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Bitter land dispute results in road blockade on Six Nations in Caledonia

Six Nations block 2017First 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

Haudenosaunee people block Caledonia road over ‘lies’ from Ontario government

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Members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy protest along a street in Caledonia Thursday. (David Ritchie/CBC)

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

Six Nations on high alert as Haldimand council orders removal of blockade

The scene at Kanonhstaton after incident with Gary McHale, June 2014.

The scene at Kanonhstaton after incident with Gary McHale, June 2014.

by Jim Windle, Two Row Times, June 24, 2014

CALEDONIA – Monday night, in camera, Haldimand Mayor Ken Hewitt and his council ordered the blockade put up to protect the Kanonhstaton land in Caledonia, to be removed ASAP.  Claiming the order was only to clean up the appearance from Highway #6 and to make the site “accessible to emergency access,” Hewitt insists that it was not council’s intention to cause any undue stress to anyone.

However many at Six Nations believe he is upping the ante after two recent provocative incidents created by Haldimand residents, Gary McHale and Randy Fleming a week apart which brought back memories of the 2006 shut down of Argyle Street. Read the rest of this entry

Court orders Six Nations protesters to pay $350,000 for disruptive blockades

APTN National News,March 19, 2013Six Nations masked protester flag

A group of Six Nations protesters have less than 30 days to pay $350,000 to the city of Brantford for a series of blockades several years ago.

Judge Harrison Arrell ruled late last month in the Brantford’s favour after the blockades in 2007 and 2008 slowed the development of a hotel, manufacturing facility, retail outlets and a residential subdivision. Read the rest of this entry

6 Nations members blockade biofertilizer plant

By Bill Tremblay,, Apr 25, 2012

Members of Six Nations have joined Southgate residents in the fight to prevent human waste processing in Dundalk’s Eco Park.
Protesters are blocking the road leading to the proposed site of the Southgate Organic Materials Recovery Centre.
“No sludge is going into Dundalk. That’s the whole thing right there,” Six Nations elder Ruby Montour said. “We’re not going to let them put it on the land. They’re not going to bring it there.” Read the rest of this entry