Mohawks may drop OPP force

Posted: June 18, 2007 in Deseronto, Home Grown Terrorism in Canada, Natives, OPP

Policing on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory may change next year when a contract expires with the Ontario Provincial Police to administer the reserve’s police force.

A grassroots community working group has been gauging public opinion since last year as well as examining alternatives to the current arrangement, which sees the OPP handle administrative tasks for the local Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory Police, said Brant Bardy, spokesman for the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.

Tyendinaga has an eight-member force, although its chief is currently suspended for allegedly making comments about what he deemed to be “racism” in the OPP.

Edit: Is anyone else laughing right now at the astounding irony in this?

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