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Barricades likely to stay in place for some time yet

Guelph Mercury
CALEDONIA (May 15, 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.]

Organizers of a Six Nations blockade in southern Ontario spent much of the weekend in meetings trying to win a consensus among protesters about a proposed timeline for taking down a controversial barricade.

But a spokesperson for the protesters said earlier comments that barricades may come down within a week were premature.

"That was never discussed or agreed to by the people," Janie Jamieson said. "But it has generated discussion."

She also said the removal of one of the barricades across a major road in Caledonia was up for debate, but the clearing of two other barriers across Highway 6 is not being discussed at this time.

The road runs through a contested 40-hectare tract of land being developed into a subdivision by Henco Industries.

Six Nations members have been occupying the site since Feb. 28, arguing that the land belongs to them. They say they agreed to lease the property for a road in 1835, and dispute arguments that it was later sold to the Crown.

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