Archive for June 1, 2007

The official release of the government Ipperwash inquiry has had it’s designed effect. The Mainstream media fell for it and misinformed the public once again with excerpts from this politically correct, entirely slanted, one sided, useless, pre determined, tax payer funded, $25 Million report which kissed the arse of Terrorist Dudley George and bashed the OPP and Harris government for trying to uphold the law in 1995.

Their final conclusion? The events at Ipperwash were entirely the fault of everyone but the Native Terrorists who illegally occupied a Military base, and a Provincial Park. That in cases of Terrorism or any criminal activity that happen to be committed by Natives, law and order should be instantly abandoned and condemned so that Canada can be more “sensitive to Aboriginal needs”.

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Six Nations chiefs are frowning on a $125 million offer from Ottawa to end the 15-month occupation of a former housing project because it does not include land in long standing claims other than a small piece of property in Brant County.

Mohawk Chief Allen MacNaughton, a Six Nations negotiator, also says a condition to end the occupation of Douglas Creek Estates is immaterial as far as he’s concerned.

“The Douglas Creek lands have been repatriated,” MacNaughton told reporters at the end of a meeting yesterday with negotiators from Ottawa and Queen’s Park. “That’s all I can say about that.”

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2inch_voc_logo-url.jpgcwuc_crest.gif– Joint Media Release –

VoiceofCanada
and
CaledoniaWakeUpCall

June 01, 2007

Ipperwash Papers investigator calls Inquiry “shameful cover-up”

According to the lead investigator for The Ipperwash Papers project, the Ipperwash Inquiry is a shameful cover-up that deliberately ignored a campaign of native crime and intimidation against Ipperwash residents that began in earnest in 1992 following the submission of a little known land claim against the homes of West Ipperwash Beach residents by the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point.

The Ipperwash Inquiry did not call a single full time resident to testify about the trauma they experienced at the hands of natives before, during and after the events of September 1995. During the course of an inquiry that lasted three years, a mere 90 minutes was allotted for residents to address the Commissioner in a townhall meeting that took place on the evening of June 21, 2006. Vandermaas alleges that the minutes of that meeting were “sanitized” to downplay residents’ statements in a way that strongly suggests that the Inquiry’s conclusions were pre-determined. He says that the Inquiry’s minutes of this ‘Community Consultation’ differed so dramatically from a reporter’s account of the meeting that he felt compelled to verify that she was, indeed, writing about the same event.

At least one high ranking Inquiry official had personal knowledge of how Ipperwash residents’ were suffering at the hands of native criminals, but that knowledge was never made public or used to help give residents a voice at the Inquiry. 

the Ipperwash Inquiry also ‘overlooked’ a letter from the township that blamed Mr. George’s death and the “terrorizing of a municipality” on the failure to enforce the law against natives. This letter, along with hundreds of other victim impact statements written by area residents, was submitted to a federally-appointed representative in 1996.

Thirty-two of these victim impact statements form an important and poignant part of The Ipperwash Papers. They, too, were ‘overlooked’ by the Ipperwash Inquiry.

“The Ipperwash Inquiry deliberately chose to ignore the issue of native violence and the role it, and the failure of the OPP and DND to enforce the law, played in the death of Dudley George. Dudley George may have died from a police bullet,” Vandermaas says, “but it was the failure to enforce the law against native criminals in the years prior to his death that loaded the rifle.”

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Much more at www.caledoniawakeupcall.com & www.voiceofcanada.ca

Read the Ipperwash Papers, the True story of Ipperwash Here

McGuinty Started the Ipperwash Inquiry to make Mike Haris look bad – Justice was not served. Not one Resident of Ipperwash was ALLOWED to testify. Not one resident was permitted to speak about how much the residents were victimized by the illegal Native Occupation.

Not one Recommendation by the Inquiry to HELP the residents of Caledonia, Hagersview, Deseronto etc.

Stay up to date with all of the latest news on this slanted, pre determined, politically correct, steaming pile of appeasement here

A scathing inquiry report has found an impatient Mike Harris government, Ottawa’s neglect of aboriginal land claims and the cultural insensitivity of police all contributed to the death of a native protester who has become a symbol for aboriginal demands for justice in Canada ever since.

Justice Sidney Linden faulted then Ontario premier Mike Harris for giving police 24 hours to remove aboriginal protesters from Ipperwash park, just days after they occupied it.

(Edit: It’s now “Insensitive” to enforce the law and end illegal occupations)

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The healing began with a 10-minute phone call from Premier Dalton McGuinty to the brother of slain protester Dudley George.

“On behalf of the people of Ontario, we apologize for the events that led to the loss of life,” McGuinty told Sam George at 12:40 p.m., less than three hours after Justice Sidney Linden’s four-volume report was released.

