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Native artists raise $22k for occupation

Hamilton Spectator
(Jul 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.]

Native artists and musicians raised more than $22,000 to support the Caledonia occupation through a concert last month.

The June 16 concert at Chiefwoods Park on Six Nations reserve attracted artists from as far away as Arizona, Texas and New Mexico.

Money came from donations at the gate, and contributions from native businesses, the Six Nations police, the elected band council and other agencies.

Some of the money will be used to pay legal fees for protesters in trouble as a result of activities during the occupation of the Douglas Creek Estates housing development, which began more than four months ago.

Protesters say it is native land and the province has bought it to be held in trust until outstanding land issues are resolved.

Other funds will help defray the daily expenses of occupying the site, including food.

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