Intelligencer: Provincial apology nice, but not enough

Posted: June 5, 2007 in Appeasement & Cowardice, CN Rail, Corruption, Deseronto, Dudley George, Home Grown Terrorism in Canada, Ipperwash, IpperWashGate, Land claims, McGuinty, Natives, Propaganda

An apology for the events leading to the death of Dudley George is a start, but there is a long way to go toward soothing relations between First Nations and the provincial government, says the chief of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (MBQ).

The apology from the province that accompanied Thursday’s results of the Ipperwash inquiry is a step in the right direction, said Chief R. Donald Maracle. But the hurt still runs deep.“Obviously it won’t restore Dudley George’s life, or the unjust loss of land,” he said. “But I think the issue was investigated properly and hopefully now a healing process has begun.”
(Edit: Click here for some of how “proper” this investigation was)

At a Deseronto-area quarry, where a group of Mohawk protesters have been living since March, the inquest results affirmed what they already believed, said Shawn Brant, who has served as a spokesman for the group.

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