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[SISIS note: The following mainstream radio news reports are provided for reference only, as an example of how mainstream media treats indigenous resistance to genocide. Mainstream media often presents biased and distorted information, lacking pertinent facts and/or context. Inclusion of this article on our site should not be considered an endorsement by SISIS.]
Apr 26, 2006 - 2:30 AM
VANCOUVER/CKNW (AM980) - Protestors say Tuesday afternoon's disruption on the Lions Gate Bridge is just the start of action planned in solidarity with Caledonia, Ontario First Nations.
David Dennis, Vice President of the United Native Nations says the group is plotting their next move and is hoping to get other First Nations groups to join in the action, "We want to encourage our people to begin to stand up and wake up and tell themselves that you know lives are in danger, we got to get out there."
It's not clear what the future action may be or when it will happen.
Apr 26, 2006 - 2:30 AM
KELOWNA/CKNW (AM980) - The President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs says he can't rule out further protests in this Province, in solidarity with the Six Nations standoff in Caledonia, Ontario.
Chief Stewart Phillip says he supports the solidarity protests in Vancouver and Kelowna, "We cannot accept violence being perpetrated against indigenous people, First Nations people, as a solution to the very complex issues of land rights."
He says treating the land claim issues as matters for law enforcement will only aggravate the situation.
Phillip says whether there are more protests in BC will depend largely on the citizens of Caledonia, the Ontario Provincial Government and the Government of Canada.
Apr 26, 2006 - 8:20 AM
VANCOUVER/CKNW (AM980) - One of the organizers of yesterday's native protest delaying traffic in downtown Vancouver is being investigated by the RCMP.
David Dennis is one of two men arrested last summer in a weapons takedown on the Burrard Street Bridge.
At the time, he was a member of the West Coast Warrior Society who claimed he was wrongfully arrested.
He insisted the 14 hunting rifles seized by the Mounties are registered with the Canadian firearms centre and they were bought for ten Aboriginal men taking part in an outdoor training program.
Police say their investigation is still active, but no charges have been laid against Dennis or the other man arrested on June 27th.
Dennis who is now the vice-president of the United Native Nations says yesterday's disruption on Lionsgate Bridge is just the start of action in support of native protesters in Caledonia, Ontario.