Archive for May 30, 2007

Haldimand Mayor Marie Trainer speaks with CHML Radio about Hagersville, Caledonia, DCE, and our Government negotiating with Criminals, & David Ramsey’s threat to walk away from the negotiating table if the Terrorist occupations continue, and the summer of Terrorism ahead of us. Kudo’s to Mayor Tranier! ” They need to stop dealing with criminals ” Excellent interview

Much more at www.caledoniawakeupcall.com

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A real estate investment firm’s conviction it has clear title to the Dunnville Wal-Mart property is being disputed by members of Six Nations.“We have clear title to the land so there is no issue from our point of view,” said Scott Dutchak of Calloway REIT. The company’s ownership is registered at the land registry office, he said.

At a May 23 community meeting in Ohsweken, Cayuga sub-chief Leroy Hill said the Six Nations Confederacy sent a letter to Wal-Mart. He said Calloway REIT will look at environmental concerns and told the Confederacy they will do what they want with the property.

At the Six Nations community meeting, Ruby Montour wondered if Wal-Mart construction will continue and if lands around it will be given to Six Nations. “We don’t have to let them build there,” she said.“Telling them is not working. Action does,” said Montour who asked if people wanted to accompany her to the construction site.

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Thousands of acres in Moulton Township were the focus of interest for Six Nations Confederacy chiefs and community members at a May 23 public meeting in Ohsweken.

The block is one of six areas that Joseph Brant leased in the late 1700s to raise ongoing revenue for Six Nations. After two mortgagees failed to make payments, Six Nations chiefs asked the government of Upper Canada to return the land. It was not reverted.

On May 31, Canadian negotiators are expected to table offers on Moulton, the 25-acre Port Maitland claim and the Indian agent Samuel Jarvis claim which is about his misappropriation of Six Nations funds. The Burtch tract in Brant County and lands flooded for the Welland Canal may also be the subject of an offer this week.The negotiating table is also looking at the 250,000 acre Nichol Block at the northern tip of the Haldimand Tract. Canada will never have enough money to pay back Six Nations, said Monture.

Monture said the reclamation of land in Caledonia has put pressure on the government to take a more serious look at Six Nations claims. “Stay on DCE until all our land issues are resolved. “Remind the government we own the river,” said Cheyenne Williams. “If we take the bridges, closing off the reserve means nothing to us.

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Proof today that crime does pay.

 It is now being reported from the side tables on DCE that the Federal Government is offering $125 million to Six Nations.

This covers only 2 claims of the 26 claims Six Nations has filed. This payment covers Moulton Township, Welland Canal, and Burtch Tract lands, as well as compensation for the failed Grand River Navigation Company.

Stay tuned to www.caledoniawakeupcall.com for the latest on this breaking story

This is the message being loudly and clearly sent to anyone considering any sort of Development these days. When it was DCE, the excuse was a 200 year old land claim which supposedly puts the ownership of anything within 6 Miles of the Grand River in the hands of Natives. The claim has long been proven to be untrue by Ottawa (as it relates to DCE at least) but the land remains occupied 15 months later with no end in sight, and the OPP playing bodyguard to the Terrorists at our expense.  

A recent attempt by a developer to pave a nearby Church parking lot and improve the drainage system was met with a group of masked Terrorists storming the site, demanding the job be halted, and then refusing to allow the construction crew to leave with their equipment. 

Last week, construction was set to begin on a retirement home in nearby Hagersville, when masked Terrorists showed up, and refused to leave unless the developer agreed to abandon the project. As always the OPP stood and watched. In fact this time they even assisted the criminals in building an illegal barricade at the entrance. The site in Hagersville is not within 6 miles of the Grand River, so the same excuse couldn’t be used.

This time we were told by the Terrorists who apparently now dictate the terms of any new development anywhere they want to claim as their own, that they have (more…)

Tomorrow, the Ipperwash Inquiry will release its report on the death of Dudley George in Ipperwash back in September 1995. Here are 12 suggested questions for journalists who want to know what really happened in Ipperwash. They will explain why the Ipperwash Inquiry can never provide an credible recommendations with respect to preventing future land claim violence against innocent residents: 

  1. Out of 139 witnesses who testified at the Ipperwash Inquiry, why was not a single one of them a full time resident?
  2. Why did the Inquiry, which took 3 years to complete, give the residents at total of only 90 minutes to speak to the Commissioner, and why did the Inquiry feel the need to sanitize the minutes of that meeting?

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It looks like we may be in for more land claims soon. 

 According to recent news articles in the May 23, 2007 issue of Turtle Island News, Toronto City Councilor Glenn DeBaeremacker wants the City to spend $17.2 million dollars for a 7 hectare piece of land in the Rouge River/Morningside Creek area. The site is just north of Finch Avenue East and east of Staines Road , and sits on the banks of the Rouge River. 

The land could be used to develop a community center, but there’s no money slated for that. The land may also contain a 700 hundred year old Iroquois village, but there’s been no survey or archeological dig to suggest that.

what are the chances that if any development is started on this land it won’t become the site of yet another land claim, and possibly occupation by a native group?

And if you’re wondering what province could be next after Ontario, well in Quebec, at the Mirable Airport site, there may be potential land claims and even occupations as well.

