Stop trains or Natives will: Chiefs

Posted: May 25, 2007 in CN Rail, Deseronto, Headlines, Home Grown Terrorism in Canada, June 29th 2007, Land claims, Natives, Phil Fontaine, Propaganda, Terrorism

Canada’s native chiefs will pressure the national railways to close down for the Assembly of First Nations’ “day of action” on June 29, backing it up with a veiled threat they will probably face blockades from individual native bands if they refuse.

Indian Affairs Minister Jim Prentice responded by arguing that it is wrong for the AFN to place companies in the middle of a dispute with the government, and repeated his warning that blockades will only hurt the public support for their cause.

Chief Fontaine rejected that warning earlier in the day, even though he insisted that the AFN was not advocating violence or blockades. He argued that public support peaked during the 1990 Oka crisis, which saw the death of a provincial police officer and a tense three-month standoff between Mohawks and Canadian Forces soldiers.

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