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
‘We need to fill in that piece of history’: Indigenous allies repelled American invaders in 1812<
By Havard Gould, CBC News, October 2, 2016
More than 200 years after a courageous group of First Nations warriors and war captains saved the day at the Battle of Queenston Heights during the War of 1812 between the Americans and the British, their accomplishments are finally getting large-scale recognition.
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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
CALEDONIA Three men have been charged in connection with a demonstration on Highway 6 last month to pressure the federal government to call an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.
The demonstration at Highway 6 and the Fourth Line in the hamlet of Willow Grove led to the closure of the highway for 36 hours on the weekend of Oct. 4 and 5.
It’s the first time in memory that Ontario Provincial Police have charged anyone in connection with the closure of Highway 6, which was also shut down at the height of the 2006 land claims dispute at Douglas Creek Estates in Caledonia. It was closed in 2008 to support natives in a standoff with police in Eastern Ontario and in 2013 to support natives in a standoff with police in New Brunswick. Read the rest of this entry
The Canadian Press/CBC News,Oct 04, 2014
Protesters calling for action on missing and murdered aboriginal women have closed stretches of two highways in Ontario.
Provincial police say demonstrators have blocked part of Highway 6 between Caledonia and Hagersville and at the Skyway Bridge on Highway 49 connecting Tyendinaga Territory and Prince Edward County.
The protests come on what’s billed as a national day of vigil for missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls. Read the rest of this entry
Protesters from Six Nations stopped work at a dig on a portion of the Line 9 pipeline in North Dumfries Thursday morning.
According to a statement from protesters, a group marched onto a work site east of Highway 24 near the Grand River between Cambridge and Brantford around 10 a.m. Thursday. They say Enbridge’s employees are working without consent or consultation on land that is on Haudenosaunee territory. Read the rest of this entry
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
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