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First Nations land claim dispute - Caledonia

Ontario Provincial Police
April 3, 2006

[SISIS note: The following police bulletin is provided for reference only, as an example of how the state treats indigenous resistance to genocide. This release includes biased and distorted information, lacking pertinent facts and context. Inclusion of this article on our site should not be considered an endorsement by SISIS.]

CALEDONIA, ON, April 3 /CNW/ - On February 28th, 2006 several First Nations members occupied land being developed for housing by Henco Inc. The occupiers question the ownership of the disputed land. The primary role of the OPP is to keep the peace and ensure public safety.

On March 3rd, 2006 an injunction was issued by the courts ordering the occupiers to leave by March 9th, 2006. As a result of the occupiers unwillingness to obey the court order the judge then found the occupiers in Contempt of Court and issued an Arrest Warrant for those failing to obey.

The OPP's goal is to achieve a safe and lasting resolution to this situation by exploring all peaceful options. Those options are still being pursued.

The OPP respects the direction of the court and as a last resort will execute the Court ordered Warrants of Arrest to remove the occupiers in the safest means possible.

The O.P.P. has a vested interest in Caledonia. Many of our officers and their families live and work in this community.

We appreciate the support, understanding and cooperation of everyone involved in this situation as we work toward a peaceful and lasting resolution.

For further information: Sergeant Dave Rektor, Caledonia, (905) 765-2339; If unavailable, please contact Constable P. Wright @ (289) 260-9345 for further media relations assistance

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