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URGENT: Six Nations 'All hell and shit has broken loose'

MNN. 1:00 Monday. May 22, 2006. Day 83 of the land reclamation. In a gesture of goodwill, Six Nations people took down the barricade on Argyle Street in front of the Caledonia at 6:00 am this morning. Yesterday the Caledonians blocked the road for 6 buses of supporters from Toronto.
Six Nations "All hell and shit has broken loose"

YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED RIGHT NOW!

MNN. 1:00 Monday. May 22, 2006. Day 83 of the land reclamation. In a gesture of goodwill, Six Nations people took down the barricade on Argyle Street in front of the Caledonia at 6:00 am this morning. Yesterday the Caledonians blocked the road for 6 buses of supporters from Toronto.

They also blocked ambulances from going to the hospital. One man died alone because they did not let his family go to his bedside. A car with a reporter and some women from Six nations paper was surrounded by Caledonian men and women. They smashed the windows.

The Ontario Provincial Police stood around shoulder to shoulder without moving, just watching, allowing the hooliganism to go on. "We are looking after it," they told the Six Nations people. When Six Nations people went to help the people who were being attacked, they were surrounded by more Caledonians, who shoved and hit them and accused the Indigenous people of instigating the violence. When the woman was hit, the Six Nations men jumped in and about three or four big fights broke out. The OPP continued to allow these Caledonian hoodlums to keep up their attack.

The Six Nations have put up the barricade again.

There is a large police presence. But just standing there. They are not stopping the Caledonia people from coming in. Everytime we try to soften things up and deal with people on the expectation they will behave in a civilized way, look at what happens.

This is public misbehaviour which is a direct result of the way the issues are handled by the Canadian government and the Canadian press. They do not present the legitimate basis of the Six Nations people's complaints. They make it look like we are the law breakers. They are wrong in letting the public no know of our legitimate claims. The blame for this lies squarely on the shoulders of the public officials in the way they are presenting this whole issuer.

EVERYBODY DO SOMETHING.

Try the Prime Minister, the police, the UN, anyone you can think of who may take responsibility for law and order in Ontario.

By wolfe at May 22 2006 -

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indigenous resistance 22.May.2006 15:42

forest dweller

The CBC coverage of the Caledonia Standoff revealed the true nature of the Europeans and their "civilization"....with their constant whining about how they are always the victims. You must be reminded again that not one inch of Turtle Island belongs to you Canadians. It has always been Native Land
and it will always be Native Land...you will never keep it, no matter your delusion in thinking otherwise.

When you Colonial thieves landed here, your Queen declared this land to be hers. The Six Nations were given a six-mile strip of land on each side of the river by the largesse of the Empire. Wow! That's mighty White of you!
With you Europeans, Wasicu is a better word, you want everything.
You must be reminded again that when you colonial thieves landed here there were no real estate offices, no drugs and alcohol,
no dams, no polluted rivers and destroyed land, and so on. What you saw was a land in a natural state, which you destroyed, and systemetically continue to destroy, like your lands which you also destroyed.

What kind of people are you, that you continue to wage war on Ina Makah..the
Native peoples, the four-leggeds, the winged people, the standing people (forests), and so on......for your European god...MONEY!
We are fed up with your continuing theft of land that is not yours. You Europeans are not native to Turtle Island, and you never
will be.

If you wish to continue to wage your war of colonialism against the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island....a word of advice, be careful of what you wish for.

Crazy Horse was right when he said that we live in the shadow of the real world.
One does not sell the land the people walk upon.
We are the land.
How do we sell our Mother,
How do we sell the water,
How do we sell the stars,
How do we sell the air......

Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island are supporting their Relations at Caledonia.
Hoka Hey!
In The Spirit Of Crazy Horse

unite or fall 22.May.2006 17:11

unite

The time will soon come when people of all Nations and races will realize the Truth that we are all one and the same, yet different...as colors of the rainbow. We need to unite against the growing imperialism that festers in the hearts of power-mad white men. And I say that as a white-skinned person myself.

Mitakuye Oyasin (all my relatives)

-- 22.May.2006 17:36

forest dweller

You must be reminded again that not one inch of Turtle Island belongs to you Canadians. It has always been Native Land
and it will always be Native Land...you will never keep it, no matter your delusion in thinking otherwise.

This also means those Europeans calling themselves Americans.

