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The Kingston Mohawk Support Network (KMSN) plans to hold demonstrations on and near railroad tracks in Kingston.

We will be calling upon our government to respect its historical agreements with First Nations, and to begin to conduct itself peaceably, justly and honourably in its dealings with all First Nations and peoples.

We have chosen the train tracks as the location for this event to demonstrate our solidarity with the numerous road and railway blockades that are being planned by First Nations communities across Canada as part of this National Day of Action.

A big part of celebrating the National Day of Action will be educating the non-native public as they cross the tracks, but equally important is showing the government and First Nations that First Nations are not alone in their fight for justice and the land they were promised.

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Dunnville Chronicle

The Six Nations band council has planned to distribute information on land claims at the Brantford casino on June 29.A convoy of vehicles will roll into the Brantford casino at 10 a.m. For two hours, people will conduct “a peaceful, respectful and educational event,” said Six Nations band council Chief Dave General. “But we need to share with our neighbours what our issues are.”

Six months ago, First Nations chiefs voted in favour of protests on June 29 to draw attention to First Nations land and human rights issues, poverty and racism.General said the day will involve a whole spectrum of direct action from those who will erect blockades to those who want to press their point with education.

Haldimand County OPP Inspector Dave McLean said “Let the day come and go,” “There are so many good people in both communities. Everyone is waiting for resolution so they can get back to their lives.” (EDIT: Read between the lines and that statement is “Just let yourselves be terrorized because the OPP won’t do anything to help you “)

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The Ontario government will now have a stand-alone Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs to build a stronger relationship with Aboriginal people and speed up the resolution of outstanding issues, said Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.

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Since October 2003, the McGuinty government has been implementing change to deliver better health care, education, economic opportunities and justice for Aboriginal people by working together in Ontario’s New Approach to Aboriginal Affairs.

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Teepee at Legislature puts focus on logging, mineral exploration

Aided by environmental activists, two First Nations from northern Ontario pitched a huge teepee on the Legislature’s front lawn yesterday afternoon to protest logging and mineral exploration on aboriginal lands.

A member of the Rainforest Action Network suspended herself from the top of the teepee tripod, enduring stifling heat, in a bid to make it harder for security officials to take down the tent.

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TORONTO (CP) – Activists from two northern Ontario First Nations groups erected a nine-metre teepee on the front lawn of the Ontario legislature Monday, four days before a planned national aboriginal day of protest. The protesters did not say how long they planned to keep the teepee in front of the legislature in place.

Edit: Did they get a permit as anyone else would be required to do?

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Welland Tribune

Editorial – One of the hazards of fixed election dates is that politicians have the capacity to begin campaigning well before the official writ period begins.We saw that in the Progressive Conservative party, when leader John Tory unveiled the party’s election platform at a convention earlier this month.

We are also seeing it in the Liberal party. Premier Dalton McGuinty is taking advantage of his decision to prorogue the legislature three weeks early to go on a cross-province tour promising bundles of cash for various projects.

This itinerary of whistlestops and stump speeches is being done on the backs of Ontario’s taxpayers.

A look at the last week’s spending announcements tells another tale. At a stop in Hamilton, with the knowledge that two incumbent Steel City Liberal MPPs wouldn’t be seeking re-election, McGuinty challenged city residents to come up with big projects for the province to pursue.For transit in the GTA and Hamilton, McGuinty promised $11.5 billion.

To encourage green automotive technologies, McGuinty promised $650 million.

In the home, a $150-million fund to offset the cost of renovations that make a house more energy efficient has been pledged.

Municipalities have been offered $220 million in loans and grants to help improve and retrofit buildings.

But none of these moneys will be made available until after the Oct. 10 election.

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INDIGENOUS SAGE “RED-X” BEING TORTURED IN DUNGEON

MNN.  June 22, 2007.  The Red-X was apprehended by the special “anti-terrorist” forces constituted by the U.S. , Canada and Europe to institute terror.  They have taken Red-X for special “attention” and to get him out of the way for the June 29 “Phil Fontaine Day”.  Without giving him any reason or charges, he was taken away under some new law to a state that excels in torture.  No one heard from him for several days.  Once in a while, we heard static and beeps coming into our minds but nothing more. 

