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CKUT: Six Nations Stands Down Ontario Police

Hazel Hill joins CKUT's "Friday Morning After" to discuss Ontario Police action on Thursday, April 20, 2006. She discusses police action which ended in 15 arrests. She was attacked and tasered by the OPP. The OPP have no authority on this land. Interview is 17:05.



4:20 am the OPP attacked to arrest them. Hauled first 9 off. Some protesters took the Caledonia bridge. Reserve people arrived and repelled the cops. At least 150 heavily armed cops. Vans, trucks, paddy wagons, ambulances (for the cops). They repelled them. The cops came back. They were replled again. Now at 9:00 am the people have taken the land in question back. How to get there: From Niagara Falls and Toronto, take Highway 6 straight south from Hamilton to Caledonia. >From buffalo take Highway 3 west to Higway 6 and north on Highway 6 to Caledonia. From Windsor take Higway 3 East to Higway 6 and go north. These are backways and cops are not likely to be
looking at it too much.


The OPP has created an ongoing battle. They sit in their cars, give out false news reports, and wait for reinforcements to come in to squash the Six Nations people but they can't. Everyone is reporting to everyone.

All police have been chased off the perimeter of Douglas Estates for now. Cop were sneaking behind the unfinished houses. One woman went over. A women cop told her she was under arrest. "What do you mean I'm under arrest. You're violating the laws, both ours and
international law". Other cops came out and wrestled her down on the ground. She fought all of them. They kneed her to handcuff her.
She started booting the cops. Then other Indians arrived on the scene and chased the cops off. As they were leaving they shot her son in back with tasers. The big woman cop was carrying a big gun, something like an Ouzi. "It was a big one". Those cops were fully packed, she said. They failed to arrest her because she resisted. There are 9 arrested. They're supposed to only keep them for 2 hours. 'We haven't seen them back yet". The People are shutting Caledonia down. "We are not armed. We got our land back. Were in! We're at the fire!"

At the 6th Line where the Douglas Estates comes out on the road at the entrance, out to Highway 6 that goes onto the rez. The bypass that goes around Caledonia. At the 6th line overpass, the people there had been blocking that road, they were attacked by the cops, paddy wagons were there. They fought back. It was a brawl. People started coming from the rez and supported them. Immediately there were hydro poles around which they threw on the road and set on fire. They are cutting off Highway 6 the main supply line that goes goes to Nanticoke Hydro Electric plant down on Lake Erie. It is the main
transport truck road to Hamilton. This is being blocked.

Some protesters are still holding Caledonia Bridge, the main artery of the city. It's total confusion.

If you have satellite TV, look for Hamilton CH which has a live
feed. They have helicopters filming everything.

8:00 AM

It is an ongoing situation. 9 people arrested.

There is fighting going on at the No. 6 Line Bridge. It is blocked
off. The traditional Longhouse people put a fire there and the OPP
pepper sprayed them. But the people started fighting back. The
people have moved onto the main bridge in Caledonia. The people moved the police off the land and are going back to the main door and are still there holding on. The cops are still on the road shutting down the bypass. The OPP were chased off by the people and told to get out. OPP got off the land and are in their cars watching and waiting for "orders".

Get the news on the radio stations, newspapers, television.

7:05 am. Two snipers were chased off by the people. They have 50 cops trapped in, who can't get out. A media black out could work against them. More cops are going to come in. Indians don't have weapons but they do have tons of cameras.

In Ipperwash there was a media blackout. The only way the
information got out was because some of the people told what they saw.
That's why we need people in there. The police show ed in that
public inquiry there was a deliberate attempt to stop the press from
finding out. There were attacks upon people with cameras, those who tried to get the story out. What the police learned is how to do this
the right way next time. This is it. They learned all the weaknesses
We learned the invaders are psychologically twisted people who
pretend to be supporting the law. These are megalomaniacs who think they can say what the law is because they have access to guns. This time they will do it "right". The CTV have made two major movies
showing what happens when these twisted personalities are allowed free reign on Indians. We get killed.

