June 02, 2007

Aboriginals plan protests

Indian Summer

With a national day of protest slated for June 29, native groups across Canada are weighing the merits of action over negotiationBy Terry Nelson's calculations, Canada's security forces don't stand a chance if the summer turns hot and nasty.

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."

1 comment:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
And if such threats even have a semblance of having come true, the attacks on Natives will begin in earnest. Back in the 1970s, one of writerfella's half-uncles appeared on LATER WITH TOM SNYDER, with his face and voice disguised electronically. And the half-uncle said one thing that has gotten him shadowed and phone-tapped and mail-monitored ever since, very much pre-9/11: "You think that Indians are powerless in this modern age of police and Federal investigation? Here in Southern California, one Indian with a box of matches can gain more economic revenge than all of the Indian wars that ever were fought." While writerfella himself opposes Native violence and terrorism, such statements and other protests in the 21st Century will see Natives once again under attack and attrition as though 100 years of history never went away...
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Russ Bates