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Last Updated Tue, 30 May 2006 04:08:35 EDT
[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.]
A judge is demanding the Ontario Provincial Police and lawmakers explain why they haven't enforced his order to end an aboriginal occupation of a housing development in Caledonia, Ont.
In an unusual move, Ontario Superior Court Justice David Marshall has ordered the parties involved — including the provincial police, the attorney general of Ontario, First Nations leaders and developers — to a special court session Thursday to explain why his orders are not being followed.
The order, issued in March, calls on aboriginal protesters to be evicted from Douglas Creek Estates and for the barricades to be removed from nearby railway tracks.
Police raided the subdivision on April 20 and briefly removed 16 occupiers. But dozens of native protesters went back onto the land, and then began a month-long blockade of a nearby main highway.
Last week, aboriginal protesters removed the highway blockade, but the occupation of the other sites continues.
The Six Nations community claims the land on which the subdivision was being built was illegally taken from them 200 years ago.