Archive for the ‘Terry Nelson’ Category

An interesting take on the situation Canada is facing at the hands of Native Terrorists by Western Standard touching on such people as Jim Prentice, Phil Fontaine, Terry Nelson,  Angus Toulouse, Mike Harris, Dalton McGuinty, John Tory, and even Gary McHale (sort of). 

Also such Terrorists attacks as Oka where Mohawks shot and killed a cop, Ipperwash where they made Dudley George a martyr for being killed during battle with the OPP (yes they said during battle.. kudo’s Western Standard), the pathetic Ipperwhitewash Inquiry,  and Caledonia.

This one is definitely worth a read. Click here or on their interpretive art of how peace for June 29th was negotiated for the full story.

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ROSEAU RIVER RESERVE, MAN. — ‘Well, why else are you here?” Chief Terrance Nelson shoots back. “I doubt The Globe and Mail would send you out to talk about Roseau River’s housing problems,” he says with a smirking laugh.

Mr. Nelson is a roiling mixture of bluster, determination, suspicion and contempt. He knows that the media loves controversy, and he isn’t afraid to stoke it in order to get the country’s attention.

His has been the most militant voice about the June 29 national day of action called for by the Assembly of First Nations. “There’s only one way to deal with a white man. You either pick up a gun or you stand between him and his money,” he is now famous for saying. Canadians should be “damn nervous,” he warns.

Mr. Nelson likes to point out. “Canada stands to lose up to $200-billion shaved off the GDP, and the economy won’t recover until 2009,” he boasts of the day of action’s potential impact.

“Let me ask you a question,” he says, leaning back in his swivel chair. “Is it easier to bring native people to where Canadians are at economically or to bring Canadians down to where we’re at? And then you’ll find out what the hell it’s like … You have everything to lose. That’s why you’re really afraid,” he says, leaning forward and chuckling lightly.

“The worst thing that could happen is for June 29th to fizzle, because then people will look at that and say, ‘See? The Indians just run away. All they do is threaten. All we have to do is show them who is boss.’ ”

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The Harper government’s initiative to speed up Indian claims settlement is overdue, but represents but a small piece of a puzzle crying out for completion.

Only when such leaders as Phil Fontaine and Bill Wilson stand up and say as much will Canadians be able to look to a prospect of socioeconomic equality between Indians and non-Indians. At present, Fontaine, chief of the Assembly of First Nations, and B.C. chief Wilson – defeated by Fontaine last July for the top aboriginal job – are trapped in a victim mindset.

They’re pandering to the hotheads in their communities rather than speaking on behalf of innovation and the taking of personal responsibility.

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Winnipeg Free Press
Letter of the DayRe: Land claims pledge can’t derail protest, June 13.

I was shocked by Chief Terry Nelson’s comments. In response to his remark, “Are you going to listen to another white man making a promise?” I would say yes, you should, if you’re going to be a citizen in a society that looks beyond ethnicity and judges people by the content of their character.

I listen to promises from white men all the time, and for the most part, it hasn’t adversely affected me. It is illogical for Chief Nelson to reject the land-claims proposal simply because of the skin colour of the person who promised it, and it is disingenuous of him to continue rail blockades based on such questionable grounds.

GABRIEL HURLEY

Courtesy of www.CaledoniaWakeupCall.com

CanWest News Service
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will try to calm agitation for aboriginal protests this summer by announcing today the creation of an independent tribunal to speed the settlement of native land claims.

Today’s announcement is timed to defuse threats of illegal and possibly violent demonstrations on some reserves. The Assembly of First Nations is also calling for a “day of action,” including protest, on June 29.

Yesterday, Chief Terrence Nelson applauded Harper for agreeing to reform the land-claims system, but said he could not call off his blockade because of “the simple promise of another white man.”

Instead, Nelson sent a letter to Canadian National, offering a five-year “truce” with the company in return for CN’s agreement to voluntarily halt trains along the disputed tracks the night of June 29, as well as a CN promise to pressure Ottawa on land claims.

We’re certainly not stepping down our protest,” Nelson said. “What we’re trying to do is sit down properly and negotiate, before things get out of control.”