It appears that information released under the Access to Information indicate the government has been concerned about rail and road blockades for months now…

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Turtle Island News reported on May 23, 2007, that the Federal Government of Canada would be making an announcement, regarding an offer to Six Nations. This announcement was expected on May 30, 2007.  The offer is to settle two outstanding land claims and would involve cash, but not necessarily land.

Is the timing of the offer and the statement that more progress needs to be made by the end of June just a coincidence? Remember that some natives are calling for a Canada wide blockade of rail lines and roads on June 29, 2007.

Is the offer of cash, and not necessarily any land, the amount of cash which is unknown at this time, meant to appease the natives in the hopes that perhaps they will not go ahead with the June 29th plan to block rail and road traffic across Canada?

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Aboriginal Affairs Minister David Ramsay is threatening to pull Ontario from the negotiating table to resolve the Caledonia standoff if native leaders cannot rein in natives from staging more protests and land occupations like the one in Hagersville last week.

“That’s my inclination,” Ramsay said last night, indicating it might even involve a meeting tomorrow in which Ottawa is to make a “big offer” to settle the Caledonia dispute by trying to make good on two land claims in the Dunnville area.

“I don’t see the point of going back to the table. It doesn’t make sense. This lawlessness breaking out is not acceptable. Quite frankly, it will not be tolerated.”

The minister made his comments after the Hagersville developer announced through his lawyer he was abandoning the multimillion dollar project because Six Nations Confederacy representatives told him they would not let it proceed without a fight.

“He (Valentini) has never been faced with this situation before,”  “It’s a small company. It’s he and his wife. This will bankrupt him.”

Haldimand Mayor Marie Trainer is calling on the Ontario government to get tough with native “radicals” and send the police into Hagersville to protect the development of a 90-unit townhouse development.

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TORONTO — An Ontario government promise to make the freedom of information process more “open and transparent” has gone unfulfilled as orders to disclose internal documents are ignored, the province’s Information and Privacy Commissioner said yesterday.

Ann Cavoukian’s annual report found that requests for documents last year under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act hit a record high of 36,739, but the government still hasn’t figured out how to properly and fairly manage the process.

Conservative Leader John Tory said his party has submitted countless requests for government information and documents but has mostly been stonewalled.

The party says a request for information about the continuing aboriginal occupation in Caledonia still hasn’t been fulfilled after about 325 days. New Democratic Leader Howard Hampton said that response is too late and the government’s lack of disclosure is another example of Mr. McGuinty’s broken promises.

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May 30, 2007

In the May 23, 2007 issue of Turtle Island News, native spokeswoman Janie Jamieson stated that there were in fact firearms on the Douglas Creek Estates (DCE) reclamation site in Caledonia, this contrary to previous reports that no firearms had ever been taken onto the site.

Jamieson went on to say that on May 17, 2007, there was an incident in which a firearm was involved at Kanohnstaton, the name given by natives to the DCE site. The plan (by Jamieson) was to build heavily secured gates at entry points onto the site. Also, the Ontario Provincial Police will be allowed to continue aerial searches of the site according to Jamieson.

It appears that the incident with the AK47 was sparked by internal bickering over security at the reclamation site. One woman was quoted as saying that it was people currently on the site who were causing all the problems and that all adults except Carol Bomberry and Janie Jamieson had left the site fearing for their own safety.

CaledoniaWakeUpCall was notified by an eye witness who saw the suspect, waiving the firearm and threatening to kill someone. The eye witness reported this to OPP stationed near the DCE, but no attempt was made by the OPP to prevent the suspect from leaving the DCE.

The big question, apart from why are we just now ‘officially’ finding out there are indeed dangerous weapons on the DCE, but why did the OPP not attempt to prevent VanEvery from even leaving the DCE? He had an AK47, was waiving it around and threatening to shoot someone with it.

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In 2001, Indian Affairs (INAC) admitted that Canada had 2,666 reserves

By September 2006, INAC had a listing of 2,974 reserves in Canada
 

By April 2007, that same registry had a listing of 3,344 reserves in Canada
 

192 of these “new” reserves are described as “sub-surface”


What’s a sub-surface reserve?

In October 2003, the Internal Directive 10-2 was circulated throughout Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC).  This directive addresses Partial Subsurface Interest Additions and it effectively became a final policy as it was added to the Land Management Manual.

  • The purpose of this directive is to address the possibility of setting apart partial interests in mines and minerals as reserve under the conditions spelled out in the Policy section

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  • The issue of setting apart partial interests in mines or minerals as reserve was raised when First Nations began purchasing partial interests in mines and minerals under specific claim settlements and/or treaty land entitlements.

What does this directive mean to Canadian jobs and the Canadian Economy?

In a nutshell, this directive gives First Nations the ability to delay and interfere with the exploration of natural resources.  With a minimal investment, any First Nation can become a partial owner and according to the words of Directive 10-2, consultation and agreement must first be obtained from every part owner prior to moving forward.   

In view of the approach to “keep everything natural”, this directive fits very nicely with the long term plans of interfering with the Canadian economy.   

Where are all these reserves coming from and who lives there?

 Read the full story here for a fascinating look at what’s coming for canada