Former Barriere Lake chief Harry Wawatie is a veteran of the Indian wars. Now 72, Wawatie resigned from his position last August because he didn’t have the health or stamina “to fight with the federal government.”He is no stranger to blockades, marches and sit-ins that have punctuated the recent history of his community. Now, with the stirrings of a possible restless summer across the nation growing louder, Wawatie’s community is again gearing for confrontation.
“There’s a lot of things happening,” says Wawatie. “I guess that’s life.”