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A Manitoba First Nations chief whose controversial comments made national headlines is refusing to step down, even though a band watchdog group has voted to remove him and his councillors from office. Speaking to news organizations last month, Chief Terry Nelson of the Roseau River First Nation said: “There’s only one way to deal with a white man. You either pick up a gun or you stand between him and his money.”

Late last month, the Custom Council of the Roseau River First Nation served a notice of non-confidence in Nelson and his council and ordered a new election for the positions. “He’s humiliating us, embarrassing us. We don’t want to be portrayed as terrorists. We have to put a stop to this,”

Nelson says he supports the Custom Council’s right to recall democratically elected officials, but says this particular council hasn’t followed proper procedures for appointing members. A decision made in a secret meeting, possibly without quorum, can’t be valid, he said.

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Happy Canada Day!

Admittedly this is a bit premature, but that’s because I want to celebrate the birth of our Country while it’s still in tact. Let us now remember all of the great Canada Day celebrations we have had.

Regardless of what your preference is, be it a family BBQ, a trip up North to cottage Country, a weekend at any of Canada’s many beautiful beaches, or simply relaxing at home and enjoying life in this great Country we all share, I suggest you do it early this year because Canada Day 2007 is likely to be unlike anything we have ever seen.

How are you planning to get to your destination to celebrate this year? By train? Don’t count on it. Roads? Perhaps if you’re lucky. When you arrive do you intend to use any electricity? It may not be there. But if the power goes out we can always count on firing up the gas stove and using the phone to keep in touch with our loved ones right? Should a gas or phone line run through land these omnipotent, government endorsed, overgrown, weaponized cry babies decide belongs to them, they too may be shut down.

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Aboriginal leaders across the country say the release of the Ipperwash report has cemented their resolve to use a diverse array of methods (Edit: Terrorism) this summer to raise awareness about outstanding land claims, racism and poverty faced by First Nations communities.

Chief Terrance Nelson of the Roseau River First Nation, south of Winnipeg, has threatened a lengthy blockade of CN rail lines unless the federal government moves to resolve some 800 outstanding land claims by June 29. He says the Ipperwash inquiry report justifies extreme action such as rail blockades as the only tenable way to draw attention to aboriginal grievances.

“There is certainly cause for First Nations to see that the only way to get the white man to do anything is simply to take direct action, and unfortunately that’s the reality that the First Nations face.”

Shawn Brant, a Mohawk protester from the Bay of Quinte First Nation who led a 30-hour rail blockade near Deseronto, Ont., last month, agreed that direct action is the only way aboriginal people can make their voices heard, and he hopes the death of Dudley George will motivate people to “express their anger” during the planned day of protest. (Edit: Notice how yet again, they’re using Dudley George as an excuse to commit Terrorist acts)

“I think it’s about demonstrating the power we have in our backyards. I think it’s about saying … we’re never going to be disrespected, we’re not going to allow for another situation like Dudley George, we’re not going to drink poison water without there being consequences,” said Brant.

Brant says there’s little governments can do at this point to prevent what he called “something that maybe people couldn’t even imagine.”

“Unless the government can get the chequebook out and run around really quick and try and put fires out, then yeah, it’s going to be not only a day or a week of discontent, it’s going to be a summer and it’s going to be a fall and it’s going to continue until these issues are resolved once and for all,” he said.

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The violent and fatal standoff between Mohawks and Canadian soldiers in Oka, Que., 17 years ago marked a high point in Canadian sympathy for aboriginal issues, says Phil Fontaine, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

The pointed reference to the summer-long crisis came yesterday as chiefs from across Canada gathered to discuss a so-called Day of Action planned for June 29. Like Oka, the day could involve blockades. (EDIT: The murder of a police officer is considered a high point by these people?)

“The highest level of support for our position was during that crisis, that’s the highest level of support that Canadians have ever expressed for our issues,” Fontaine said in response to a reporter’s question about the effectiveness of civil disobedience. (EDIT: Stop sugar coating it Phil. It’s called Terrorism)

For Chief Terrance Nelson of the Roseau River First Nation, the plan is to blockade railway lines that move to and from the United States in southern Manitoba.

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Indian Affairs Minister Jim Prentice has said he wants to speed up talks to settle First Nations land claims, but don’t expect him to embrace Premier Dalton McGuinty’s suggestion to set up an independent body to settle the nation’s 800 outstanding clams.There’s just too much at stake for the federal government to give an independent body that kind of power, and yet, the time has come for such a mechanism.

