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First Nations chiefs arrive to back Caledonia protest

Canadian Press
London Free Press
Thu, June 8, 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 -- First Nations chiefs from across Ontario pledged their support to Caledonia protesters yesterday and warned governments to expect more occupations if aboriginal land claims aren't settled.

The 100 chiefs were bused in to Douglas Creek Estates on the eve of the occupation's 100th day.

"We are all one nation across this country," said Grand Council Chief John Beaucage, who represents 43 First Nations across the province.

Six Nations spokes-person Clyde Powless said the mass show of support was about more than Caledonia.

"Canada," he shouted, "this giant you woke up grew enormously today and will continue to grow."

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