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B.C. woman accused in Caledonia violence arrested

CBC News:
Last updated Jun 17 2006 15:33:20 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.]

Six Nations police have arrested one of seven people wanted on warrants after a series of clashes at an aboriginal land-claims standoff in Caledonia, Ont.

Audra Ann Taillefer, 45, of Victoria was taken into custody Friday on charges of intimidation and robbery after an elderly couple's vehicle was swarmed in the town south of Hamilton on June 9.

The elderly man, who was visiting from Simcoe, Ont., was taken to a nearby hospital after the incident as a precaution because he suffers from a heart condition, police said.

The B.C. woman will appear in a Cayuga, Ont., court at an unspecified date.

Arrest warrants against others sought in connection with last weekend's violence near the native barricade remain outstanding.

Land buyout announced

On Friday, the Ontario government announced it will pay Henco Industries Ltd. an undisclosed amount for the land at the centre of the dispute. The housing development site is reported to be valued at $45 million.

The company had started building what was supposed to be a 600-home subdivision when Six Nations protesters began their occupation on Feb. 28.

In addition to paying out the developers, a lawyer for the provincial attorney general's office said the province would add $1 million to the $700,000 fund designed to help locals whose businesses have been disrupted by the protests.

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