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Ontario hate crime unit investigates poster aimed at First Nations protesters

Canadian Press
Halifax Chronicle-Herald
Thursday, May 4, 2006

[SISIS note: The following mainstream news article is 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.]

CALEDONIA, Ont. (CP) — The provincial police hate crime unit is investigating a poster inciting citizens of this community near Hamilton against aboriginals occupying a housing development.

Janie Jamieson, spokeswoman for the First Nations occupiers, said a concerned citizen from the town gave her a copy of the document.

The poster calls for a town meeting to discuss a "Final Solution" to what it calls the Indian problem.

A photo of Ku Klux Klan members figures prominently on the poster.

Jamieson questioned the authenticity of the handout, but said it wouldn’t be the first time the KKK has incited hatred against aboriginals.

Const. Dave Meyer said the local provincial police handed a copy of the poster over to the hate crime unit.

The lack of a time or date for the supposed meeting suggests it may be a hoax, Meyer said.

Jamieson said the protesters, who have been occupying Douglas Creek Estates for more than two months, will be increasing their numbers at the site this week in anticipation of more demonstrations from townspeople.

The rallies started a week ago Monday.

Six Nations members have been occupying the site since Feb. 28, arguing that the land belongs to them.

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