settle about 800 outstanding land claims to help ease tensions.

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Review this story to see through the smoke screen around McGuinty’s real agenda

This year’s Landing of the Mohawks ceremony, an event that typically happens every Victoria Day weekend, has been cancelled.
It is only the second time since 1929 that the event has not happened, Maracle said. The other time was because of heavy rain. The event takes place at the historic site west of Deseronto where Captain John Deserontyon and about 20 families landed on May 22, 1784. The ceremony will return next year.

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Chief expresses dismay over supreme court decision

On behalf of the Miawpukek First Nation, Chief Mi’sel Joe expresses dismay and disappointment that the Supreme Court of Canada has declined to hear an appeal from the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in the case Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Newfoundland versus Ken Drew et al (short form, R. v. Drew).

The Province commenced a legal action in 1996. Justice Leo Barry of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Trial Division) held in a decision dated 17 July 2003 that the Miawpukek Mi’kmaq did not have the claimed aboriginal or treaty rights. On 11 October 2006 the Supreme Court of Newfoundland Court of Appeal upheld the decision at trial.

“It would seem that First Nations do not have fair access to judicial remedies when the main source of evidence is documents written from a European perspective only, and are interpreted in a manner contrary to the recognition of First Nations rights,”

We are currently reconsidering our options. And our faith in the Supreme Court of Canada.”…

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While reviewing the actions of the Native Terrorists who are happily destroying the lives of so many, I can’t help but notice that they have the temperament of gigantic toddlers and many of their horrific actions appear to be the result of simple temper tantrums by people with no self control. I’ve had a lot of experience with kids over the years, and I see a similar pattern here.