Natives stall another housing project

Posted: May 26, 2007 in Caledonia, DCE, Hagersville, Home Grown Terrorism in Canada, Land claims, Natives, Terrorism

(May 25, 2007)

Native protesters forced a work stoppage at a Hagersville subdivision early Wednesday morning.

Early reports indicated the protesters were acting alone and did not represent the elected Six Nations Band Council nor the Hereditary Chiefs Council. “They didn’t tell us not to,” said self-appointed native spokesperson Dawn Smith who addressed a small group of media at approximately 9:30 am Wednesday morning.

“Our protest is with the government of Canada, not the people of Hagersville,” she said. She claimed the construction site was part of the Plank Road land claim even though the site is located well outside six miles from the Grand River which forms the boundary of the disputed Haldimand Tract.

Haldimand Mayor Marie Trainer said she was not totally surprised by the occupation even though it is located outside of the Haldimand Tract. “I think all of Canada is on their radar screen,” she said.

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