There are back room deals in police headquarters to hide the
information and protect the police officers that give orders. In the
case of Ipperwash, three OPP police officers died suddenly just before
they were going to give evidence at the enquiry. What a strange
coincidence. It is unfortunate that the poor jerks that are just
"following orders" do not realize that they are putting their lives on
the line. They are not at risk from Indians, so why all these

The Six Nations people have been burning tobacco during this entire occupation for their protection. This is the only weapon that we have. We know the truth is on our side. We are calling upon the natural forces to give us wisdom and guidance through this whole siege. There are repercussions to those involved when you go against people who are innocent and justified in what they are doing. The megalomaniacs who do these kinds of things are only looking out for themselves. They are a danger to all of society. We Indigenous
people are within our rights. We want Canada to obey their own laws, and to respect international norms. We want an open and fair hearing.
If the colonizers think they own our land, they need to prove it.
With this attack they have trashed any pretension to right and
decency, democracy and the rule of law. Canada is beginning to slide quickly down the slippery slope of despotism. How can Canada decolonize. The test lies in how they feel toward people who challenge their assumptions. Are they going to use batons, guns andpepper spray? Or are they going to get out their documents and take a serious look at the evidence.

The answer is obvious. Just look at what is happening today. This is a colonial government's hard core. Canada does not believe in reasoned researched and documented solutions. We are seeing how colonial government is going to deal with any kind of questioning of their "might makes right" authority. These are the signs of how a tyrannical government is going to suppress the people from expressing legitimate dissent against a takeover by the powerful elitistinterests that are involved. It appears that individual rights are
being eliminated systematically all over Turtle Island. This
destruction of dissent at Six Nations is done under the cover of media darkness. This is the way it will be done in the future against all people across Turtle Island. This is an experiment in police state tactics against unarmed people who are exercising our rights.

These are the lessons they learned at Gustafsen Lake in 1995 where 77,000 rounds of ammunition were shot at the Indians. In Saskatoon, where Six Indian boys were found frozen to death outside the city put there by police officers. In Winnipeg where J.J. Harper was murdered by the Winnipeg police. At Ipperwash where Dudley George was murdered in cold blood by the OPP. There are over 500 Indigenous women who have "disappeared" and the police have done nothing about it. In the 1960's there was a complaint made in British Columbia because men were looking for Indian children to have sex with them in the streets. The police did nothing about it. Child prostitution is an on-going problem in Vancouver. We don't want the blood lust of Canada's police force to be whetted by spilling the blood of Indians. This vampire regime is moving in on Indians like sharks who smell
blood in the water.

We don't want the

6:45 am

Go to Six nations. Take part in the Canadian "democratic" process. Get pepper sprayed. Get beat up. Get arrested. Get killed. No one will know what is going on. Seriously, the media black out is giving the lawless their power. They can do anything they want and who knows where it will stop. Take photos and tell your friends. We don't want another Chile. The state has been involved in murders before like Anna May Aquash. These attackers find a place where they can live out their bizarre fantasies and manias. These people have a twisted view
of society and a gun is put in their hands. No psychological testing
is done on these guys in police, armies, and bureaucracies. The only
test for surviving is a willingness to "follow orders", not the law.
These people have no concept of what the law or true democratic rule is.

6:20 AM

Cops all over the place. People are there. More people coming.
Pepper sprayed. So far they let everybody go. Some might have been seized. Don't know. Canada using Gestapo tactics instead of making things right. Canada following big brother george bush mentality - invasion, containment, imprisonment and torture of Indigenous people and their families. Next Canada will start hunting down those who continue to protect and try to maintain the sov and jurisdiction of our people. lets not be surprised if Canada puts a deck of 52 for its most wanted Indigenous people and their friends and allies. Free land
is our land that is free of Indians.

At 5:55 am this morning, Thursday, April 20th, over 150 heavily
armed Ontario Provincial Police with Native mercenaries as body
shields, invaded Six Nations land. Some carrying M-16's, in riot
gear. 6th line is still open. The Rotinoshon'no are not fighting
because they are unarmed. Tear gas has been thrown at them. Some were pepper sprayed. The traitors are the same kind of people who stabbed Crazy Horse, Geronimo, and those who fought for our
sovereignty and our lives.