Suddenly a telepathic message flashed telling us how he was tortured by a special squad.  They were dressed in black with black hoods.  They looked something like Darth Vader’s gang.  They used all the old tactics like inserting large objects into his rectum which he expelled into their faces, knocking out one eye.  They siced beasts on him to frighten, bite and anally rape him.  These animals ended up trying to help him and even licked some of his wounds, which drove his tormenters nuts.  They also tried to put a computer chip in his brain so they could track him.  They were unsuccessful because his body rejected it.  He did not have the necessary anti-rejection chemicals in his system.  It fell on the floor and broke into a thousand pieces.  Derogatory terms were constantly hurled at him, like “dirty red sand nigger and maggot”, “Wagon burner, “big papoose” and “chief”.     

They squashed his testicles which bounced back like silly putty.  “You’re part of the resistance”, they kept yelling at him in frustration. “They tried to behead me but saw the scar on my neck”, he said.  They decided against this because they figured that the Third Dimension would come and sew it back on like they did before.  That happened when he was beheaded as an 8-year old at the residential school run by the churches for the colonial government.

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The chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) have encouraged people to organize and participate in a “National Day of Action” to draw attention to and educate Canadians on First Nations issues. In solidarity with those who will be taking action on June 29th, the Wasáse Movement challenges the AFN to go further than this one-day national day of rhetoric and symbolic protest. We challenge the chiefs of the AFN to truly respect their people and to engage in a real strategy of action to improve the quality of life for Indigenous people in this country.

More funding for band councils and tribunal for specific claims will not make a difference in the way our people are affected by land-loss, racism, and poverty. We believe creating a better life for our people means fighting for the respect of our inherent rights and the return of our lands through a sustained campaign of political confrontation and direct non-violent action. Wasáse calls on the Assembly of First Nations to go further in responding to the hearts and minds of all the people who engage in the National Day of Action by:

1. Redirecting the agenda and efforts of the AFN inward to strengthen our communities; and,
2. Supporting a strategy of sustained political action and confrontation going beyond June 29th.

Some of us believe in reconciliation, forgetting that the monster has a genocidal appetite, a taste for our blood, and would sooner tear us apart than lick our hands… We need to stand against history and against those who would submit to it, and with the warriors who want to beat the beast into bloody submission and teach it to behave.” – Wasáse.

This is Six Nations spokesperson Hazel Hill’s latest update from the Grand River:

I guess Stephen Harper thought he was doing something when they came up with a new “land claims process” for Canada. And I’m sure the Crown had hopes that it would allow them to usurp the authority from the Haudenosaunee Confederacy once again and hand it over to their Elected Council which would then give control back to the Crown over the current process that is on-going between the Six Nations and the Crown. This new lands claim process may very well be something that works for other Nations, but it doesn’t apply to the Six Nations Haudenosaunee.

the Province is currently working toward getting the lands which house the Burtch Correctional Facility up to standard with respect to the environmental and building code safety so that they can then be returned to the Six Nations (according to original title, and not according to the Indian Act). This was actually part of the ‘Petersons Promises’ at which time we agreed to bring the barricades down off of Argyle Street in May 2006, and only now are they actually getting to it! Talk about dragging your heels! As far as I’m concerned, the land is already ours, given to us by the Creator.

Our lands were stolen from us by the same manner and if we have to take it back parcel by parcel, don’t think we can’t or won’t. It is the honour of the Crown that is in question, not the honour of our people. We have been honourable to the point of disregarding our very own future. Now it is time we took action to rectify that. I hope that all of those nations who had indicated that they would be taking a national day of action on June 29th will continue to do so.

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Canada’s native leaders are walking a fine line as they plan for a national day of protest on June 29. They hope to be dramatic enough to draw attention to poverty on reserves, stalled land claims and other issues, yet most insist they aren’t thinking blockades or confrontation.

