With a national day of protest slated for June 29, native groups across Canada are weighing the merits of action over negotiation
The native leader figures that in Winnipeg, the car theft capital of Canada, there's no shortage of abandoned vehicles to set alight across train tracks that haul resources to the United States.
"There's 30,000 miles of railway lines in this country and more than 50,000 miles of (oil and gas) pipelines," says Nelson, chief of the Anishinabe First Nation, south of Winnipeg.
"The reality is that there's no army that can actually protect all of that. Not the United States army, not the Canadian army, not any."