Quebec aboriginal chiefs to skip day of action protests

Posted: June 28, 2007 in Headlines, Home Grown Terrorism in Canada, June 29th 2007, Oka

The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador has persuaded Quebec’s aboriginal leaders not to organize protests for a day of action designated by its national sister organization.

‘The Oka crisis 17 years ago taught us a lot about how something simple can turn into a major confrontation.’— Chief Stephen McGregor, Kitigan Zibi

“We do not want to blockade bridges, we wish to build some,” Picard said when he made the request last week, warning that “any attempt of blockade or demonstration of civil disobedience will be severely denounced.”

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