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Via Rail blockade by First Nations halts Montreal-Toronto trains

Train blockade near Marysville, Ontario, March 19, 2014.

Train blockade near Marysville, Ontario, March 19, 2014.

Protesters in Marysville, Ont., seek to draw attention to missing and murdered aboriginal women

CBC News, March 19, 2014

Protesters near the Tyendinaga Mohawk reserve in southern Ontario have blocked the Montreal-Toronto Via Rail line to draw attention to missing and murdered aboriginal women. Read the rest of this entry

Mohawk Shawn Brant says he became violently ill after jailhouse meal

Tyendinaga Mohawk Shawn Brant (2007 photo).

Tyendinaga Mohawk Shawn Brant (2007 photo).

Kenneth Jackson, APTN National News, March 11, 2014

Mohawk activist Shawn Brant has asked the Ontario Provincial Police not to erase cellblock video of his stay in custody Saturday after he claims to have fallen violently ill in his cell. Read the rest of this entry

Mohawk Warriors and OPP skirmish at Blockade

From March 8, 2014, confrontation at Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Posted by wc nativenews on Youtube, from APTN.

Tyendinaga rail blockade leads to 3 arrests

Shawn Brant, one of the Tyendinaga Mohawks arrested on March 8, 2014.

Shawn Brant, one of the Tyendinaga Mohawks arrested on March 8, 2014.

By Jason Miller, The Intelligencer, Sunday, March 9, 2014

Shawn Brant is among three people charged in connection with a confrontation between police and native protesters at the scene of a Tyendinaga Township CN Rail blockade Saturday. Read the rest of this entry

3 Mohawks could be charged after Ontario rail blockade

Tyendinaga Mohawk blockade signVia Rail trains between Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal delayed by First Nations protest

CBC/The Canadian Press, Mar 08, 2014

Police have taken four people into custody after Mohawk protesters calling for an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women occupied CN Rail tracks east of Belleville, Ont. Read the rest of this entry

Tyendinaga Mohawks to ramp up blockade over missing/murdered women inquiry

Ontario Provincial Police at Tyendinaga blockade, March 2014.  Photo by Dawn Barger.

Ontario Provincial Police at Tyendinaga blockade, March 2014. Photo by Dawn Barger.

Kenneth Jackson, APTN National News, March 7, 2014
The Mohawk protesters who have been holding a blockade near Tyendinaga since Sunday are now vowing to increase the intensity in the coming days after the federal government failed to call a national inquiry Friday into missing and murdered Indigenous women. Read the rest of this entry

Tyendinaga Mohawks begin blockade for missing/murdered women

Tyendinaga Mohawks have erected a tipi as part of their blockade, March 2, 2014.

Tyendinaga Mohawks have erected a tipi as part of their blockade, March 2, 2014.

By Krystalline Kraus, Rabble.ca,  March 3, 2014

As of Sunday, roughly 70 members and supporters of the Mohawks of Tyendinaga¬†erected a blockade on Shannonville Road, pushing for the Canadian government to host a genuine inquiry into the disappearances and deaths of Indigenous women across Canada — thus stating their dissatisfaction of the Oppal Inquiry. Read the rest of this entry

Tyendinaga Mohawks begin actions for Missing/Murdered Women

Ontario Provincial Police at the site of Tyendinaga Mohawk protest, Feb 28, 2014.

Ontario Provincial Police at the site of Tyendinaga Mohawk protest, Feb 28, 2014.

By Luke Hendry, The Intelligencer, February 28, 2014 (via Red Power Media)

First Nations protesters on Friday vowed further demonstrations in the week ahead as they called for a federal inquiry into the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women. Read the rest of this entry