Young Natives becoming desperate: Fontaine

Posted: May 17, 2007 in Caledonia, CN Rail, DCE, Deseronto, Headlines, June 29th 2007, Land claims, Natives, Terrorism

Assembly of First Nations Chief Phil Fontaine says a YouTube video that provides instructions on how to disrupt railway traffic serves as evidence of mounting frustration among Canada’s native youth.

The video, entitled “When Justice Fails, Stop the Rails,” calls on natives to take action by creating rail blockades similar to those recently staged near Tyendinaga, Ont.

“They feel a deep sense of hopelessness because conditions in our communities are so desperate.”

On Tuesday, Fontaine warned Ottawa that progress must be made quickly on land claim issues in order to prevent a summer of protests.

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