“This report … speaks to something profound – even historic. This day, let us resolve to be strong by moving forward together. Let us heal the wounds of the past and build a brighter future.”

(Edit: Profound and historic would be if McGuinty would demand that the law be enforced instead of trying to start a giant sing along of Kumbaya)

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Premier Dalton McGuinty formally apologized on behalf of all Ontarians yesterday for the shooting of native protester Dudley George.

“Nothing can change the events that took place 12 summers ago or fully erase the scar that has been left on the history of aboriginal relationships for all who live here,” McGuinty said in the legislature. “On behalf of the people of Ontario, we apologize for the events that led to the loss of life. We deeply regret the death of Dudley George.”

NDP Leader Howard Hampton said McGuinty’s “rhe-toric” ignored conflicts with First Nations communities that continue under his watch.

(Edit: McGuinty will apologize to the family of a Terrorist without hesitation, but still no apology to the residents of Caledonia whom he has made a point of allowing to suffer endlessly for over 15 months now)

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Former Ontario Premier Mike Harris misled the provincial legislature when he denied telling a high-level meeting of police and government officials that “I want the fucking Indians out of the park” hours before the massive confrontation late at night on Sept. 6, 1995, when Native activist Anthony (Dudley) George was shot dead by an OPP sniper, a provincial inquiry has found.

But Harris did not interfere or give inappropriate directions to the police during the massive police operation, Mr. Justice Sidney Linden ruled in his report.

He praised the OPP for improving communications with First Nations people since 1995, but also slammed the force for never correcting the false press releases it issued on Ipperwash that (Edit: ALLEGEDLY) incorrectly stated that Natives fired at police.

Among other recommendations;

– “The ministry of community safety and correctional services should issue a directive to all police services in Ontario, including the OPP, requiring police officers to report incidents of racism or other culturally insensitive behaviour by other officers to their superiors.”

– “The provincial government should establish a permanent, independent, and impartial agency to facilitate and oversee the settling of land and treaty claims in
Ontario.”

– “The provincial government should work with First Nations and Aboriginal organizations to develop policies that acknowledge the uniqueness of Aboriginal burial and heritage sites, ensure that First Nations are aware of decisions affecting Aboriginal burial and heritage sites, and promote First Nations participation in decision-making.”

(Edit: Let’s quit sugar coating this nonsnese and call it what it is. The recommendation goes as follows: APPEASEMENT APPEASEMENT APPEASEMENT APPEASEMENT)

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The federal government’s unwillingness to settle aboriginal land claims, the impatience of the Conservative Ontario government and the cultural insensitivity of the provincial police all contributed to the shooting death of  aboriginal protester Dudley George in Ipperwash Provincial Park 12 years ago, an exhaustive public inquiry concluded Thursday.

“The federal government, the provincial government, and the OPP must all assume some responsibility for decisions or failures that increased the risk of violence and make a tragic confrontation more likely.”

“After carefully assessing the evidence, it is my view that Michael Harris made the statement ‘I want the fucking Indians out of the park’,”
Linden wrote. “I agree with Premier Harris’s characterization of the statement … as racist.”

(Edit: That statement had NOTHING to do with the facts, and was ruled by even this slanted pre determined whitewash report to have had no impact on the events at Ipperwash)

Harris’s lawyer Peter Downard said the most important finding from Thursday’s report is that Harris did not interfere in the police response at Ipperwash.

“It’s easy to try to stretch things, to make it look as bad as possible for (Harris),” said Downard.“ But there is no evidence to suggest that the premier had any responsibility for Mr. George’s death.”

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After years of examining the 1995 death of native protester Dudley George at an Ontario provincial park, commissioner Sidney Linden laid blame on Thursday for the fatal shooting on the police and governments.

(Edit: All blame was kept squarely away from the Terrorists who seized the base, terrorized the town, and were seizing a Provincial Park when George was shot)

And, as Ontario’s aboriginal affairs minister offered apologies, the commissioner in charge of the Ipperwash Inquiry said: “the most urgent priority is for the federal government to return” the land to local native bands “immediately.”

In Ottawa federal Indian Affairs Minister Jim Prentice pledged to fulfill
Linden’s recommendation.

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OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino should apologize – in person – to Kettle and Stony Point band member Cecil Bernard George, 12 years after he was brutally beaten by police during the Ipperwash dispute, the head of the Ipperwash inquiry says.

This was one of dozens of recommendations Justice Sidney Linden directed toward the police force in his report on the occupation at Ipperwash Provincial Park. The report found several instances of racist behaviour in the OPP during the operation…

(Edit: Fantino had nothing to do with Ipperwash, or this alleged beating, and has never been told to apologize for the slanderous statements made against members of Caledonia Wakeup Call and Voice of Canada)

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