It’s not entirely hard to understand that, for the people of Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, the sight of an Ontario Provincial Police cruiser brings about some unease.
The OPP, in the eyes of many on the reserve, is the symbol of hostility and distrust among Ontario native people since the debacle at Ipperwash in 1995 when aboriginal protester Dudley George was killed. The results of an expensive inquiry were recently released placing blame in several directions and George has become a sort of figurehead in the aboriginal community, the symbol of how far activists may have to go.
(EDIT: Activists?? Symbol?? Try Martyr and Terrorists)
The recent incident along Highway 49, however, are the things of which nightmares are made…