One bridge to the property has been closed.

Witnesses required. This will not be on the national news. Go
there and see what is going on. This is a scary precedent. Take
pictures. Make reports. Let the world know. report. REPORT.
REPORT. Help the people so no one gets hurt. we never wanted
violence. Canada has opened to the door to covert state violence on a
scale that is unprecedented in Canada. This si the end of any
pretense of negotiation with Indigenous people. they're just going to
take the land. Canada came in with armaments, guns, paddy wagons (we
dont know what's in there).

Don't let Canada become another Chile. Tell the world. The
Rotino'shon:we are on our own land.

MNN Mohawk Nation News

Repost 22.Apr.2006 13:14


Canadian natives vow to press land protest
Railroad wins injunction against related blockade

CALEDONIA, Ontario (Reuters) -- Demonstrators at a native Indian blockade in southwestern Ontario vowed on Friday to resist further attempts to remove them from a housing construction site in a land-claims dispute that has raised painful memories of earlier confrontations that turned fatal.

At a related demonstration in eastern Ontario, Canadian National Railway officials won a court order Friday to end a protest that has stalled freight and passenger traffic on a busy line between Toronto and Montreal.

Indian leaders were attempting ease tensions at the demonstration in the small town of Caledonia, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) southwest of Toronto, a day after police made an unsuccessful attempt to remove demonstrators.

"We can't stand down. We can't roll over, or we'd be betraying the unity of our people," said Neecha, an Ojibwa who had come from Sioux Lookout in northern Ontario to support demonstrators in Caledonia.

Protesters, most from the nearby Six Nations reserve, say the housing site is on land stolen from the Six Nations Confederacy in 1841. The land was part of a large parcel granted to the Confederacy in the 1780s for supporting the British Crown during the American Revolution.

Some of the estimated 200 demonstrators had their faces covered, and young men patrolled on ATVs. Officers of the Ontario Provincial Police kept their distance from the blockade, but could be seen throughout the small rural town.

"Our perimeter is secure, and we hope for a peaceful resolution," OPP Sgt. Dave Rektor said.

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty called for a peaceful end to the dispute, but said people must obey the law.

A metal barrier, pile of ruble and bonfire blocked a road into the occupied 40-hectare (100 acre) construction site, but the mood appeared somewhat calmer than Thursday, when protesters burned tires and tipped over a van after fighting with police.

The protest began in February, but tensions flared Thursday with an early-morning police raid that resulted in the arrest of 16 people and minor injuries on both sides.

The standoff has rewakened memories of a 1995 dispute at Ontario's Ipperwash Provincial Park, when police opened fire on native protesters, killing one. In 1990 a Quebec provincial police officer was killed at a similar protest in Oka, near Montreal.

Provincial and federal officials were reportedly meeting with representatives of the Six Nations on Friday in an attempt to resolve the dispute, but details of the talks were not immediately available.

Many of the demonstrators are believed to be from outside Caledonia's local native community, and the Metis Nation issued a statement saying traditional leaders of the Six Nations had asked other people to stay away while talks were under way.

The Six Nations Confederacy, also known as the Iroquois Confederacy, is made up of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora peoples.

The Caledonia blockade spurred a sympathy protest near Marysville, Ontario, where Mohawk demonstrators blocked CN Rail's main line between Toronto and Montreal, disrupting freight and passenger service.

CN Rail obtained a court injunction Friday to end the protest that has forced it to park 20 freight trains and caused Via Rail to use buses to transport passengers on one of the service's busiest routes.

CN said it still wanted a peaceful end to the rail dispute, but "it will take all measures open to it under the law to protect its right to operate its rail service without obstruction or hindrance."

It is not known when the blockage will be cleared, and Via Rail said it had suspended further passenger bookings to Ottawa and Montreal on Friday and through the weekend.
Native protesters man barricade
Native protesters man barricade
A native man at railroad blockade
A native man at railroad blockade
Mohawk natives block road at rail crossing
Mohawk natives block road at rail crossing