Archive for May, 2008

May 30, 2008

Another major hearing on the pending injunction against the extortionist HDI and their representatives took place before a justice of the peace this morning in a packed Brantford court room, but not before supporters of land claim lawlessness staged a show across the street.

At 9am a protest of “solidarity” began in Victoria Park directly across from the Brantford superior court. Approximately 100 Natives showed up to wave signs in an attempt to cast a thin veil over threats of violence being uttered by Six Nations residents and their chief Bill Montour.

As the only representative of CANACE in attendance, I could feel the love in the air as I checked my watch on arrival and was told by a man with teeth missing “I’m surprised YOU know how to tell time!” I really wasn’t expecting a warm hug from a strictly pro-Native crowd, but even I was surprised to see how easily they have the Brantford Police dancing like their puppet OPP counterparts.

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The Brantford Expositor
May 28, 2008

Six Nations Chief Coun. Bill Montour says he is “totally opposed” to a national native day of action planned for Thursday. (Edit: What a coincidence. The day before the National Day of Nothing falls on its face, he decides he doesn’t support it.)

“This year, the (band) council has made a resolution that there will be no day of action,” Montour said Tuesday.

Chief Phil Fontaine of the Assembly of First Nations says the peaceful day of action is about raising awareness of the challenges facing First Nations communities.

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The following warning to the Brantford about the consequences of attempting to enforce the law was published in the Expositor today. 

May 26, 2008

“Foundation for confrontation”

I (Clive Garlow) am one of those named in the motion record regarding the application for an injunction by the city of Brantford.

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May 25, 2008

As reported by the Brantford Expositor yesterday, OPP commissioner Julian Fantino paid a visit to a longhouse meeting to chat with Confederacy chiefs on Friday.

That alone is not earth shattering news as Fantino has stated in the past that he visits the area to dine with Native leaders and visit his friends on DCE, but this time he didn’t come for dinner and he was not bearing a bottle of wine.

What’s ground breaking about this story is that Julian allegedly told the Natives that the Ontario Provincial Police might enforce the law and arrest criminals regardless of their skin color!

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May 22, 2008

With the second Native “day of Action” just one week away, it appears that the 2008 installment is a failure before it ever got started.

From the time the June 29, 2007 event was announced until the day was done, we were all hard pressed to pick up a news paper without reading a quote from Phil Fontaine, Shawn Brant, or some other self proclaimed “activist” intent on breaking the law with the protection of the OPP.

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Brantford Expositor
May 21, 2008

New bylaws aimed at stopping native protests at city construction sites have failed their first test.

Six Nations protesters weren’t deterred Tuesday by warning signs posted over the weekend at the site of the $10.5-million Hampton Inn Hotel in the northwest business park.

“I’m frustrated,” said Danny Bawa, president of the company behind the hotel project. “Once the signs were there, it should have worked.

“People normally obey the law.”

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Just when you think that the likes of Extortionists Floyd and Ruby Montour can’t get any more ridiculous, a story like this comes along.

The Brantford Expositor
May 20, 2008

Conflict has risen another notch at the construction site of a hotel repeatedly protested by Six Nations activists in the city’s northwest, with the sudden appearance of signs forbidding entrance to the property by anyone from a particular native organization.

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May 14, 2008
The Hamilton Spectator

A native activist (Edit: Extortionist) is warning Brantford and Haldimand they’re courting trouble if they try to end protests over land claims with bylaws that prohibit interference with development.

Brantford quietly passed two bylaws Monday night, banning interference with development and access to property and naming three sites that have been the target of Six Nations activists Ruby and Floyd Montour.

The second bylaw banned unauthorized fees respecting developments and referred to the (Edit: Extortionist) Haudenosaunee Development Institute, a native body seeking fees from developers in the Haldimand Tract along the Grand River.

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The Globe & Mail
May 8, 2008

OTTAWA — The RCMP and the Conservative government are targeting three of the most volatile native reserves in the country as part of a new effort to battle contraband tobacco and organized crime.

A report released yesterday by Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day and RCMP Assistant Commissioner Raf Souccar singled out Kahnawake in Quebec and Tyendinaga and Six Nations in Ontario as the Canadian sources of illicitly manufactured tobacco.

Factories on the U.S. side of Akwesasne, which straddles the Canada-U.S. border, remain the largest producers of illegal tobacco in Canada, and Mr. Day said he was working with American officials on that front.

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May 7, 2008
Brantford Expositor

A Six Nations man remains in jail in Buffalo after being granted bail last week.

Trevor Miller, 32, has been in custody for a month after his sudden arrest at a Canada-U.S. border, where he was charged in connection with a Caledonia incident that he’s already been convicted of in Ontario.

Miller’s lawyer arranged for bail on a $10,000 bond, which has not yet been posted, and made an oral motion for the charges to be dropped.

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May 5, 2008
The Brantford Expositor

City police won’t help end native protests at the northwest Brantford construction site for a hotel, where work has been halted by Six Nations’ Confederacy activists.

Instead, police will act cautiously, emphasizing the need to preserve the peace, protect the public and maintain officers’ safety.

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