“We don’t want to cause a major disruption in the lives of Canadians, but at the same time, we also want to make sure they understand that this is a crisis,” Phil Fontaine, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, said in an interview this week from Ottawa. Fontaine himself recently pointed out that public sympathy for aboriginal concerns was highest during the Oka crisis in 1990. (EDIT: Phil feels killing a cop made us more sympathetic toward them?.. sure Phil)

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Brantford Expositor

Canada’s native leaders are walking a fine line as they plan for a national day of protest on June 29. They hope to be dramatic enough to draw attention to poverty on reserves, stalled land claims and other issues, yet most insist they aren’t thinking blockades or confrontation. “We don’t want to cause a major disruption in the lives of Canadians, but at the same time, we also want to make sure they understand that this is a crisis,” Phil Fontaine, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, said in an interview this week from Ottawa.Shawn Brant, a Mohawk protester from the Bay of Quinte First Nation who led a 30-hour rail blockade in April near Deseronto, Ont., said a group is planning an action within a “framework of economic disruption,” but were co-ordinating with other communities as to which infrastructure would be targeted.“We have our plans made, and it’s really just contingent on circumstances that come up within the course of the next seven or eight days …,” Brant said.“We’re not going to close a highway that’s already closed or a train line that’s already closed. If that’s done, then we’re going to adjust ourselves accordingly. We want to be the most effective that we can be,” Brant said. (Edit: How very peaceful)

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Ontario Provincial Police are communicating with police services across Canada about the June 29 First Nations Day of Action.“We have been planning for a long period of time,” said Haldimand County OPP Inspector Dave McLean.

“The OPP and all major police services are working together with First Nations communities to make sure the national day of action is a process to get their message across and at the same time maintain the peace and cause as little disruption as possible,” he said.

In Haldimand County, McLean said he will ensure the resources and people are in place to respond where necessary. He was not certain what might happen in the municipality and has heard mixed messages of support and disagreement from Six Nations community members about June 29 activities.

Initially railways were targeted but roads, bridges and hydro lines were added as possible locations. OPP cannot be everywhere, said McLean. That’s why it’s so important to communicate with First Nations communities to work toward peaceful protests, he added

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Lorraine Bergstrand’s top-four issues are Six Nations, tobacco growers, Ontario Power Generation and farming.As the acclaimed provincial Liberal candidate for Haldimand-Norfolk riding, she says she will sit down with members of Premier Dalton McGuinty’s cabinet to be briefed on all issues.

Bergstrand is in the midst of reading the Ipperwash Inquiry report. She advised everyone in the county to read it because it throws a lot of understanding on how the Caledonia site was handled by the provincial government and the Ontario Provincial Police.

As the Haldimand-Norfolk MPP, Bergstrand said she would apply pressure using her people skills to expedite resolution in a way everyone can live with.

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OTTAWA — Flanked by some of the top police officers in the country, Phil Fontaine issued a clear warning yesterday to aboriginal protesters plotting a wide range of mischief in the coming days.

The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations said anyone who breaks the law in protesting against native poverty should expect to run afoul of police. But he also urged police not to clamp down on those protesting peacefully as part of a long-scheduled day of action June 29.

“Freedom of expression and freedom of association are constitutional rights, and people have a right to demonstrate, to protest,” Mr. Fontaine said. “And if they so wish to engage in civil disobedience, they can, as long as they’re prepared to accept the consequences.” (EDIT: Easy to say when they all know there are NO concequences)

Commissioner Fantino said “Our issue is to diffuse, to create a peaceful environment and, yes, enforce the law and all of that, but it isn’t at all cost.” (Edit: No Julian. The cost isn’t to you or your officers, it’s to us the residents of Ontario who you fail to protect)

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OTTAWA — With the threat of native rail and road blockades looming, the Assembly of First Nations and the RCMP have signed a protocol aimed at ensuring protests don’t turn ugly.Surrounded by the scent of burning sweetgrass, AFN national chief Phil Fontaine and interim RCMP commissioner Beverly Busson hailed the pact as key to maintaining good relations between natives and the Mounties.

“The purpose of this protocol is to establish trusting and reciprocal relationships among the parties with the goal of addressing issues of mutual concern and preventing crisis situations from arising in First Nations communities and resolving any crises that may arise at the earliest possible opportunity,” says the text of the agreement.

Both Fontaine and Busson said they are hopeful that the national day of action on June 29 will be a peaceful way for Canadians to gain a better understanding of native issues.

Courtesy of www.CaledoniaWakeupCall.com