By James Bradshaw
But Chief Chris Plain refused to use the torch's visit as a soap box from which to air his grievances.
"I didn't come to be political today. I'll talk about the torch, but I don't want to talk about community issues," he said, softly and politely. "I started my speech that way, but I thought, no, I'm not going there. We didn't want this event to showcase some of the issues we have outside. This is a celebration."
For more on the subject, see Torch Blocked on Canadian Reserves and Aboriginal Youths to Carry Olympic Flame.
(Kevin van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)