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Gitxsan blockade ends peacefully with audit promise

WENDY STUECK, Globe and Mail, Monday, June 11, 2012

Gitxsan began their blockade of the treaty society office in December, 2011.

A long-running blockade has ended in northern B.C. after federal officials agreed to review the finances of the Gitxsan Treaty Society, whose employees had been prevented from coming to work since protesters nailed the society’s office doors and windows shut in December. Read the rest of this entry

B.C. judge at wits’ end, compares Gitxsan protests to Caledonia

GARY MASON,  Globe and Mail, Friday, May 11, 2012
Rarely has a judge been as blunt and outspoken in his condemnation of police and government and their reluctance to enforce the rule of law in this country. In fact, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Mark McEwan is so frustrated with the RCMP’s unwillingness to end an aboriginal blockade in the northern part of the province, he compared the situation to one of the most notorious native standoffs in Canadian history – Caledonia. Read the rest of this entry

RCMP refusal to clear blockade angers judge

Fears of violence in Hazelton ‘completely inappropriate’

By Ian Mulgrew, Vancouver Sun May 10, 2012

Gitxsan Treaty Society office blockaded by grassroots Gitxsan after GTS signed deal with Enbridge.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Mark McEwan is outraged over the RCMP’s refusal to enforce both the Criminal Code and an injunction to end the fivemonth blockade of an office building in Hazelton. Read the rest of this entry