Constant Lying and Stealing 22.May.2006 17:37

Joe Anybody

I am in the middle of a book about the Modoc Indians in Oregon
The "Indian History of the Modoc Wars" by Jeff Riddle

The same type of white man lies and murder is throughout the book
Page after page of broken promises and death
The hunger for control of the law and the land
The bloodshed and killing of men and women and children, old and young alike
The stealing, lying and btoken promises

This is how the white man gets what he has to this very day
It was by treating the Natives worse than dogs
By making the land and laws, be those of, the white man with his big guns

I am white and ashamed for the outright wrongs that happened then.
And for right now in what is going on at Turtle Island.

six nations 23.May.2006 03:15

karl roenfanz ( rosey ) k_rosey48@hotmail.com

congrats, i wish that you keep your land and get paid for the stolen land.

What do you need? 23.May.2006 09:30

Working Class Mama

Do you need supplies? Is there anything you need that could be brought or bought?

Solidarity 23.May.2006 10:19

Injun B

Thank you white comrads for standing with the indigenous of this continet. I just want to add that this is not the only struggle occuring today on native land. Some rich guy wants to build a biker bar on holy ground near the sacred black hills of the Lacota. Carrie Dann and the western Shashonie defense project. I ask when will it stop when will the white man stop this campaighn of internal colonialization? I ask for all those concerned next year I will be heading the Native Youth Movement here in Portland my brother Chris is preparing to go stand with the Mohawks at six nations he badly needs funding we are panning to have fund raisers at the end of the month so he can go to New York he will be producing films on what is going on to teach others. Please anything you can do will be greatly appreciated. I will be poasting more info when i have it right now i am trying to get done with school.

In solidarity

say; every comrad 23.May.2006 11:51

Ytzhak

peace,


you have many black comrads too -- many black and arab comrads who have a lot more to risk. it's best to aknowledge those comrads who gather in the struggle to support the just cause and not give props to one race over the other -- a race with priviledge -- at the expense of all the peoples who stand up for the struggle.


"These poor Indians are incapable of producing cinema films to show the reality of what happened. But the Americans can produce many films to present the American soldiers as poor people who are defending civilization, and they place red feathers on the heads of the Red Indians picturing them as ignorant and immoral barbarians, and that they are attacking the peaceful Americans who in fact came and raped their lands and built forts on them." -- Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah


 http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2004/04/25243.php


peace

i 23.May.2006 14:21

i

im not ''white'' either. not only whites are reading this. thats the assumption in tthis white dominated planet. which shows how even other races dont realize the plight of african ancestry on this continent. we are all damaged by this eurasian dominated planet.

come together, all beautiful children of the Light 24.May.2006 14:53

we are One

"im not ''white'' either. not only whites are reading this. thats the assumption in tthis white dominated planet. which shows how even other races dont realize the plight of african ancestry on this continent. we are all damaged by this eurasian dominated planet."

You're right. But in the case of radical activists, it's not so much that most of us ARE white, it's that we (well, I'll speak for myself) feel isolated...that nobody cares. Look at hip-hop culture nowadays...(which consists of all races) it has completely sold its soul to "white" values. So it's not like we can approach the hip-hop youth of today and say "join us!" They will laugh in our faces and continue on with their greedy and superficially hedonistic lifestyles. So we (I) feel very much alone in this struggle.
As for TV representations, I don't know if anyone here has seen the 6-episode miniseries called "Into the West", well, it's an extremely honest portrait of what took place in the 18hundreds...and places the blame on who it belongs on: the imperialist (or colonialist) white man.

One thing that makes my heart sing (and I'm a young man with white skin) is to see an African American person having a dialogue with a Native American person. Or an Asian with an Arab. All colors uniting. For far too long it's been all too rare a thing. It seems as though white people have almost become a liason (at best) and obstacle (at worst) between people of other races. I want to see Indigenous Americans befriend other non-white people who are not also Indigenous. The Rainbow needs to unite once and forever against the beast of imperialism...now attempting to globalize.

Thanks 24.May.2006 18:59

Injun B

You are all right I am sorry for only acknowledging one race it was an honest mistake. In my heart i believe if you like clean air and clean water if you do not want mother earth to be destroyed then I consider you a brother with the Native Youth Movement. I believe it is time to find common ground of all races to fight this rape of our mother earth.

in solidarity injun B