Aug 23/95: Gustafsen Lake-Natives invite RCMP to talk


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[SISIS note: The following mainstream news article is provided for reference only, as an example of how mainstream media treats indigenous resistance to genocide. It may contain biased and distorted information and may be missing pertinent facts and/or context.]

GUSTAFSEN LAKE -- Rebel Indians at Gustafsen Lake in the Cariboo have invited the RCMP to come and talk -- instead of storming their illegal camp. Renegade spokesman Glen Deneault says death or injury could be risked if police went ahead with an armed raid. He blames RCMP for raising tensions by dispatching armed members to scout out the rebels' camp, west of 100 Mile House. Meanwhile, ranch owner Lyle James wants police to end the standoff quickly, saying it's of utmost importance to all cattlemen. And 100 Mile House council has passed a resolution calling on the BC and federal governments to take action against the renegades. Mayor Ray Carlson would like to see a peaceful resolution, but says that may be difficult because the squatters have acted like terrorists.

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