How First Nations’ frustration will manifest itself – on June 29 or otherwise – remains to be seen, but at least one band chief, Terry Nelson of the Roseau River First Nation in Manitoba, is making it clear what he has in mind. Said Nelson to CTV’s Newsnet: “There are only two ways of dealing with the white man. One, either you pick up a gun, or you stand between the white man and his money.”

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CALGARY, Alta. — Canadian native groups are calling on the nation’s railways to voluntary shut down service during their June 29 “day of action” or face blockades.
Native chiefs met yesterday to discuss their plans for June 29, which aims to disrupt Canada’s economy.

“If passing out pamphlets along the roadway was effective, we’d be doing that,”(Chief Terry) Nelson told reporters yesterday. “The pressure’s going to come from industry, it’s not going to come just from powerless Canadians that figure that they have a great democracy and all they have to do is vote and things will change.”

CN told the Globe and Mail that it would not shut down its operations on June 29.

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The violent 1990 standoff at the Oka native reserve near Montreal triggered a spike in public support for aboriginal issues, Phil Fontaine, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, said Wednesday.

“The highest level of support for our position was during (the Oka) crisis,” he recalled, in reference to the dispute between the Mohawk residents and the Quebec police. The standoff, which led to the shooting death of an officer, became a rallying cry for native anger and frustration. (Edit: The murder of a police officer by Terrorists sparked support for the terrorists is what I believe I am reading right now. Anyone else see a problem with this picture?)

The prospect of a long summer of native protests has been growing, with native chiefs like Manitoba’s Terry Nelson advocating a hardline approach that includes shutting down rail lines.

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Last December, the Assembly of First Nations voted to make June 29 a national day of peaceful protest. Now Chief Terry Nelson of the Roseau River First Nation is threatening to kick off the Canada Day long weekend by blocking a CN rail line, and encouraging other chiefs to do likewise.

Mr. Nelson was one of the few native leaders to stand up for David Ahenakew after the latter’s notorious anti-Semitic remarks in 2002. He later went on the attack against
Winnipeg broadcaster Charles Adler, as well as against the Asper family’s CanWest media empire: “The Jewish silence is deafening. It is not just one article, there are thousands of articles and stories carried by Jewish controlled media that are evidence of hatred against recognized races of people.” He played another race card this week: “There are only two ways of dealing with the white man. One, either you pick up a gun, or you stand between the white man and his money.”

Let’s hope governments and police forces do their job on Canada Day weekend, tearing down any barricades as soon as they are put up and laying charges against anyone who breaks the law. With such lavish forewarning, there’s no excuse not to be prepared; this is no Caledonia-style surprise.

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Terry Nelson, chief of the Roseau River aboriginal band in southern Manitoba, seems to resent two things — racial discrimination and white people.

Mr. Nelson said this week there’s only one way to deal with the white man: “You either pick up a gun or you stand between him and his money.” Forgoing the former for now, he vows to spread economic chaos this summer by blockading the CN rail line connecting eastern and western Canada. Such incendiary comments will provoke a justifiable backlash from those Mr. Nelson refers to as “immigrants.”

It may be hard to focus on the facts when tempers are fraying and leaders like Mr. Nelson are inciting his supporters to break the law. But the interests of all Canadians will be best served if cool heads prevail and a long, hot summer of discontent is averted.

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The chief of a
Manitoba aboriginal band has threatened widespread economic disruption this summer if land claims are not promptly settled. Terry Nelson of the Roseau River First Nation declared on Monday that he would attempt to blockade the rail line connecting Eastern and
Western Canada next month. He said the stoppage could continue well beyond June 29 — which aboriginal leaders have named as a day of peaceful national protest — to draw attention to his band’s unresolved land claims under Treaty 1. “If [the rail companies] take a confrontational attitude and start throwing lawsuits around, clearly this could escalate and it will very likely end up in a month-long blockade,” he said. “If the chiefs cannot deliver any hope for the first nation people, the people themselves will take action. It is going to get out of control, very clearly.”

Such inflammatory threats can only damage the cause that Mr. Nelson seeks to promote. How can he ask for the application of the rule of law in regard to his claims when he does not honour that principle? Mr. Nelson has promised to meet justifiable lawsuits with “out of control” action.

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