J.P. Antonacci, Hamilton Spectator, August 5, 2020
Dave Anderson watched the fires burning on Argyle Street on Wednesday and sighed.
“This is starting all over again,” said Anderson, who moved to Caledonia on the very day in 2006 that Six Nations protesters set up an encampment on the former Douglas Creek Estates (DCE) property, sparking a bitter land claims dispute that divided the community for years. Read the rest of this entry
by Dakshana Bascaramurty, Globe and Mail, Dec 11, 2017
For much of Chester Gibson’s adult life, deer hunting outside the boundaries of the Six Nations Reserve was carried out stealthily. He’d be in a car going 30 kilometres per hour and dive out of the passenger seat clutching his crossbow, roll in a ditch and then disappear into the woods. When Mr. Gibson, who is Mohawk, was ready to be picked up, he’d plant a stick at the side of the road to alert his driver. Then he’d lug the deer carcass into the back of the truck as quickly as possible, jump in and take off. If caught, he could be prosecuted. Read the rest of this entry
First Nations people have manned a blockade on the outskirts of Caledonia for three weeks.
A blockade by members of Six Nations has barred a portion of Argyle Street, the main road in Caledonia for the past 21 days.
The protest is connected to a parcel of land that was put into a federal corporation in March by Six Nations’ elected band council, allegedly reneging on an Ontario promise to return it to Six Nations people in 2006 to ameliorate the Caledonia Standoff — a protest that saw a group of Indigenous people occupy a housing development called Douglas Creek Estates. The blockade is situated near the site where violence broke out over 10 years ago. Read the rest of this entry
CBC News, August 10, 2017
Members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy blocked Argyle Street in Caledonia on Thursday.
The group has listed several demands, most aimed at the Ontario government but one directed at the Six Nations elected band council. Read the rest of this entry
Haudenosaunee men spent months protesting at Enbridge dig sites
By Adam Carter, CBC News, May 31, 2017
Todd Williams spent months sparring with Enbridge all over Hamilton, trying to disrupt the company’s pipeline operations. And now it’s costing him.
After a legal battle with the oil giant that centred on the company’s property rights versus Indigenous treaty and hunting rights, Williams and another Haudenosaunee man, Wayne Hill, were ordered by a Superior Court in Hamilton this month to pay Enbridge $25,381.81 in legal fees. The costs award comes after Enbridge won an injunction barring them from maintenance dig sites. Read the rest of this entry
Hamiltonians and Haudenosaunee fighting to keep trees from being cleared
By Chris Seto, CBC News, March 20, 2016
The Six Nations Haudenosaunee and the City of Hamilton are trying to save as many trees as possible from Hydro One’s plan to clear-cut a section of land in the Red Hill Valley.
A line of hydro towers running 1.6 km along the Red Hill Valley Parkway from Glen Castle Park to the brow of the escarpment have been standing over residents since the 1960s.
Since that time, the power authority has periodically trimmed back trees every few years as needed, keeping regulatory clearances between vegetation and hydro lines, while also leaving the undergrowth to thrive. Read the rest of this entry
by Submedia, Sept 24, 2015
Montreal — First Nations women and supporters sent a clear message to TransCanada this Wednesday evening that the Energy East pipeline is not welcome through First Nations lands.
“What we want TransCanada to understand is that no means no. This is Kanien’ke, this is Mohawk Land and we are tired of occupation, we are tired of environmental disaster.” said Lickers at Wednesday night’s hearing. “This is our land and we are going to protect it.” Read the rest of this entry